Old 04-30-2011, 03:56 PM
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the other day i had an opportunity to visit a new quilt group. i have have no idea how long it has been meeting. there is a leader of the group and she has us making half square for a quilt she wants to make for a raffle . she was very specific how to press the squares and the quarter inch seam as some of the ladies were not consistent with it. and she was also showing everyone how to line up the squares and have the diagonal line with the square on the bottom. she also suggested that a dab of glue to hold the two squares together while sewing. this is where the glue came in. she also mentioned that there was going to be a demonstration with a popular quilting teacher at a guild meeting and she was going to bring everyone up to date on new methods of doing things and glue was one of them. So what are new methods
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:00 PM
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I often use a tiny dot of Elmer's washable school glue instead of pins to match seams before sewing. Tiny dot of glue followed by the iron to set it. If I need to open up the seam later, I just moisten with a fingertip to pull the fabrics apart.

Sharon Schamber has some videos on Youtube that show how she uses glue to apply binding.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:01 PM
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let us know how it works out..but i don't think you need glue...curious
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:16 PM
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I use elmers washable glue sticks for piecing for two reasons.

1) It is difficult for me to handle pins.
2) The matches are much better than when I use pins.

It washes out when the quilt is done, as Prism99 said.

Just make sure you purchase WASHABLE glue, not permanent glue. My piecing is greatly improved since I found out about using glue instead of pins.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:19 PM
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I also watched Sharon Schamber's video on utube. I had never heard of gluing, but she is a professional quilter, so she must know what she's talking

My quilts are just everyday things (not professional), so I don't think I'll take the time to use that method, but it was interesting to see the methods being used.

Here is one of her links:

Once you are on her page, you can see the others.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:27 PM
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i have been using her method of putting on bindings with elmers school glue, for a long time..

just never thought of using it to line up seams!
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:34 PM
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If measurements are done right and sewing is consistent, I don't think glue is needed, but if it works for her, great.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:47 PM
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I use glue when doing applique,,,,, sure makes it easier!!
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Elmer's School Glue is a super thick starch. It will wash out when the quilt is washed, so if it helps--Go for it!
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Originally Posted by Maride
If measurements are done right and sewing is consistent, I don't think glue is needed, but if it works for her, great.
Yes! I agree with you. Glue? Come on now. I got out of the second grade 30 years ago.
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