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

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    I use a lot of strips so I believe this might be easier than fumbling with a ton of pins.

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    Would this work for applique rather than using "wonder under" like adhesives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy2757 View Post
    Would this work for applique rather than using "wonder under" like adhesives?
    I use it with die cut shapes and very large pieces cut out with freezer paper. I still prefer the wonder under for small and intricate pieces as it helps prevent fraying while stitching.
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    I have used the glue method twice and it is the most wonderful thing . Make sure you use 'washable' school glue and you glue the top and bottom to the batting. Use a damp paint brush to spread it around and iron it and you have the quickest and best way to baste a quilt. Guaranteed!! I will use my pins for something else, they don't even reside in my sewing room anymore.
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    I'm a convert! Used glue yesterday while piecing. So much more reliable than pinning.
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    I tried this and it works beautifully! My 10 y/o was wanting to sew more, and it was quicker (and a lot more accurate) than pinning. I can glue and press, and she just keeps on sewing.. GREAT IDEA! Thanks for sharing )

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    I am going to try this basting my next quilt!
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    I've finished 4 quilts in two weeks using the elmer's washable glue. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this tutorial! I just started quilting one year ago today and have several tops but afraid of the sandwiching and binding, this has taken my fears away. I am no longer just a topper, I AM now a quilter!!

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