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Thread: Glue Basting With Elmer's School Glue

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    Amma, I see two lines of stitching where you sewed the binding on. Do you stitch down the binding twice or use a double needle?

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    I like to do a stay stitch around the edges before sewing on the binding. This is the only way I have found to keep my edges laying flat, and I was having issues with the fabric edges folding over in places while sewing on my bindings:oops: :roll: :lol:

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    You will be happy to her Amma that I sort of used your Tute!!!!!!!!!!


    The kdis are working on their doll quilts today for the swap, I know, nothing like the last min, and to get the binding to stay for them, I helped them out and glued them for them, I should have had them but time was of the essence. Two of the kdis are done them, K-M is still working on hers, I may just get her to do that for her binding as well. We will see if she actually gets her top done tonight, it is getting late so who knows.

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    I love glue basting. I use it a lot when sewing binding strips together.
    1.fold the corner of strip 1 back on a 45 degree angle and press.
    2. glue the angle edge with a line of glue
    3. lay strip two on the glue making a straight line.
    4. press the two together
    5. continue on joining strips.
    6. at the sewing machine peel the binding back to reveal the crease made by the 45 degree press.
    7. sew in the crease.
    8. cut the ears off!

    No slipping or trying to pin and sewing over pins!

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    amma...I love this method! I first tried it a couple of months ago since I am having trouble with my hands and can't hand sew all that much. I do the same thing as you, then I am trying out lots of different decorative stitches to hold the binding down, sewn from the front. It really seems to add something to the quilt....and its fun! :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I like to do a stay stitch around the edges before sewing on the binding. This is the only way I have found to keep my edges laying flat, and I was having issues with the fabric edges folding over in places while sewing on my bindings:oops: :roll: :lol:
    Thanks Amma, I have my quilter serge around my quilts after she is finished.
    I/m going to try that Elmers, just as soon as I can find a tip for the top

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    Thanks, amma, for a great tute! Have never used glue b4, but will try it.

    Thanks, mamagus, also for your technique too! Will try that also.

    Just FYI, or if anyone is interested, there's a product out specifically for gluing applique pieces with an elongated tip by Roxanne called "Roxanne's Applique Glue." It's a refillable bottle so when you run out, you can always replace it with Elmer's or SoHo, another great fabric glue. I like to use Alene's Tacky Glue. It's great for fabrics! :-) :-)

    They give great tips on using the glue and preventing the glue in the applicator tip to dry by blowing out the glue @ this link:
    ozquilts.com/au/roxanne's-glue-baste-it-2oz if you are interested. :-) :-)

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    This is a method that Sharon Schamber shows on her web site. just go to www.sharonschamber.com and click on the free stuff and she has lots of free videos and this is one of them.. It's the angel binding... great ideas.
    I don't machine sew much bindings except for babies... and this is the best method around if you sew the binding to the back and then bring to the front and glue down you won't believe how straight your stitch is ... but Sharon recommends Elmer's School glue because it is washable.
    J :D

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    n2scraplr: I tried several times ,unable to access, so when typing it in again with Google, I left out the 2ozand got a listing for it. This is what I use, but will use Elmer.s School glue in the future. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntiehenno
    n2scraplr: I tried several times ,unable to access, so when typing it in again with Google, I left out the 2ozand got a listing for it. This is what I use, but will use Elmer.s School glue in the future. Thanks for the info.
    Your welcome! After looking at grandmajuki's suggestion of sharon schamber's website on Elmer's, I think I will use that too! So sorry that url listing didn't pull it up for you but that you got to read it anyway. :oops: :wink:

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