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Thread: How to use Elmer's Washable School Glue (because y'all asked)

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    This is one of those depends questions.
    If I had an 8 oz washable Elmer's school glue container would that be way too much for say a queen quilt or would I need two?
    Trying to see how much is too much!
    Based on my last quilt (abt 77" x 77") you will have more than enough.
    I had just a tiny bit left in a bottle and diluted it and I managed to baste
    the whole quilt with it. In fact I much prefer to dilute the glue just to
    avoid those thick spots - not good for the needle.
    I dilute the glue maybe 1:3 or 1:4. I don't measure. It was same consistency
    as whole milk. I use a paint brush to apply then set it with the iron. Try on a
    small sample and see how you like it.

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    This sounds like a wonderful idea. I am new to quilting & have one in process, so I definitely will try it when I am ready to make the sandwich. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Based on my last quilt (abt 77" x 77") you will have more than enough.
    I had just a tiny bit left in a bottle and diluted it and I managed to baste
    the whole quilt with it. In fact I much prefer to dilute the glue just to
    avoid those thick spots - not good for the needle.
    I dilute the glue maybe 1:3 or 1:4. I don't measure. It was same consistency
    as whole milk. I use a paint brush to apply then set it with the iron. Try on a
    small sample and see how you like it.
    Thanks! That helps.
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    Wow! Thanks for the tute!
    Has anyone ever tried glue basting the three layers together and then hand quilt it in a hoop? I'm wondering how the glue would hold up from the pressure of the hoop rings.
    ~~Cathy~~

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    On matching of seams, how much glue? and how do you apply?

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    Elmer's also came out with a clear school glue, which I think is better to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    This is one of those depends questions.
    If I had an 8 oz washable Elmer's school glue container would that be way too much for say a queen quilt or would I need two?
    Trying to see how much is too much!
    I just finished a slightly-less-than twin quilt, and between piecing, sandwiching, and binding, I a little more than one bottle. Better to have extra on hand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanabee Quiltin View Post
    First of all, thank you for your tute, it was very informative and clear. I saved it for later today to use on my binding. Second, when I go to glue my batting: I just bought some Quilter's 80/20 from Joann's. Will the glue work for this type of batting ? I have read other posts about gluing methods and thought that there were some posts about the type of batting to use. I really want to use the glue if it works. Anyone out there use 80/20 with glue ?
    Wanabee, all I use is 80/20. It works just fine. Apparently all-poly batting doesn't appreciate ironing.
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    When doing large appliqued quilts, I use freezer paper for the largest pieces where fusibles would be a waste and iron to the right side of the fabric, cut out then glue around the edges, put in place, iron to set and peel away the freezer paper. Now it is ready to stitch. I also make card table playhouses from nylon fabric and make my appliques this way since nylon can melt before the fusible sticks!
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