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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.
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!
It truly is amazing what we can do with Elmer's Glue
Did you wash and dry it before quilting?
God danced the day she was born
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 $$.
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