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Thread: Binding with glue

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    A post today mentioned using glue to apply a binding to your quilt. This is the tutorial I saw that completely changed how I do my bindings. Sharon Schamber has excellent instructions.

    http://www.sharonschambernetwork.com/default.aspx

    At the very top go to classes, select Free classes,and scroll down near the end for the binding. I didn't like it until I tried it and it made a huge difference on the look of my quilts. There are many other classes there you can enjoy. I just saw one to square a block. Excellent.

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    I love this method, too! I learned about it from this board when someone posted it about a year ago!

    Thanks for sharing this again. This was a life saver for me! :)

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    i watched this binding tute very impressed --but now having to chase the glue in aussi ??elmers school glue

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    i tried it but evidently got too much glue and it went right through my fabric. i may buy roxannes with the tiny tip and try again.

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    Thanks for posting this. I've read on here about gluing the binding, but I couldn't see how it would be easier than pinning. Wow! She is GOOD!

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    I use this method as well. I make one variation, and that is that I pin the binding to my quilt top to attach it, but I glue to the back before sewing. I was "bothered" by putting glue on my quilt top...I can't explain it. I know good and well that it won't be seen, and if there were some mess, it would wash off...but I just can't bring myself to do it. :lol:

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    I've been wanting to try this but can't find the extra fine tips to use with my glue bottle. Where do you all get yours?

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    A large syringe.

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    I've tried the glue method and it was the best binding I have ever machine sewn on. HOWEVER, I found glue tips that popped off if the bottle was squeezed too hard -- what a mess that made. Please tell us the proper brand of tips and where to find them.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    A post today mentioned using glue to apply a binding to your quilt. This is the tutorial I saw that completely changed how I do my bindings. Sharon Schamber has excellent instructions.

    http://www.sharonschambernetwork.com/default.aspx

    At the very top go to classes, select Free classes,and scroll down near the end for the binding. I didn't like it until I tried it and it made a huge difference on the look of my quilts. There are many other classes there you can enjoy. I just saw one to square a block. Excellent.
    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! Tons of great information and it felt like I was right there taking a class with her.

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    Thank you so much for sharing this.It has been very helpful to me. Her instructions are so easy to follow.I bookmarked this one for sure.

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    I looked up the website. She wants $180 to join. Didn't see anywhere I could get that info other than joining. I would rather pin for that price, thank you.

    Have you looked into Pinmoors? They are a special block that goes on the end of the pin so they don't come sliding out while you are quilting or basting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaForFour
    I looked up the website. She wants $180 to join. Didn't see anywhere I could get that info other than joining. I would rather pin for that price, thank you.

    Have you looked into Pinmoors? They are a special block that goes on the end of the pin so they don't come sliding out while you are quilting or basting.
    you can register for free and there are many free tutorials

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    Thanks so much for clearing that up about the registration. It is not clear on her site. At least to me it wasn't.
    Have a great day!

    Quote Originally Posted by thegypsy1968
    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    A post today mentioned using glue to apply a binding to your quilt. This is the tutorial I saw that completely changed how I do my bindings. Sharon Schamber has excellent instructions.

    http://www.sharonschambernetwork.com/default.aspx

    At the very top go to classes, select Free classes,and scroll down near the end for the binding. I didn't like it until I tried it and it made a huge difference on the look of my quilts. There are many other classes there you can enjoy. I just saw one to square a block. Excellent.
    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! Tons of great information and it felt like I was right there taking a class with her.

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    i saw the link to using elmer's glue on this board recently. it said to use a Bic MECHANICAL pencil - take the tip off and insert it into the orange tip of the elmers glue - you have to pry it off and do some cutting on the elmer's tip but it is soooo fine. i used this method with a young lady last monday. she used the backing folded over for the binding. Well, it took ONE HOUR to fold over, glue, iron and SEW the binding and it was done. i couldn't believe it. i know one thing - as God is my witness, i will NEVER use pins again to bind a quilt.

    this was a double bed size quilt and it never moved while we handled it & moved it around. fantastic!!

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    Thank you for sharing this. I will try this method on my next binding.

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    I got a book from The Keepsake Quilter and the tip and bottle is offered in it. It is item # 8486 $8.99 for a 2 oz refillable bottle.The shipping is $2.99. I have the tip that I used when painting but I just use it straight from the bottle. It gives a tiny dot and works fine. I am glueing all my binding right now and love it. So why waste the money when the elmers glue bottle works just fine?
    Quote Originally Posted by DoxieMom
    I've been wanting to try this but can't find the extra fine tips to use with my glue bottle. Where do you all get yours?

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I've had so many problems with putting on my binding. I've had two classes where I've been shown how to do the "usual" method. I was especially discouraged with my mitered corners. After my last quilt, I decided it was time I learned how to really do the binding so it looked professional.

    And here is the wonderful method...I watched the whole video. I am so excited to try this method!

    Blowing kisses at you!

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    To make your own fine tip glue bottles: Buy 1 bottle of Elmer's WASHABLE school glue and 1 disposable click pencil with a long narrow tip. Take the Elmer's glue bottle and pop the orange top off. Then take a scissors and snip off the white guts that protrude up from the bottle. Then snip a small amount off the top of the orange cap...( a little less than 1/4"). Screw the bottom tip off the pencil and shove it up through the orange cap creating a nice fine tip to the glue bottle. Screw this cap onto the glue bottle and you're ready to go. I put a pin in it when not in use. I use this for binding...esp. bias binding. Works wonderful for putting in zippers too. Apply a fine line of glue and heat set with your iron...doesn't even need pins. And the best part is that it washes out...

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    To make your own fine tip glue bottles: Buy 1 bottle of Elmer's WASHABLE school glue and 1 disposable click pencil with a long narrow tip. Take the Elmer's glue bottle and pop the orange top off. Then take a scissors and snip off the white guts that protrude up from the bottle. Then snip a small amount off the top of the orange cap...( a little less than 1/4"). Screw the bottom tip off the pencil and shove it up through the orange cap creating a nice fine tip to the glue bottle. Screw this cap onto the glue bottle and you're ready to go. I put a pin in it when not in use. I use this for binding...esp. bias binding. Works wonderful for putting in zippers too. Apply a fine line of glue and heat set with your iron...doesn't even need pins. And the best part is that it washes out...

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    Thank you for posting this great link !!!

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    Thank you for this wonderful link i just learnt so many little tricks it will cetainly help my little hexagon as far as threading needles and keeping the thread in the hole. FANTASTIC the binding and the miter corner double :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I used the Elmer's glue stick on my last quilt. It goes on purple but dries clear. It held the binding just fine and I did not have any poked fingers when I tacked the binding down, on the back.

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    I found a pack of two small glue bottles for a dollar. They had nice long tips with a small hole. Threw out the glue in the bottle and filled it with washable elmers. Linda

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