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Old 09-21-2010, 03:11 PM
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I just wanted to thank the person who posted about using a glue stick to get your seams to match up perfectly. I tried doing this this week and it worked perfectly!!! I was so pleased with the results. It didn't make it any harder for my machine to stitch my pieces and for once my seams are actually lining up like I want them to. I gotta say- this has been a real struggle for me. I've been using it to make a simple Big Stylish Block Quilt and I'll post pics as soon as I am finished piecing the top. I've been wanting for so long to make a quilt with the Star type blocks but have been discouraged because I couldn't even get my straight seams to line up, let alone points, but now that I learned about this I'm gonna try one of the stars asap. So- to wind it up- Thank you Debbieumphress! You've changed my quilting life for the better.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:34 PM
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i use them too, fons and porter has a small pointed one out, my friend got it from joanns, with a coupon of course.
she got it home, and had to take it back, it was dried out! but she does love it!
i use the school ones..kinda messy, but i really like it for string quilts,eliminates the need to press every seam down..

Glad people share thier ideas here! they have helped me many times with thier wisdom,tips and tricks!
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:39 PM
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I used the generic school type. OK- I admit it! I stole my daughter's out of her pencil box.. LOL, I'm not all bad though, cuz I went to Walmart and bought 2 three packs of them and gave her a new stick to make up for it. The other 5 are in my sewing notions drawer.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:03 PM
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I just read the idea about using glue sticks for seams...wonderful idea!! I will be trying that on my next quilt.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:05 PM
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I do have a question. Is there any issue when washing the quilt when using a glue stick on the seams?
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:06 PM
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Love those glue sticks I also use them instead of spray to sandwich runners, wallhangings, and other small items!
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:35 PM
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Can someone post a link to the thread about the glue sticks?
I did a search, but didn't see one by Debbieumphress.

I need all the help I can get.

Thank you!
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:27 PM
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Store the extra glue sticks in a sealed plastic so they won't dry out.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:31 PM
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That's why I love this place! All the shared ideas!
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:08 PM
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Livenlearn,

Do a search for favorite gadget or notion. You will find it! If I knew how to,I would insert the link.

Good luck,
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