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Thread: My homemade glue basting bottle

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    I decided that I could make my own inexpensive glue basting bottle today.I used a hair coloring bottle with the sharp pointed spout and my hubby inserted one of those basketball inflater needles inside the lid and pushed it as far as possible to the end and then snipped it off below that that little side hole that is on the tubing.You have to tap it with an hammer to get it to the end of the spout,but it works great!!!!!!
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    Cool! Where do you get basketball inflater needles ?

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    Hi.You can get them at the Walmart where they sell sporting goods.You can also get them at any sporting goods store.I love the way it works.

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    Very clever!! :D:D:D

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    Great idea!

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    Thank you and very clever of you!

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    I forgot to add that after you cut the end of the metal off below the little side hole,I then just used a finger nail file to smooth the little rough edges.

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    what is "glue basting" ?

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    Using glue to stick your fabrics before sewing. Most people use either Roxanne's or Elmer's School glue.

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    What a great idea. So inventive.

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    Do you use Elmer's straight from the bottle (or transfer into your homemade bottle), or diluted? I've never used basting glue before and am wondering. And is this better or just more economical than the spray adhesive? Thanks!

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    I use the Elmer's school glue straight from the bottle and then iron it before sewing. I think I read the Roxanne's doesn't need to be ironed but I've never used it.

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    I just saw a tutorial and I noticed the tip had a metal tubing on the end of it and it seemed to me that it would get into the corners really good .

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    Where do you buy haircolor bottles? Or do you have to use the haircolor first? I was going to buy some Roxanne's so I could just use the bottle later but this is better.

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    I got mine at Sallys beauty supply for $1.59

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    Genius!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch
    I got mine at Sallys beauty supply for $1.59
    Thanks-I'll check there the next time I'm close to one.

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    A lot cheaper than the ones I had to have a Michaels. When I got home with the Elmers, I was careful enough that I just use the glue bottle...

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    How clever! Thanks for sharing this idea.

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    thanks for sharing your idea with us, saved $$$$

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    Brilliant! this way you are more precise with the glue. i bought the tips, and only use one. this would of been so much better. some have used the tip/end of a mechanical pen. same idea.
    i know that some people think it is to much trouble to glue baste/and press.(my quilt friends) they would rather pin or clip the binding, and it works great for them!
    but this works for me. my binding looks so much nicer when done this way.
    i lower the ironing board to the height of my kitchen table and sit and do this,with some of the excess quilt on the table..i actually lower the board and sit on the couch sometimes and press..easier on my back!
    i have also put two kitchen chairs on the back side of the ironing board, to keep the quilt /or large fabric pieces,off the floor. ( i have dogs)
    this board is so great, so many will to share!

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    Here's a tip to keep your metal tube free of glue when you're not using it. I have some plastic hang tags from buying shirts, just put the snipped end into the metal tip and then pull it out when needed, works great.

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    Thank you for the tip.I know they can get clogged and that would be a great idea.

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    Don't want to sound dumb but is this for basting between layers? Or the border? When you iron it does the Elmer's show through? Sounds like a great idea - I've never used glue to do anything but applique. Thanx for the tip.

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    If you look under search and type in....( glue basting with Elmers glue),there is a very helpful tutorial that will explain it all.

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