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Washing Out Elmer's School Glue After Binding Your Quilt?

Old 02-17-2012, 07:11 PM
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Default Washing Out Elmer's School Glue After Binding Your Quilt?

Was interested in all the posts on Sharon Schamber's binding technique using Elmer's school glue. I just finished a quilt binding using Sharon's terrific method and, per instructions on Elmer's web site, put that quilt straight into the bathtub to soak for 24 hours in room temperature water immediately after the last stitch. (woo hoo--a finished project!)

I am a fan, too, but for all of you who have been doing this for a while, especially those of you who said the glue washes out easily, what steps do you take to make sure all the glue gets gone? It doesn't really matter in a wall hanging or table runner, but what about bed and baby quilts? TIA
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:54 PM
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I make a lot of baby quilts and I use the elmer school glue just at the corners. When I'm done I wash them in the washing machine in plain cold water, no detergent, and the glue washes out just fine.
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I've never heard of using school glue before.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:08 PM
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i did a test piece with scraps. Put in my washer with detergent and loaded the glue, It all came out just fine.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:34 PM
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yes it does come out fine without having to presoak it. i have never done that. i just throw my quilts in the washer with some detergent, presto no glue.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
I've never heard of using school glue before.

it is a really nifty way to hold your bindings in place for machine or hand quilting. google search for Sharon Schamber's binding technique video. you may enjoy this method once you try it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:42 PM
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I glue EVERYTHING that I need to applique or temp hold down...... for appliques I use glue sticks...
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Originally Posted by bluteddi View Post
I glue EVERYTHING that I need to applique or temp hold down...... for appliques I use glue sticks...
i luv the glue sticks!!
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i just toss it in the washer..never had a problem with it not coming out and I use glue ALOT.
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Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
yes it does come out fine without having to presoak it. i have never done that. i just throw my quilts in the washer with some detergent, presto no glue.
Me too. The glue is pretty harmless and acid free.
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