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Old 05-15-2013, 04:03 AM
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I know it has been posted before but I can't rem,ember where it was said to buy them. I tried the Elmer's glue thing and can't get it small enough to do it, I need the tip so it comes out in a smaller stream. But I did like the results, used it on a small project and it worked great. I am getting ready to do a small quilt and would love to try it on this. Thanks for your help, you Guy's are always there for us dummies, lol
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:09 AM
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I find if I apply the glue with the bottle perpendicular to the item I am apply to, it does a smaller stream. I other words, don't slant the bottle while you are applying. Clear as mud?
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I use a Popsicle stick to spread a little spot of glue. Have you tried a Turkey injector? I bought one, but haven't tried it yet.
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Originally Posted by jcrilley View Post
I find if I apply the glue with the bottle perpendicular to the item I am apply to, it does a smaller stream. I other words, don't slant the bottle while you are applying. Clear as mud?
This is what I do. it comes out in a very thin stream. Also, holding it up about 12 inches or more helps too. I don't use any special tips, just straight from the bottle. sometimes I end up getting it on my fingers (when I am smoothing near the edges and I have wiped on quilt top. Dries clear and washes out. No trouble with needle going through. Love that stuff!!
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Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
This is what I do. it comes out in a very thin stream. Also, holding it up about 12 inches or more helps too. I don't use any special tips, just straight from the bottle. sometimes I end up getting it on my fingers (when I am smoothing near the edges and I have wiped on quilt top. Dries clear and washes out. No trouble with needle going through. Love that stuff!!
Exactly how I use it. Love it.
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The metal tips are very hard to find now. I got an infant liquid medicine syringe, plunger type, from the pharmacy (free) and use it to apply tiny drops of glue.
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thanks to you all, I think I was holding it wrong. I will try again, I did go to Wally World and found it in a quart, lots cheaper than the spray you buy to do this with, some of that stuff is $15.00 a can, wow. Proud of it and it chokes me in the process.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:16 AM
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I used the bottle my dog had for his vitamins and I have also tried the syringe thing to put some medication in her mouth. .
You could just small drop from a stick and the read.
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Don't forget to try the home made spray glue with flour and rubbing alcohol. I really like it!
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Washable glue sticks from the dollar store work very, very well too. Just be sure it's washable. A quick little dab will line up seams. I use it too to keep corner squares stable when making snowball blocks, and instead of pins to keep my squares stablely together when making HSTs. The results are accurate and stress free.
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