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Thread: Glue bottle metal tips for glue basting

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    Glue bottle metal tips for glue basting

    I saw a discussion last week about the fine metal tips for a glue bottle and knew I had some somewhere. Mine are made by Plaid Enterprises (they make all those craft paints too) and are called Tip-Pen Craft Tip set. Hancock's Fabrics online has them, just use that name to search. My set came with a bottle and top and the metal tips fit perfectly on that top. I've been using it to glue baste the seams on the backing of a quilt that I'm quilting in sections...works great for that.

    I also found that Lee Valley Tools has a set that includes those little accordion style glue bottles with a selection of metal tips. I used to make lamp shades and found that the accordion bottle let me dispense a continuous line of glue much more easily than squeezing a bigger bottle. They are at this link:
    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...110,42967&ap=1

    I've bought all kind of things from Lee Valley and always had good shopping experience with them.

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    Hobby Lobby here has the accordion style squeeze bottles with long thin tips. I think all school glue should come in one of them.
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    Tks for the info, Anita. I've been looking for those forever!

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    I copied and pasted the search for the Plaid set at Hancock Fabrics and couldn't find it there.

    What I am looking for are the tips (can be either metal or plastic, but preferably with a cover) that will fit directly on an Elmer's glue bottle so I don't have to fill a little bottle with glue. I think these are the tips that are so hard to find. Susan Schamber's daughter's website (Purple Daisies) used to sell metal tips, and more recently sold a pair of plastic tips, but they all appear to be no longer available.

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    I bought the plastic tips but dont love them.
    http://www.purpledaisiesllc.com/Fine..._Glue_p/69.htm

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    Saw something at Soft Expressions the other day that might work. You could call them and ask about them. They were in the section with the Retayne and dyes. It had 2 bottles in pkg, plastic, two in pack, bottle was about 1-1 1/2" diam. Needle was about 3 - 4 " long. Tips screwed onto the little tube/bottle, but maybe could fit a Elmer's glue bottle. You would have to call and ask them. (I don't own it, just shop there)

    http://softexpressions.com

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    I saw some on the board said to take a metal tip from refillable lead pencil and put in the glue top. I haven't tried it so u can let us know if this works.
    Linda

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    You can buy the empty bottle with fine tip and fill with Elmers. http://www.customquillingbydenise.co...ives-c-44.html Most of these tips are for precision work hobbies so that's where you need to search. Model cars, fly fishing, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I copied and pasted the search for the Plaid set at Hancock Fabrics and couldn't find it there.

    What I am looking for are the tips (can be either metal or plastic, but preferably with a cover) that will fit directly on an Elmer's glue bottle so I don't have to fill a little bottle with glue. I think these are the tips that are so hard to find. Susan Schamber's daughter's website (Purple Daisies) used to sell metal tips, and more recently sold a pair of plastic tips, but they all appear to be no longer available.
    I'll try my cap on the Elmer's bottle...but I have a fairly small bottle of Elmers. Here's a link to the Plaid product:
    http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Tip-Pe...VVviewprod.htm

    Their search function did recognize any way that I searched for it! Sorry about that. I found it originally with a Google search for "plaid tip-pen."

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    Thanks for the direct link, but the page shows that set as "discontinued".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Thanks for the direct link, but the page shows that set as "discontinued".
    I just clicked on it and got all the way to checkout with no message of discontinued. I use the glue method all the time by just barely opening the Elmers tip. Works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Thanks for the direct link, but the page shows that set as "discontinued".
    Well, slap my face!! I didn't see that. The ones from Lee Valley look like they work only with those squeeze bottles. Oh well, sorry for the wild goose chase!

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    Awesome tips man, this is exactly one and only which I was looking for...So its my pleasure to have this thread.
    Thanks for sharing such a nice tips over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyee View Post
    Awesome tips man, this is exactly one and only which I was looking for...So its my pleasure to have this thread.
    Thanks for sharing such a nice tips over here.

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    koozies

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    I've watched several youtube videos where the quilter recommends using glue to help with sewing seams. Is this recommended by any of you? Am I missing a step in my quilting experience??? LOL I'm getting ready to create 6 masterpieces for family members, all will be Civil War themed quilts and I want to know if gluing certain areas will make the seams come out better?

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    I ordered mine from Overstock.com, but haven't used them yet, so can't say how they perform.

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    Glue bottles & tips

    Quote Originally Posted by mummadee View Post
    I ordered mine from Overstock.com, but haven't used them yet, so can't say how they perform.
    How many ounces do the bottles hold? Are the tips metal? Do the tips have covers to keep them from drying out?

    Do the tips have screw tops to keep them from drying out? I can't seem to find answers on the site.

    Thank you very much.

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