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    stock up time

    I was at walmart this morning and overheard employees talking about making room for the school supplies that arrived I thought of the elmers school that some of us use so time to stock up I'm down to my last glue stick.I was at dollar tree last week and they were getting there supplies in,I'm going to stock up on the elmers washable school glue dual tip pen I really like the pen so much easier and less messy to put binding on one end is a thick application and the other end is a fine tip.just thought I pass it on

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    Yes - just before school starts Staples/Office Depot/other office supply stores have huge sales. I still have some glue left from last year that I paid a penny for!!!

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    I will start watching for items I can use. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Thanks for the reminder. I need to make a list..........
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    I'll have to look for the dual-tip elmer's glue .... that one sounds intriguing.
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    Wow, I usually think of things to stock up on at different times through the year, but I dropped the ball on this one. Thank you for the heads up!
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    I stock up on school supplies during August too, and I've been out of school for a very long time. LOL

    "Stock up on office supplies" is written at the top of the August page in my planner. I actually take inventory, make a list, then check the ads for sales. I usually find some very good sales at Walgreens. Thanks for the recommendation for the glue pen. Going to try that.
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    I buy my Elmer's by the gallon from Amazon.
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    Beware, glue sticks will harden if kept too long. Maybe store them in ziploc baggies?
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    I have been using Elmer's for piecing, never thought of such a thing until I read it on the board. It is so much easier to just sit at my desk in my sewing room and drop a dab of glue on my fabric, let it dry overnight and then sew. I can do my marking really easy because there are no pins. I am making what they call 'folded corners' on 672 corners of fabric for my grandson's fiance shower gift. I just told my DH the other day that when Walmart starts selling the glue, I am going to get in line. Thanks for reminding others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandyrose View Post
    I was at walmart this morning and overheard employees talking about making room for the school supplies that arrived I thought of the elmers school that some of us use so time to stock up I'm down to my last glue stick.I was at dollar tree last week and they were getting there supplies in,I'm going to stock up on the elmers washable school glue dual tip pen I really like the pen so much easier and less messy to put binding on one end is a thick application and the other end is a fine tip.just thought I pass it on
    I have the worst time with binding. I can't get it even on both sides. Any tips about the dual tip pen and how you use it to do binding would be appreciated.

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    Thanks for the heads up...I will be on the lookout....

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    Yes!! That Elmer's Glue Pen is wonderful for binding and I also use it sometimes when piecing. And I now use the regular dispenser for basting. No more pins!!! YAY!
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    Thanks for the heads up! I'll have to remember that and the tax free weekend.

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    I have not seen the Elmer's washable school glue dual tip pen I will have to check that out and watch for it on sale. thanks for the heads up on school sales we were just mentioning that it is 6 weeks until school starts here.

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    Have anyone used the elmers glue spray??? I do use it a lot and love it . Yall try it .
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    I just bought 8 bottles at Dollar General (their brand) for 50 cents each. I store my glue stocks in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Think I heard of that on QB. So far, my glue sticks are still sticking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berryberry View Post
    I have the worst time with binding. I can't get it even on both sides. Any tips about the dual tip pen and how you use it to do binding would be appreciated.
    berry after I attach my binding either way front to back back to front I press my binding to the back and or the front really well then I apply glue to binding and press to the quilt the fine tip of the dual tip elmers glue works real well for me no mess hth

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    I have used a lot of glue in the past to stiffen crocheted angels. I got some for 48 cents a bottle. I made the comment to one of my teenagers that I should really quit drinking it. She was very quick to shush me. Can't take Mom anywhere.
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    B-Rabbit, you are cracking me up!! I love Elmer's and will definitely look for this dual tip pen--it sounds really handy! I haven't seen the spray. Another thing to pick up cheap is notebook paper for piecing. A friend of mine says to get the cheapest because it is lightweight, tears off easily, and she uses the lines on the paper as a guide to keep her strips straight! Gonna try this for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I buy my Elmer's by the gallon from Amazon.
    It was one of my Christmas presents - LOL, kinda hard to wrap though!!
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    and don't forget to ask for discounts; military or senior discounts. They don't "offer" but so many stores will give them if we as. I get notebooks and quad rule paper to write out patterns and journals and to keep track of "swaps" info. love office supplies for my sewing/quilting and may try the elmers this year!
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