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Thread: Basting with Elmer's Washable School Glue

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Thanks for the tutorial. Didn't have good result the first time but decided to try it again
    after seeing your tutorial. I think the glue might have been too thick or I simply have
    a heavy hand LOL. So this time I decided to thin it with some water (50/50) and use a
    paint brush. I made sure to "press" the paint brush as much as possible before applying
    the glue to the batting. Worked like a charm. Haven't quilted it yet. This second attempt
    was on a small quilt but how do you push a large quilt through the machine when it's
    that stiff? Fold it and not worry about it?
    Mine doesn't come out stiff at all; maybe you're still applying too much.

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    thank you for the tutorial doing it length wise makes it seem easyer. I have been reading a lot about the Elmers school glue basting doing it your way lately. However when I frist read about using elmers School washable glue for basting a quilt the method was by making a homemade spray and spraying it on. Have you ever used it as a spray? I wonder is one way better then the other? I have been putting off finishing my GD's christmas gifts because I am afraid of making a big miss. your turtorial on how to lay out the quilt to glue bast has come just in time maybe tomorrow I will find the courage to start basting. Thank you again yippie

    here is the recipe: you use equal parts glue and water in a spray bottle shake until they are compeltely combined, then add 2 to 5 drops of dish soap to the glue mixture. swirl the mixtrue gently with the tube from the head of the bottle until the dish soap has been thoroughly mixed in. after each use remove the sprayer from the spray bottle and flush it out with warm water. recipe from ehow.com called how to make elmer's glue spray.

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    I puddle when I am FMQ and just push the dang quilt around by starting on the outside and working in I found it so much easier. I would loose track of where I was going when I tried to start in the middle. I think I might just try the spray method, my handd and fingers would get a bit sore from trying to squeeze the glue bottle evenly and my quilts were all queen or larger. I am so glad that so many of you are thinking of doing it this way, I love using the glue for the binding also, after sewing it to the fron and flipping it over, it has cut down my basting time by half I am sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carol45 View Post
    Mine doesn't come out stiff at all; maybe you're still applying too much.
    Probably. Next time I will try it in grid instead of "painting" all over. I find the paint
    brush is much easier on my carpal tunnel than spray and I can control the amount.

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    If you press it with a hot iron you can dry it straight away

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    Thank you so much for the instructions and I went to your blog. Thanks again for all the work you did for us.

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    I'm in the process of glueing down my first binding on a tablerunner. I'm just glueing a small section at a time, and next time I will sew it on the back instead of the front, as I think the back may end up looking the best. We'l see when it's done. I'm so excited and trying this on a quilt; hadn't seen anything about it until I saw it here. Thanks to all of you for posting comments. Donna

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    Donna, for the binding, you can glue the section down, then press it with an iron. (Check out Sharon Schamber's video on UTube - Binding the Angel) It will not shift after you press it. I glue the whole binding on to the quilt before I sew.
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Alright Elmer's Washable School Glue quilters here are the pictures

    Here are the pictures in order from start to end enjoy! Oops there are kinda small but you will understand better now.
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    Very interesting. Thanks for taking the time to share this information.
    SheSews (when she can)

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