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Glue-basting is now liquid gold, for me!

Old 11-05-2012, 08:51 AM
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Default Glue-basting is now liquid gold, for me!

I don't remember who posted about this "technique" but girl, you have totally changed my world!! Many thanks, whomever it was.

This is a twin-size quilt I made for a benefit auction. I had been using Sharon's method for basting with the boards but still always managed to get a wrinkle or pleat. This one here was glue-basted with the Elmers school glue, using the bottle as it was bought. No special tip or nothing. It turned out beautifully and has not a one, wrinkle, pleat... nothing. I "basted" it using a 4" grid, on both sides of the batting while it hung on the design wall. Took maybe 2 hours to do both sides, left it hanging overnight then quilted. I highly recommend this method, and will be using it from here on out.

1st is quilting-in-progress

2nd is front after quilting complete

last is back after quilting complete. (Wet spot on back is from spraying with water to remove marking.)
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:51 AM
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​Great quilt and great quilting. I am glad the glue basting worked for you. I have not tried it but after seeing your success, it is looking attractive!
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Thank you for the tip on the glue basting.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:14 AM
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So....I'm not really understanding...you put elmer's glue on just the batting? then lay your quilt top on it? and then your back? please if there's a tutorial on this I would love to have it. Your quilt is very nice.
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very nicely done!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:57 AM
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Very pretty quilt.
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Well done! Looks great!
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looking good.... and basted with glue... nice
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:58 AM
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If you do a search on for
"quilt basting glue" you will find a tutorial for it.
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Love your quilt and the fabric you chose. I have been using the Elmer's Glue since I read about it here on the Board and very pleased with the results.
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