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Thread: Elmer's glue is my new BFF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Wonder how long it'll take, for someone to market the exact same stuff, as "sewing" glue . . . only priced much, much higher, of course.
    That's already happened. Roxanne Glue-Baste-It does the same thing but costs more. The advantage is it comes with the thin metal tip like Sharon Schamber uses. I've found the regular container of Elmer's puts more glue on me than on the project but the thin metal tip is great. An alternative is an Elmer's Glue Pen. The only place I've been able to find it is Walmart's and the tip isn't as thin as the one on Roxanne's but is much neater than the regular Elmer's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    That's already happened. Roxanne Glue-Baste-It does the same thing but costs more. The advantage is it comes with the thin metal tip like Sharon Schamber uses. I've found the regular container of Elmer's puts more glue on me than on the project but the thin metal tip is great. An alternative is an Elmer's Glue Pen. The only place I've been able to find it is Walmart's and the tip isn't as thin as the one on Roxanne's but is much neater than the regular Elmer's.
    Can you refill your thin tip bottle with Elmer's School Glue?

    This thread has been very helpful!
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    I've learned two things: A little glue goes along way. Keep the lid on tight so the glue stick does not dry out (just like kindergarden)
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    Would any water soluble glue work? We don't have Elmer's in my country as far as I know. I have used regular glue sticks successfully.

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    Who would ever thought quilters would be using glue! I use a glue stick to tack down pieces when I paper piece.

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    Thanks for the reminder about using glue. I am repairing some clothing for my SIL and several pieces are really stretchy, slippery knits. I botched one already, sewing it crooked. DUH! I completely forgot about the Elmer's.....

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    Yes indeed! I'm getting me some!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hevemi View Post
    Would any water soluble glue work? We don't have Elmer's in my country as far as I know. I have used regular glue sticks successfully.
    I would try a glue that is as close to Elmer's School Glue as possible. It should be washable, acid free, nontoxic. Apparently Elmer's is made with starch and that's why it works best for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    Glue sticks work the same way! I prefer them as there is less mess, and iron dry faster.
    Glue sticks are nice; however, they dry out too fast and cost more. If a bottle starts drying out you can just add a tiny bit of water - glue sticks don't play nice that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hevemi View Post
    Would any water soluble glue work? We don't have Elmer's in my country as far as I know. I have used regular glue sticks successfully.
    I would think so....pm your address and I'll be happy to mail you a couple of bottles of Elmer's School glue free !
    You will love it...

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    Wow...another use for school supplies. I'll have to add this to my arsenal (sewing stuff).
    Thanks for the tip...I am learning so much! Now if I just had the time to USE it.

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    Thank you so much for sharing this video again. I just finished a project where I should have used this method. Hopefully I'll remember it for my next one. What a great problem solver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    That's already happened. Roxanne Glue-Baste-It does the same thing but costs more. The advantage is it comes with the thin metal tip like Sharon Schamber uses. I've found the regular container of Elmer's puts more glue on me than on the project but the thin metal tip is great. An alternative is an Elmer's Glue Pen. The only place I've been able to find it is Walmart's and the tip isn't as thin as the one on Roxanne's but is much neater than the regular Elmer's.
    I bought the Roxanne's baste it and the tip is wonderful. I plan to use Elmer's washable school glue when the container is empty. I may have to thin it a bit with water.

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    Would it work on applique? It sounds like it would be easier than using fusible web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    Glue sticks are nice; however, they dry out too fast and cost more. If a bottle starts drying out you can just add a tiny bit of water - glue sticks don't play nice that way.
    Try putting your glue sticks in a ziploc bag and keeping it in your fridge until you need them!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    That's already happened. Roxanne Glue-Baste-It does the same thing but costs more. The advantage is it comes with the thin metal tip like Sharon Schamber uses. I've found the regular container of Elmer's puts more glue on me than on the project but the thin metal tip is great. An alternative is an Elmer's Glue Pen. The only place I've been able to find it is Walmart's and the tip isn't as thin as the one on Roxanne's but is much neater than the regular Elmer's.
    I found some small, plastic bottles, with small tips. Can't remember . . . but got them from either Hobby Lobby or Amazon.com. I just refill, when needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoofly1 View Post
    Would it work on applique? It sounds like it would be easier than using fusible web.
    Would also like to know? If so I might actually try applique!

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    What an innovative idea.
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    Just watched the video. This is truly awesome! I always hand stitch my binding and always poke myself and scratch myself with pins. Cannot wait to try it!
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    I loved the Utube video and can't wait to try in on my next project.
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    hi love this and thanks to all how do I put this in my bookmarks Please and Thank you........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    I found some small, plastic bottles, with small tips. Can't remember . . . but got them from either Hobby Lobby or Amazon.com. I just refill, when needed.
    the metal tips that sharon shamber uses are great but don't use pins to seal the opening, they rust. use a heavy piece of fishing line, raid hubbys tackle box. you can also use the plastic loops from price tags.

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    I just did an Amazon.com search and these are the little bottles, I bought. http://www.amazon.com/Darice-Needle-...lastic+bottles
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    I have been using glue for a long time for basting small quilts and just recently decided to use it on a large quilt.
    I glued the various pieces of the blocks together before sewing, the glued the blocks for sewing, etc. Worked great and I love it. I went ahead and quilted it, added the binding which I sew on the front then hand stitch to the back. Just got it done, spread it out to look at the back and clip anything that needed clipping and much to my surprise noticed I had missed quilting on 3 large blocks. So, back to the machine to quilt. One of the blocks I decided I didn't press very well so in my close inspection I realized I hadn't even sewn it. The glue held so well I just didn't see it. I wasn't able to SITD on that block, not completely ITD but had to stitch just a hair off to catch the seam. I could have done an invisible applique type stitch I suppose, but it was at the end and I just wanted it done.
    The point of all this is, the glue was great. Thankfully I hadn't attempted washing it yet!

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