Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 8 of 12 FirstFirst ... 7 8 9 ... LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 114

Thread: Basting with Elmer's Washable School Glue

  1. #71
    Junior Member gingerella's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    245
    couldn't the glue be thinned with water, put into a spray bottle and used that way? I just thought of that. I just bought a small bottle of the stuff myself to learn how to baste with it.

  2. #72
    Member Sam Poodles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Hendersonville, NC
    Posts
    42
    JanTx: I use the spray also, and to get around the overspray issue, I bought 2 huge thin vinyl tablecloths that I cover my working surface with. I put the can a little closer to the batting when I'm at the edges to decrease the overspray. I can simply wash the tablecloths with a hose out in the yard when they get too sticky....They cost $.75 each so sometimes I just throw them out and buy replacements! They are 108 X whatever (75??) so it's plenty big using two.

  3. #73
    Super Member carslo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    soCal
    Posts
    1,341
    Blog Entries
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by CGee View Post
    This is a great tip! I wonder if it works with other battings, esp. polyester?
    I have used polyester also and it worked also - I used a bit more glue as the glue seeped into more holes in the poly vs the cotton battings.
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

    http://californiaquilting.blogspot.com/

  4. #74
    Super Member carslo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    soCal
    Posts
    1,341
    Blog Entries
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by gingerella View Post
    couldn't the glue be thinned with water, put into a spray bottle and used that way? I just thought of that. I just bought a small bottle of the stuff myself to learn how to baste with it.


    I tried a spray bottle and didn't like how it was so hard to get it to spray, I do thin the glue a bit in the regular bottles with water. Good luck!
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

    http://californiaquilting.blogspot.com/

  5. #75
    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Posts
    1,471
    The last quilt I glue basted had visible dried glue spots from the front - a lot of white was in the top. When it was finished I threw it in the washer and no problems afterwards.
    So many quilts, so little time.

  6. #76
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    52
    I do not wash my quilts when I get done with them, so not sure if this would work. I tried the glue on a wallhanging which I do not plan to wash either and there are hard spots where I had put the glue, so think that is what would happen on a quilt too. Any suggestions?

  7. #77
    Senior Member carol45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pikesville, MD
    Posts
    382
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyMcLeod View Post
    I do not wash my quilts when I get done with them, so not sure if this would work. I tried the glue on a wallhanging which I do not plan to wash either and there are hard spots where I had put the glue, so think that is what would happen on a quilt too. Any suggestions?
    It definitely needs to be washed after using this technique.

  8. #78
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    379
    I used this method on my last quilt, but my lines were probably twice as far apart and it still worked like a charm. Then used the glue for my binding as well. I had a few thicker glue areas, but didn't have any problems whatsoever with it gumming up my needle and once I finished it and washed it, all the glue came right out. Another thing...I don't have a ping pong table - just a 6' folding banquet-type table - and glue basted it in sections, letting it dry for about an hour in between sections. Again, not a problem. And because I basted this just before Christmas, things got busy and I folded up the quilt after I glued it and it set for about a month before I got it out to quilt it. Not a thing moved! I'm never going back to thread or pin basting!

  9. #79
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    2,024
    I am giving this a try! Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial and updates.

  10. #80
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    hiding in my quilting studio
    Posts
    99
    Thanks for the tutorial
    Cheryl, hiding away in my quilting studio

Page 8 of 12 FirstFirst ... 7 8 9 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.