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Thread: Basting using Elmer's Glue and boards with pictures

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    SO ARE YOU GLUING the batting? or the Front?
    I'm doing both. I glue the back of the actual quilt top as I show. Then when it's time to attach teh backing fabric I put the glue on the batting. It makes not difference. That's just how i do it.

    NOTE - Also if you are using the boards like Sharon Schamber shows to pin baste your quilts, you want to roll the quilt onto the boards the opposite way I did. You want to roll it as if it that the back of the quilt top is facing out not the front of the quilt top. So that when you unroll it the right side of the quilt top is facing out. Make sense?

    And I love the flannel idea. Thanks!

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    How do attach the quilt to the board before you start rolling? Do you roll all 3 layers at one time?


    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I purchased trim boards which are 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 8 feet long. No sanding needed. I am going to use the hint to cover them with flannel. I use Sharon Schambers method for basting my quilts but have used quilter's safety pins instead of needle and thread. Have glue will baste, LOL. Now!

    Thanks for the tute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyMcLeod View Post
    How do attach the quilt to the board before you start rolling? Do you roll all 3 layers at one time?
    The quilt top is rolled on one board and the backing is rolled on the other board.

    The link below is for Sharon Schamber's method of using the boards for hand basting. I found the basting a bit tedious and resorted to quilter's safety pins. The next quilt I do will be basted with the Elmer's Washable School Glue. I wish she had used a different color of backing fabric to demonstrate her method and she is doing a small project. That being said my DD and I have used her method for quilts up to king size. I have two folding plastic tables butted end to end for the big quilts. The demo is in two parts I believe. Up to now I have used double sided scotch tape the secure the quilt top and backing to the boards but I am thinking that covering them with the flannel would work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA
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    A great alternative to those expensive and smell quilt sprays. I will try this on my next top.

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    After you have your top and bottom on two separate boards, would you start gluing on one of the ends then instead of in the middle? I assume you would just lay your batting in between the two and glue baste.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    The quilt top is rolled on one board and the backing is rolled on the other board.

    The link below is for Sharon Schamber's method of using the boards for hand basting. I found the basting a bit tedious and resorted to quilter's safety pins. The next quilt I do will be basted with the Elmer's Washable School Glue. I wish she had used a different color of backing fabric to demonstrate her method and she is doing a small project. That being said my DD and I have used her method for quilts up to king size. I have two folding plastic tables butted end to end for the big quilts. The demo is in two parts I believe. Up to now I have used double sided scotch tape the secure the quilt top and backing to the boards but I am thinking that covering them with the flannel would work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA

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    After you have your top and bottom on two separate boards, would you start gluing on one of the ends then instead of in the middle? I assume you would just lay your batting in between the two and glue baste.
    Yes, I show this very clearly in my tutorial. No need to start in the center.

    BUT - NOTE THIS!!!! In order to glue baste my quilts on teh boards and see where the glue is going I roll my quilts OPPOSITE to how Sharon does. You can do it the way Sharon does and it will work but you won't be able to put your glue precisley where y u want it that way. If you don't care about that then do it that way.
    Last edited by slicksister; 04-24-2013 at 03:35 PM.

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    Hello neighbor (slicksister)! I live in Santa Rosa and just saw this tute. I glue basted my twin size quilt last week by taping the layers to my wood floor after heavily starching the top and backing. My back was killing me when I finished, but the glue is really working well for my FMQ. Besides being able to work at waist level (your method, thank you!), the only thing I would add is to make sure the edge of the quilt top is glue basted to the batting. It was hard to determine on my batting (on the floor) where the edge of my top was going to hit and I missed more than I hit the edge. The glue on the edge of the top really helps when quilting to the edges. I also made sure that I had at least 4" of batting/backing around all four sides for moving off the edges when quilting.

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    I have to try this on my next quilt! Thanks to everyone for their tips with the glue!
    Living a 1/4" from the edge

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    Thanks from me, too! I've collected all the gluing info and am about ready to try it!

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    I did this yesterday with a lap quilt. I only used one board, and the fabric stayed pretty nicely wrapped around the board just by wrapping it around it. I did not use flannel or anything. I diluted my glue a little so it flowed out of the bottle easier. I lined up the backing, wrapped on the board, on the top section of the batting. I put the glue on a three foot section of the batting, unrolled the backing onto the glued section smoothing it with my hands. I did NOT tape the batting down to the table. I then glued another three foot section, and unrolled and smoothed again until I had the whole backing glued to the batting. I let it sit a few minutes and once I was satisfied it was smooth, I flipped the whole thing over and did the quilt top the same way. This is the easiest and most smooth job I have ever done with a quilt sandwich. I used the same board for the backing and the top. Hope this helps someone.
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