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Thread: A glue question

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    I have never used glue when attaching anything to my quilts, so my question is, can I glue down the binding and then want to machine stitch it, can I sew through the glue or do I only glue where I wouldn't touch it with the machine needle?

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    I think it depends a little bit on your machine. I have a workhorse that can sew through 12 layers of fabric, and I do not hesitate to sew through glue. I only use washable school glue, by the way.

    Sharon Schamber glues her binding on before stitching, you might check her website or YouTube for her videos. I'm positive I've seen a video of how she does it.

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    I glue my bindings & sew through the glue with no problems.

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    I have a Pfaff and I sew thru the glue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    I think it depends a little bit on your machine. I have a workhorse that can sew through 12 layers of fabric, and I do not hesitate to sew through glue. I only use washable school glue, by the way.

    Sharon Schamber glues her binding on before stitching, you might check her website or YouTube for her videos. I'm positive I've seen a video of how she does it.
    I went to Sharon's video, and that is just the answer that I was looking for. Thanks so much for the info.

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    I use glue all of the time, and I don't even know it is there when I sew on it :D:D:D

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    I would sew through glue, but someone on a different topic said they used Rubber Cement. I don't think I would probably sew through that.

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    If your using elmers washable school glue it shouldn't be a problem no matter what machine you have. If you are using elmers rubber cement then yeah it might be a problem! lol

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    I am still a bit confused why glue is favored over using a thin strip of fusible... ?! I have been using a thin strip of fusible for years to hold my binding exactly where I want it to be until I sew it. Its fast ... not messy... inexpensive .. no drying time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    I am still a bit confused why glue is favored over using a thin strip of fusible... ?! I have been using a thin strip of fusible for years to hold my binding exactly where I want it to be until I sew it. Its fast ... not messy... inexpensive .. no drying time!
    probably just cheaper is my thoughts

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    I've never thought of using fusible. In my case, I'd be afraid I'd finda way to make a mess. With glue, you just wash it out if you get it where it doesn't belong. Also, there really isn't any drying time with gule. You put it on and iron it and you are done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    I am still a bit confused why glue is favored over using a thin strip of fusible... ?! I have been using a thin strip of fusible for years to hold my binding exactly where I want it to be until I sew it. Its fast ... not messy... inexpensive .. no drying time!
    Glue from the dollar store, and the iron makes no time needed for drying time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    I am still a bit confused why glue is favored over using a thin strip of fusible... ?! I have been using a thin strip of fusible for years to hold my binding exactly where I want it to be until I sew it. Its fast ... not messy... inexpensive .. no drying time!
    Perhaps, as many on this board have said before, the washable school glue is really more of a thick starch product that washes out, whereas the fusibles will make a stiffer finish to a fabric. I think if you used lightweight fusible, it wouldn't make the fabric too stiff; might even be a plus for the binding.
    Maybe because washable school glue is [email protected] back to school time, probably 25 cents a bottle; goes a long way. Most I've read here, dry iron the tiny glue dabs & it's dry right away, and also can be pulled back open without problem in case of an error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    I have a Pfaff and I sew thru the glue...
    Me too. I use glue because it is more accurate, no pins to use, and fast.

    ali

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