Old 04-14-2013, 09:25 PM
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Default 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.

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

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.
And once again I either just place random dots of glue all over or drizzle it on.
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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