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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    The helper is my "baby." Don't tell him I said that! He is actually 19 now. His brother & sister are 27 & 29. I tell people that I had a perfect family, a mama, a daddy, a boy & a girl. God gave me Matthew & made it more perfect.
    I got my serger for Christmas last year. I really like it. I mostly use it to serge the edges of my quilts before I put my bindings on. I'm thinkin' about takin' a class on all o' the other things I can use it for. I also make these "6 hour" quilts, even if they take me way longer than 6 hours.
    I used liquid glue for these quilts cause I didn't like how the glue sticks spread on the battin'. I usually use Hobbs Heirloom wool batting.
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    JenniKy...I have a UFO that I probably will have ready for the borders by next Wednesday. If I get it done early, can I go ahead and quilt the side borders? I wouldn't do the ends because I would't have the correct measurement until the borders were attached. I used several ideas that I picked up from you and others on this thread and I'm really encouraged. Just maybe I'll start to love finishing a quilt as much as I love piecing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    JenniKy...I have a UFO that I probably will have ready for the borders by next Wednesday. If I get it done early, can I go ahead and quilt the side borders? I wouldn't do the ends because I would't have the correct measurement until the borders were attached. I used several ideas that I picked up from you and others on this thread and I'm really encouraged. Just maybe I'll start to love finishing a quilt as much as I love piecing it!
    By all means please do...and don't forget to share it with us. I completely know what you mean about starting to love finishing quilts as much as I love starting them. QAYG has definitely given this gift to me also.
    Have an awesome day!

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    I have a question about using glue - liquid or stick. If the glue secures the fabric well, what happens if the fabric starts to stretch a little as you quilt? Won't that cause wrinkles once you get out to that glued down edge?

    I use the basting spray so that I can adjust as I go. So now I'm curious because the glue sounds like a great idea.
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    I'm currently doing Part B of the First Experiment with Glue and Im using the glue stick this morning. I am able to re-position the fabric just as I could with the adhesive spray and as of this moment so far I'm giving the glue stick a five thumbs up. Will report back when I have completed quilting the block.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky, Roxanne Baste it might have the tip you are looking for when using liquid glue. I bought mine for the great tip and it works so nicely. Here's a link so you can see the tip. http://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Glue-B...+glue+baste+it

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    Thank you SewExtreme that is exactly what I was looking for.
    Have an awesome day!

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    this may only be a local problem....but here we keep glue sticks in the refridgerator.....actually mine are in the butter compartment......otherwise they are too soft and get really, really messy..... 91505 zip code

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    Glue Experiment Trial #1-Elmer's Glue STICK PART II

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    Using the same method as with the Elmer's Liquid glue. This time I used Elmer's Craft Stick Glue. The fabric is readjustable and I felt I had more control over putting the glue on the fabric and batting.

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    On this experiment I didnt run a stitch along the outer edge of the square before I started in on my quilting. That cost me some time in the frogging chair. LOL

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    Reapplied some stick glue around the edges. Heat set on Polyester Iron setting and then I ran a stitch around the very edge of my square.

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    As you can see on the needle there is a small amount of the residual glue building up on the needle as I sew along. So far this has not posed a problem and I have just removed the build up off the need with my fingers as I go along.

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    With the exception of tucking my threads. The finished front side.

    Experiment Results:
    I would use the glue stick again also. I give part B of this experiment using the glue stick, a 4 thumbs up. on a scale from 1- 5.

    NOTE *** I would not recommend this technique for anyone who is not comfortable with the regular maintenance of you own machine. Because I did have build up on my needle. Again, not an issue for me, but if you are not comfortable with doing cleaning the internal places of your machine if they some how get glue in them. I don't suggest using this any of the glue methods unless you are VERY CAREFUL.

    #1 - Again; ensure you heat set the stick glue to your fabric using the correct heat setting according to the type of batting you are using. Polyester, Wool, Cotton, Blends, Etc.

    #2 - Again Glue needs to be absolutely dry (in my humble opinion).

    #3 - I personally think if I had a HIGH END machine I would be hesitant to use any type of glue products for basting. However I feel very comfortable using them with my non-computerized low-mid level machine.

    I hope that sharing my glue experiments helped. Also please everyone feel free to counter something I have experienced with other experiences. So we can continue to learn from each other. Thanks again Ladies, I'm learning so much.



    Last edited by Jenniky; 08-10-2012 at 08:43 AM.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Jenniky, Roxanne Baste it might have the tip you are looking for when using liquid glue. I bought mine for the great tip and it works so nicely. Here's a link so you can see the tip. http://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Glue-B...+glue+baste+it
    This glue is great too. It dries quick so don't leave it uncapped for a second longer than necessary and a little bit goes a long well. It holds really good. It is more expensive so I use is selectively but love it for small pieces for appliqué. Also if you use that tip with Elmer's the glue needs to be thinned down with water or it's too thick for the tip.

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