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Thread: Another use for Elmer's glue

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    Another use for Elmer's glue

    I had one of those aha moments yesterday. I was getting ready sew some buttons on my son's shirt. I have struggled with keeping the button in the proper place while sewing. BUT, I put some glue down, positioned the buttons, waited for it to dry and voila, perfectly positioned and quickly done.
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    Wow! Great aha moment! Thanks for sharing.

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    Great idea!

    Shhh... we don't want them to raise the price of glue...

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    What a great idea!
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    thanks for sharing that great tip
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    Excellent idea! I'll be using that in the future.

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    I buy a bottle of Elmer's washable glue every time I go to the store. I don't want to run out. I bought a gallon of it but it was too much hassle to refill the smaller bottles and just as cheap to buy the bottles of it at Walmart. I like the small child size bottles. Easier to handle and more precise application.
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    Good idea using the small bottles. I like to stock up at the back to school sales.
    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I buy a bottle of Elmer's washable glue every time I go to the store. I don't want to run out. I bought a gallon of it but it was too much hassle to refill the smaller bottles and just as cheap to buy the bottles of it at Walmart. I like the small child size bottles. Easier to handle and more precise application.

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    I too have lots of elmers glue bottles! Great idea!!

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    Great tip.
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    Thanks for sharing!!! What a great idea.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I like the Elmer's School Glue Stick, they are so easy to control.
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    I saw a tv show recently where the person had many cactus stickers on him. He coated the area with Elmer's glue, let it dry to a film, and was able to remove all the stickers at once. Ingenious!

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    Scotch tape works well also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Great idea!

    Shhh... we don't want them to raise the price of glue...
    Love this idea & this sense of humour !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by juneayerza View Post
    I like the Elmer's School Glue Stick, they are so easy to control.
    Just wish they would make the sticks easier for adults to open, mine are stored in a zipper bag in the fridge.

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    My arthric fingers and numb fingertips thank you for this tip.

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    I've always used scotch tape to keep my buttons in place while sewing them on with the machine.
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    I can honestly say that Elmers glue has become a staple in my sewing room. Lots of things I can't do without it. I especially like to use it to baste binding before hand stitching. It sure stays where I want it to. Using it for buttons is a great idea, I am working on a Chicken quilt and will be using buttons and beads for eyes and corn and etc. Great idea to hold them in place. Kudos to you for the tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Great idea!

    Shhh... we don't want them to raise the price of glue...
    If this was FB, I would have "liked" your post
    Vi

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    When using the glue to baste the binding, does it wash out when washing the quilt? Does it make it hard to hand sew the binding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Great idea!

    Shhh... we don't want them to raise the price of glue...
    And we wouldn't want WalMart to stop selling it

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    Button idea is great but I use a glue stick to attach the button and don't have to wait to sew it on

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    Make sure you use washable school glue and it washes right out. Someone on the board mentioned that she needed warm water to get it all out. It doesn't seem to make any sewing hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornerstone quilter View Post
    When using the glue to baste the binding, does it wash out when washing the quilt? Does it make it hard to hand sew the binding?

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