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Old 08-30-2013, 08:15 PM
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Question to use pins or permanent basting spray

I am debating about how to quilt my first full size quilt top. I have the basting spray, but not a lot of room to work to put layers together. Don't know if I should just find a local quilter to do it for me or try it on my own. Any suggestions? I live in Vegas and if I take it out would like to do so locally.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:23 PM
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Can't really help you there. I use both the bent safety pins or basting spray. When I don't have enough space, I find a place where I can baste it. Many LQS offer their class space to do that.

I can't send my quilts out to be quilted by someone else because they would not be "my" quilts any longer. So I practice, practice, practice to get better at that FMQ. I wish I could send some out coz I would get more done. So if you feel comfortable with that, good luck. I know that Charisma from the QB is a fabulous quilter. Maybe someone else can point you to a local quilter.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:47 PM
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I forgot to post picture first time. Since this is so busy, would you advise to use fairly plain quilting pattern?
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:07 PM
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I use Elmer's Glue. Have used it for years. Check out post #51 of this thread. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t180790-2.html if you lay yours out on the floor or table, I suggest using a cheap plastic table cloth to protect those things . I used to use my kitchen floor before I got so many critters running around. I've got basting pins, a basting gun, and have done thread basting, but after I did Elmer's for the first time, I never looked back.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:11 PM
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Do you use just regular white Elmer's glue? And is it permanent after it dries? I would have to use table since I have bad knees and can't crawl around on floor.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:51 PM
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Look up Sharon schambers utube on sandwiching it may give you an idea. If using glue you need plenty of fresh air.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by glendel1944 View Post
Do you use just regular white Elmer's glue? And is it permanent after it dries? I would have to use table since I have bad knees and can't crawl around on floor.
It's the Elmer's school glue which washes out. You wouldn't want to use a permanent glue or spray adhesive.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by glendel1944 View Post
Do you use just regular white Elmer's glue?
I would love to know the answer to that as no one was able to answer my question here:

http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ml#post6248015
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:37 AM
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Dalronix, use the Elmer's Washable Glue. It often says "School Glue" on it also. It is white in color, not clear.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:14 AM
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I love the 505 basting spray.
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