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Thread: Elmer's School Glue instead of pinning? Do you really do this?

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    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
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    I don't know if it's the same stuff, but I used to use fusible web, for garment sewing (facings, etc.). Worked great, until the item had been washed/dried several times. Eventually, it would separate from the fabric and end up as a sort of "web" hanging from the seam line. That was years ago . . . but I would try it on a sample and wash/dry it several times, before using it on a frequently washed/dried quilt.
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    This week I used the liquid form to make my sandwich. I was very disappointed that it didn't come out in a spray, but rather a stream, so I had to take my hand to smooth it out. I even tried two different spray bottles, thinking it might be the nozzle, but not so. When I was ready to quilt it, I found out that most of the edges were not glued down. But I love it for bindings - that makes the final stitches a breeze. So, I might try it again, but at this point I like the Dritz adhesive spray for the sandwich.

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    I use a glue stick by Fons and Porter and I really love it. The Elmers was a little too messy for me. Here is a link to see the pen. http://themarshstore.blogspot.com/20...-glue-pen.html. Now I use the glue pen on the seams and just pin the ends of the pieces I am working on. It works so much better than pins.

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    When you use Elmers glue on applique, do you use glue only for the fusing? I'm getting ready to start
    a rose applique quilt with raw edges stitched down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misseva View Post
    I saw that too. My question with that is - will the fused spots show on outside? I used some fusible web on a shirt placket once and it was visible from the front.
    I was thinking that when I saw the show, but then she's so good at what she does I figured she wouldn't advise doing it this way if it showed. I'll experiment and post about it.

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    Love Elmer's glue. Yes it definitely works and washes out. I love it.
    Connie

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    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread View Post
    When you use Elmers glue on applique, do you use glue only for the fusing? I'm getting ready to start
    a rose applique quilt with raw edges stitched down.
    i use glue sticks on my raw edge applique. like it much better than fusibles.
    TwandasMom

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    i tried putting liquid elmers in a spray bottle. didn't work. now i just squeeze it straight from the bottle in a thin stream. love it.
    TwandasMom

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