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Old 12-04-2015, 12:41 PM
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Will it clog up my machine if I use a glue stick to baste a hem? And if it's possible to use it, will I need to let the glue completely dry before I sew the hem down it? Thanks in advance for your help.
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It has never clogged my machine. I usually dry it with an iron first.
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What kind of glue? I use Elmer's white washable liquid school glue with no problems. I put it on in tiny drops and either let dry or iron to dry faster before sewing. However, using the wrong kind of glue can create problems.

What is the brand and type of glue stick you are thinking of using?
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I use washable glue sticks, the glue just dissolves, washes away, no clogging. I put the glue on, fold, press with the iron. Holds well while stitching and washes away. I buy cheapy glue sticks from the dollar store 2 or 4 packs for $1. Been using them for years
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I allow the glue to dry for at least a few hours & it's never gummed up my machine/needle.
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I am very careful and only use it in the corner of the binding. The Clover clips keep the binding in position so easily when hand sewing my binding to the back.
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My experience with Elmer's washable school glue or any of the generic versions I've tried, or washable glue sticks, any brand, is that if I let them dry completely they have never gummed up a needle and so far for me they have washed out completely.
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If you let the glue dry completely before stitching, you won't have any problems.....if you need to "help" it dry, use the iron....it always washes out for me....warm water, long wash time and regular detergent
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As long as it's washable glue it's fine good luck!!!
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
If you let the glue dry completely before stitching, you won't have any problems.....if you need to "help" it dry, use the iron....it always washes out for me....warm water, long wash time and regular detergent
This is important: warm water, long wash time, and a little detergent.

I've had a little glue showing on the finished quilt when I tried to wash in cold water.

No problem with gumming. There is no "gum" in that washable school glue.
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