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Thread: Basting with Elmer's Washable School Glue

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    Super Member callen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Glad you had a good experience with it ... I didn't. I looked through the pic's on your blog and you had the same glue "gobs" that I did - about the same size. Well ... I finished quilting mine today and my machine did NOT like going through the glue gobs and each time I hit one my thread broke. I also noticed that it was gumming up my needle.

    Back to hand basting for me
    Maybe if you spread the glue out with a paint brush it would even out the globs. Would be worth a try.
    I am definitely going to try Elmer's glue so I don't have to use 505 anymore (don't like the fumes).
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    I just glue basted two small quilts this weekend. I agree, less is best and I added a little water to thin out the glue and let it air dry instead of ironing it. Worked like a charm and the cost was less than 50 cents for both quilts. I got Dollar Store glue at 2/1$. And, I did it in my living room with no overspray.
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    I have used Elmer's regular (not washable) for years on my cross stitch to secure the ends. I just use a teeny bit on a toothpick to lay the end of my thread over the back of a few adjoining stitches and hold in place with the opposite end of the toothpick for a minute. Voila!

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    It truly is amazing what we can do with Elmer's Glue
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

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    Did you wash and dry it before quilting?
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    http://www.officesupersavers.com/pro...Glue-10411.asp

    Found Elmers Spray, but can't tell if it is washable. Does anyone know??
    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by timecard24 View Post
    Did you wash and dry it before quilting?
    You wash the quilt when it's finished. The whole point of using washable school glue
    is to keep the layers together while quilting and be able to wash the quilt after it's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley View Post
    http://www.officesupersavers.com/pro...Glue-10411.asp

    Found Elmers Spray, but can't tell if it is washable. Does anyone know??
    The glue that most of us use here is Elmer's Washable School Glue. If it does not
    say washable you probably should stay away from it or make a test first.
    The washable school glue is probably a lot cheaper and we know it works.
    You can buy it by the gallon and you can baste a lot of quilts for little $$.

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    I have used Play School Washable Children's Glue that I found in the 99 Cent Store it must be WASHABLE glue and yes I wash all my quilts when I am finished FMQ
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

    http://californiaquilting.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley View Post
    http://www.officesupersavers.com/pro...Glue-10411.asp

    Found Elmers Spray, but can't tell if it is washable. Does anyone know??
    NO! It requires mineral spirits to remove! This is not a good product for basting. Best to stick with the school glue!

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