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    What brand names are out there for fabric glue?

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    Roxanne's Basting Glue

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    There once was a fabric glue called FabTac. I think it is still around.

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    Fabric Tac is what I use if I want a permanent bond. I get it with a. coupon at Joanns.

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    Elmers school glue

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    Are there permanent glues and washout glues?

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    I use Elmers school glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Are there permanent glues and washout glues?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Elmers school glue
    This is what I use ... either liquid in a bottle and then I put it in my own bottle to use ... or the glue sticks. They work and are relatively inexpensive.

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    Liquid Stitch, permanent. I buy mine at WM but its available in a lot of places. Not permanent-elmer's acid free school glue sticks.

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    I like Alene's "OK to Wash It" for permanent.

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    I use mostly glue sticks.

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    Depends on what you want to use it for. If I'm appliqueing and want the glue to be a temporary bond, I use Elmer's washable. I'd use something that is labeled as a "permanent fabric bond" if I ever wanted it to be permanent.

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    Joan's and Hancock's and Walmsrt all have selections of glue suitable for fabric in both temporary (washable) and permanent types. They come in liquid or spray types. Most of the glue sticks are washable. You find them in the sewing notions area, the quilting notions area and in the crafts notions area. The stores don't put them altogether in any one place. Hobby Lobby doesn't carry as much selection. I find that I need a liquid permanent glue and a temporary spray glue the most. I also use a lot of the adhesive seam tapes.

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    You looking for liquid or glue stick? I use a stick, I don't have to let it dry - just wipe, place fabric, sew!

    I've used a few different sticks, have not had a problem with any. Just make sure it say's "acid free". I've even used the ones that say "permanent" without a problem as I don't think the permanence applies to soap and water.

    that said .. I have tested ALL of my sticks prior to use on scraps. I apply the stick heavily on both sides, let it dry, I'll even try a second test and iron it - then I wash them to make sure the glue washes out. So far ... not a single "permanent" glue stick stood up to soap and water (most of the time only water was needed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Are there permanent glues and washout glues?
    yes there are many in both categories.
    I like Aleenes OK to wash it for permanent!
    and washable elmers for not permanent.
    UHU makes a nice glue stick as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Are there permanent glues and washout glues?
    yes there are many in both categories.
    I like Aleenes OK to wash it for permanent!
    and washable elmers for not permanent.
    UHU makes a nice glue stick as well!
    Agreed ... Uhu is one of the sticks I've tried. As well as Office Max' own brand (which is probably one of the others!)

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    It is still around, however you do not want to use it in a quilt. It will not wash out, it is there to stay. I use it for crafts.
    Quote Originally Posted by piepatch
    There once was a fabric glue called FabTac. I think it is still around.

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    I like Liquid Stitch. Its really good for those of us who wear underwire bras. When the wire starting poking out, just push it back in and seal the opening with liquid stitch. Works great.
    Jo Ann

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    Yes, I use this because it is what Sharon Shamber's (the award winning quilter) uses. I figured if she uses it on her quilts I can certainly use it on mine...he, he, he...

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Elmers school glue
    yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    You looking for liquid or glue stick? I use a stick, I don't have to let it dry - just wipe, place fabric, sew!

    I've used a few different sticks, have not had a problem with any. Just make sure it say's "acid free". I've even used the ones that say "permanent" without a problem as I don't think the permanence applies to soap and water.

    that said .. I have tested ALL of my sticks prior to use on scraps. I apply the stick heavily on both sides, let it dry, I'll even try a second test and iron it - then I wash them to make sure the glue washes out. So far ... not a single "permanent" glue stick stood up to soap and water (most of the time only water was needed).
    WOW! You did all the work for us! Thanks! Interesting that the "washable" glues can be either "washes out when laundering" OR "will withstand laundering." Never could figure that out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    You looking for liquid or glue stick? I use a stick, I don't have to let it dry - just wipe, place fabric, sew!

    I've used a few different sticks, have not had a problem with any. Just make sure it say's "acid free". I've even used the ones that say "permanent" without a problem as I don't think the permanence applies to soap and water.

    that said .. I have tested ALL of my sticks prior to use on scraps. I apply the stick heavily on both sides, let it dry, I'll even try a second test and iron it - then I wash them to make sure the glue washes out. So far ... not a single "permanent" glue stick stood up to soap and water (most of the time only water was needed).
    WOW! You did all the work for us! Thanks! Interesting that the "washable" glues can be either "washes out when laundering" OR "will withstand laundering." Never could figure that out...

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    There are places and times in quilt making that permanent glues are useful. There is no one-size-fits-all rule. Those that make serger quilts, for instance, frequently use a permanent glue drop to stop the tailings on a seam. Some use an adhesive permanent spray on an applique because the temporary ones do not last as long as they need them to last. Some temps just seem to evaporate away after a couple of days or so. Permanent sprays are not inflexible. Many permanent glues are used in placemats and tablerunners.

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    Elmers for me!!!

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