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Thread: have you used Elmer's washable school glue with Soft and Bright battting?

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    have you used Elmer's washable school glue with Soft and Bright battting?

    This has probably been addressed many times but I couldn't find it in "search. I want to free motion ( definitely not my strong suit) a child's quilt and would rather not use pins or spray.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...t=basting+glue

    here's one link to a tutorial---if you go to the tutorials page & put 'basting with glue' in the search box a whole bunch of tutorials from people who use glue will come up-
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    I have used the washable glue on polyester batting and it worked fine not the batting you mentioned but Morning Glory and a premium poly batting from Connecting Threads. I don't baste with boards but also have a tutorial here for using Elmer's Washable School Glue.
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    I've used glue with Hobbs PolyDown and have no issues....it holds till I wash it out!

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    I tried it with a Walmart polyester batt and it did need to dry overnight. The glue held fine, I stitched through it fine except a couple of thick spots did cause the needle to shift a bit. The quilt did need to be washed afterwards as it felt like cornflakes in the sandwich.
    A word of caution.....try the glue on any solid fabrics scraps you have in the quilt first to see if the glue leaves marks. I did a sample on my solid and it did leave marks even after I washed the sample in the sink. If you have a patterned fabric it would not be noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I tried it with a Walmart polyester batt and it did need to dry overnight. The glue held fine, I stitched through it fine except a couple of thick spots did cause the needle to shift a bit. The quilt did need to be washed afterwards as it felt like cornflakes in the sandwich.
    A word of caution.....try the glue on any solid fabrics scraps you have in the quilt first to see if the glue leaves marks. I did a sample on my solid and it did leave marks even after I washed the sample in the sink. If you have a patterned fabric it would not be noticeable.
    Really??? I haven't had this happen yet but I'm making a quilt right now with quite
    a bit of solid. I hope the glue doesn't leave any mark. Did you set the glue with
    the iron? What kind of batting did you use? I better start praying.

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    I wanted to use a solid chambray coloured fabric for my quilt back. I posted a picture of the marks left on my sample on another thread a while back. ( faint but noticeable) If it was solid colours in the piecing I don't think you would be able to notice it but with the large piece it would bother me. I did use the iron on my sample because I wanted to dry it so I could wash it. By the way, a hot iron kind of melts polyester batt. ​Luckily it was just my sample! Title was
    Polyester Glue Experiment.
    Last edited by Tartan; 05-15-2013 at 04:56 PM.

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    Tartan, could it be the melted polyester that left those marks?
    Reminds me how I was blaming "the fake glue" for some ugly spots.
    It turned out that the glue was just fine. It was the batting.
    I learned not to use W&N with light fabrics...even if it's printed.
    All those impurities show their ugly head. LOL

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