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Thread: Homemade spray glue

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    Homemade spray glue

    Make your own spray baste glue
    I am in the process of string piecing a bunch of quilt blocks, and I decided to use up some scrap batting to make the blocks. I glued the batting to the backing, and this is the glue I used.

    Spray Glue

    Boil 3 cups water, add 1/2 tsp salt. Reduce heat to medium, whisk 3 Tbsp flour into the water, a pinch at a time. Continue whisking to break up the flour, and cook until it thickens to a consistency of egg white, or maybe gravy.
    Cool to room temperature.
    Fill a clean spray bottle 1/4 full of rubbing alcohol. Add water/flour to fill the bottle, leaving a little room to shake. Cap it. Shake well before each use.
    I don't know how big your spray bottle will be, that's why I tell you to use 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water/flour.

    This glue is wonderful for QAYG blocks. I cut my backing, lay my batting, lift the batting 1/2 way, spray the glue lay the batting back down onto the backing, and do the same to the other half of the block. When it's dry I can gently shake the backing/batting block and it stays glued. I am able to lay my top and quilt it on the machine. I Don't Know if it would work on a bigger quilt.

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    Thank you for posting this - you can be sure that I will mix some up and try it on my next quilt! I have been using Elmer's Washable School Glue to baste with but I can't get it to spray out of the bottle properly. I will likely iron it as I go along to make the process go along quicker.
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    Hmmm I gotta try this!
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    thanks for sharing this recipe. can't wait to try it out
    Nancy in western NY

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    Thanks - I've added this to my 'Favorites.' I'll be watching this thread to see what others say after they've tried it. Sounds like another great idea to save money - and frustration at 2am!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS View Post
    Thanks - I've added this to my 'Favorites.' I'll be watching this thread to see what others say after they've tried it. Sounds like another great idea to save money - and frustration at 2am!
    ditto ... like you, I'm interested, but hesitant!
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    I did try that at one time. And I found that if your making a queen or bigger quilt then a laptop or such using that formula I got a little mold forming between the batting and the fabric, I worked on that quilt for several months then noticed the mold. It would probably work better on a quilt your doing up right off and going to wash right after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS View Post
    Thanks - I've added this to my 'Favorites.' I'll be watching this thread to see what others say after they've tried it. Sounds like another great idea to save money - and frustration at 2am!
    Hi Joanne...is there a link to favorits on this site? If so where do you find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna P View Post
    I did try that at one time. And I found that if your making a queen or bigger quilt then a laptop or such using that formula I got a little mold forming between the batting and the fabric, I worked on that quilt for several months then noticed the mold. It would probably work better on a quilt your doing up right off and going to wash right after.

    Donna
    If ya heat set it w/a iron wouldn't it prevent this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna P View Post
    I did try that at one time. And I found that if your making a queen or bigger quilt then a laptop or such using that formula I got a little mold forming between the batting and the fabric, I worked on that quilt for several months then noticed the mold. It would probably work better on a quilt your doing up right off and going to wash right after.

    Donna
    Hmmm. I've only been using this for a few months, (I'm strip piecing a QAYG) I've never noticed a problem w/ mold. I would have thought the rubbing alcohol would have prevented this. Something I've gotta watch for. Thanks.

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