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

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    Basting using Elmer's Glue and boards with pictures

    I thought I would do a tutorial on how I use Elmer's School Glue to baste my quilt sandwich using boards.

    So to begin, roll your quilt top on the boards like this.

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    I apply a dot of glue where the fabrics meet. You can do that or drizzle it on or draw lines; however you like.
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    Then I smooth the batting down on top.

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    Continue unrolling the board applying glue and batting as you go until the whole top is done. At this point flip the quilt top and batting over and really smooth it out. If you want to speed up the drying process then iron it at this point.
    Flip it back over so the batting is facing up and now begin to unroll you backing on top.
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    And once again I either just place random dots of glue all over or drizzle it on.
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    Now just continue unrolling the backing and applying glue. When done, smooth out with your hands and iron to dry if you wish. Otherwise just let it dry naturally for a few hours.

    See? Wasn't that easy?

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    boards???

    What do you use for the boards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z View Post
    What do you use for the boards?
    Sorta looks like a 1 x 4 to me.
    Aurora

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    Great tutorial!

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Which method have you had the best results with..ironing the glue or air drying?

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    Thanks for the tutorial.....I have to try that.....

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    What a great idea! You did make that look easy and inexpensive! Thanks for sharing.
    Love 4 stchen

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    Great tut but that quilt looks awful small to me. What do you do for a queen or king size?

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    thank you for taking the time to post this tut
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    I could see this using the Home Dec rolls that some stores (like Hobby Lobby) use to display Home Dec fabrics. It is round but would be a free way and safer (maybe - no splinters) to roll the quilt on. They are wide - 60' if I remember correctly, but could duct tape 2 together for larger quilts. (They will give them to you for free if you ask and they have them) I will try glue basting next time!
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