Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Using Elmer's Washable School Glue

  1. #1
    Senior Member PghPat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh PA - Leesburg FL
    Posts
    528
    Blog Entries
    42

    Using Elmer's Washable School Glue

    I have the clear glue but I can't seem to make a small dots like I have seen on some of the tutorials. Does it matter if you use clear or the white glue? I have seen some of you using a bottle with a cap with a tiny hole but I have looked and can't find them any where. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,067
    I got my tiny tips at Joannes in the craft section by the glues. They are ok but clog easily.

  3. #3
    Evy
    Evy is offline
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Lebanon, Mo
    Posts
    199
    I stick a large straight pin in the top of mine while I'm using it, then when finished put the original cap back on.

  4. #4
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    7,156
    Blog Entries
    3
    Look for small empty bottles with long pointed spouts. I got mine at Joann's I think near the paint section. I just squirt the glue into that bottle and use that nozzle. I have the metal tip but it's a pain to clean, so I don't even bother anymore. I just be careful not to squeeze too much out.

  5. #5
    Junior Member Suzette316's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    220
    I've never seen clear, washable school glue, only the white. Maybe give the white a try?

  6. #6
    Junior Member Mimiqwerty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Green Bay Packer Country
    Posts
    183
    I've used the clear, the white, and the blue clear washable school glue. All work great. I just open the cap that comes on the bottle of glue only about halfway and then drizzle it on the batting moving very quickly. The glue sort of forms tiny dots on its own this way. After drizzling, I smooth the fabric over the batting with both hands and use a dry iron to set it. I've used the same 6oz bottle of glue for a large baby quilt, two sofa throws, and three table runners. A little goes a long way.

  7. #7
    Super Member snipforfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,971
    Blog Entries
    8
    I used the clear and it was a mess. Will stick with the white

  8. #8
    Junior Member egranger3809's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    126
    You can go to the cite "Purple Daisies", they have the caps that fit the Elmer's glue. I have bought them and they work wonderfully.
    Sew Happy!

  9. #9
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    I use the white glue. I purchased my tips at Joanns.

  10. #10
    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monroe, IN
    Posts
    2,285
    I've used the clear, and it may be a bit thinner so you can get the thin lines a bit easier.....but works the same as the white....I just use the tip on the bottle, just opening enough for it to come out when squeezed....if you are basting a quilt and get blobs, don't panic - just smooth them out with your finger.

  11. #11
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    I bought Roxanne's basting glue just for the bottle to refill. It has a long super thin metal nozzle. Her glue is great basting glue but for large gluing areas I use Elmer's.
    Got fabric?

  12. #12
    Senior Member sew4nin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    St. Charles, MO
    Posts
    306
    I just started using Elmers white school glue about a month ago. I use the tip on the bottle and have no problems. I have been using it instead of pins to match seams on a postage stamp quilt I have been working on for awhile. It goes much faster with the glue.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.