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Thread: Glue Basting-Source for metal tips set

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    Glue Basting-Source for metal tips set

    I've been watching and saving threads on this and it seems that on many of the sources given to find the metal tips for the Elmer's glue bottles, they're listed as "no longer available". I was hoping to find them at a new Michaels store near me but no luck. Then I found them on Overstock.com:

    http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewi...7/product.html

    I got one set and just ordered two more. This set does have the metal wires to clean out the tips, 4 diff size metal tips, 3 caps with tips for diff size bottles and 2 bottles. Haven't used it yet but it looks good. will try to attach a pic. They're $6.90 ea and I got free shipping both times.
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    Sorry, typo on cost, should be $6.98.

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    thanks! i was looking for those today.
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    That is nifty. Thanks for the link. I just glue basted last night and managed to get a very thin bead of glue straight from the bottle. I held the bottle about 12 or so inches above the batting and drizzled a grid on the sections. I am loving this type of basting.

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    I had some metal tips but found they would not stay on the bottles even with tape. Now I just open the tip of a small Elmer's bottle a tiny bit (try to find just the right amount on a scrap first). I fill the tiny bottle from the big bottle when needed and that saves money from buying the tips, time to afix the tips and time to wash and clean them!

    ave used the glue a lot but just found the delight of joining with curved seams by using it. Pin the curved seam, then one at a time replace each pin with glue (I run a little bead all along the seam), set with a warm iron and sew! No more pulling out pins as I go!
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    nice tips. no pun intended ;-)
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    I also have the metal tips like Kitsie really a pain to clean out. By the time u finish the glue dries out and had to soak them to loosen the glue & then clean out Years ago found small plastic bottles & with small tips & same thing happened.

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    You might want to try Michael's again. The clerks there probably have no idea what they are or where they are located, but after visiting 3 Michaels I found them in the fabric paint section, then went back to the others and found them. I showed the clerk where they were. :-) (I used a lot of gas and spent a lot of time looking for them, but at least I got to use a 40% off coupon!)

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    Thank you. I have looked for these before and couldn't find them.

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    Glue Basting Tips

    thanks Pollytink for the information about the tips. I had planned on looking at Michael's for them. I have
    now ordered them from Overstock.

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    Well that just sux!!!!!!! I tried to order it and they won't send to Canada, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    good to know. thanks!
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    Thanks for the info and link to Overstock. I have just ordered them

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    They only had 3 left after I ordered mine.

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    Thanks sew much! Just ordered mine!

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    Some of the sets apparently don't have the small pieces of wire to use to clean out the tips. I was glad to see that the one from Overstock does have these, so I'm hoping this will solve that problem.

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    Closing on glue tips

    Do these tips have the attached caps like the regular glue bottles or the ones you put on?


    Quote Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
    I've been watching and saving threads on this and it seems that on many of the sources given to find the metal tips for the Elmer's glue bottles, they're listed as "no longer available". I was hoping to find them at a new Michaels store near me but no luck. Then I found them on Overstock.com:

    http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewi...7/product.html

    I got one set and just ordered two more. This set does have the metal wires to clean out the tips, 4 diff size metal tips, 3 caps with tips for diff size bottles and 2 bottles. Haven't used it yet but it looks good. will try to attach a pic. They're $6.90 ea and I got free shipping both times.

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    Just went on site and they are out.
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    11/20---just tried to order them (thank you for the link) OUT OF STOCK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z View Post
    Do these tips have the attached caps like the regular glue bottles or the ones you put on?
    Not exactly sure what you mean but look at the pic at the beginning of the thread. See the small metal caps. There are caps w spouts for the bottles and the little metal tips screw onto the tips of the spouts. They would also fit/screw onto the spout of the Elmers glue bottle. Hope that helps!

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    I took a cake decorating class years ago. I know you can buy a screw on cap for inserting into a pastery bag. You could find a plastic bottle the right size and screw the cap onto it. Then use the decorating tips, they come in all sizes and would be easy to clean.
    I ordered a syringe with a long bent tip: monoject-412.
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    it works great for giving meds to my dogs also.

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