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Thread: Basting with Elmer's Washable School Glue

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    When the glue is dried, can you feel each glue spot? What about sewing over the glue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    I was told you can put half water and half glue in a spray bottle and then add 5 drops of liquid dish soap, then swirl the dish soap into the water and glue with the straw attached to the nozzle and spray it on. I will be trying this as soon as I get an empty bottle. Remembering to rinse out the straw and nozzle after each use. Sounds like a win/win soultion to me. Let me know if you try it out before I do
    Can you explain about the straw?? Do you put it on the spray bottle?
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    Thanks for the photos.

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    I just looked at the instructions on your BlogSpot - very nicely done. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misseva View Post
    Can you explain about the straw?? Do you put it on the spray bottle?
    There is a straw inside the spray bottle it pokes into the noozle ( it is already in the bottle - it is the part that sucks the water up when you squeeze the trigger on the noozle) Sry if I was unclear
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    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    There is a straw inside the spray bottle it pokes into the noozle ( it is already in the bottle - it is the part that sucks the water up when you squeeze the trigger on the noozle) Sry if I was unclear
    ok, i get it. thanks. i'll have to try this.
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    Carslo - your very welcome! The tute on your blog was great, and the link is there for anyone to follow. I just wanted to relieve some of your frustration on not being able to post the photos!
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    What does the dish soap do?
    I had a 15 inch sq to sandwich for a test piece and used a glue stick on the backing put down the bat and then used my spray
    i just smoothed the lumps with my finger worked great
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    Thanks so much for this tut, I really hate pinning and basting quilts, so next one I will do this way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccthomas View Post
    When the glue is dried, can you feel each glue spot? What about sewing over the glue?
    I have done 4 queen or king size quilts using the above method. Yes, I could feel and see the dried glue when I FMQ but if dry there was no trouble sewing, I tried to do a quick applique the other night of a star on a tree and I didn't iron it well enough and the glue did gum up my needle slightly. It has to be dry for the best results. I did let my larger quilts dry overnight and had no trouble.
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    Ah ha! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Now I understand. And, I'd LOVE to be able to be able to Free motion quilt from the edge. THANKS!!!

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    Thanks for this info. Do you remember which Turning Twenty book? There's several I know and I have about three of them. I just want to be sure I have the correct book before starting to cut. Thanks again for your help! ~~Ann~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by anndr View Post
    Thanks for this info. Do you remember which Turning Twenty book? There's several I know and I have about three of them. I just want to be sure I have the correct book before starting to cut. Thanks again for your help! ~~Ann~~
    It was the Turning Twenty ... Again The 30 Blocks 5 x 6 setting but I didn't put any borders on it just a black binding as it was large enough already I know I stitch Unit B with the 2.5 x 8.5 section to the right of the 8.5 x 8.5 block instead of the left. By the time I figured out I had sewn it incorrectly I was more than 1/2 way finished Unit B so left it that way. I figured it was a scrappy quilt so it wouldn't matter I did 4 dark green fat quarters and 4 cranberry Fat Quarters to give it a more structured look. So glad that you like it.
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    I like to make my backing taunt with clips before pinning, so I'm not sure this technique would work? Or could I clip the backing to the table and put the glue on the backing and then lay down the batting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I like to make my backing taunt with clips before pinning, so I'm not sure this technique would work? Or could I clip the backing to the table and put the glue on the backing and then lay down the batting?
    Yes I did clamp one of my quilts as it had a couple of wrinkles and I was too lazy to iron it - the glueing process was just fine this way
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    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    Yes I did clamp one of my quilts as it had a couple of wrinkles and I was too lazy to iron it - the glueing process was just fine this way

    Thanks, I'll have to give this a shot. I've not liked fusible batting or spray. I find the layers still shifted way too much. So, I'm curious to see if this would work for me.

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    Thank you very much for sharing. We need all the saving we can get, so we can buy MORE FABRIC.

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    School glue by the gallon can be found at school supply stores or office supply stores.

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    Thank you for this thoughtful post, so full of ideas.. it is helpful & your post motivated me..thank

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    This is a great tip! I wonder if it works with other battings, esp. polyester?
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    couldn't the glue be thinned with water, put into a spray bottle and used that way? I just thought of that. I just bought a small bottle of the stuff myself to learn how to baste with it.

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    JanTx: I use the spray also, and to get around the overspray issue, I bought 2 huge thin vinyl tablecloths that I cover my working surface with. I put the can a little closer to the batting when I'm at the edges to decrease the overspray. I can simply wash the tablecloths with a hose out in the yard when they get too sticky....They cost $.75 each so sometimes I just throw them out and buy replacements! They are 108 X whatever (75??) so it's plenty big using two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGee View Post
    This is a great tip! I wonder if it works with other battings, esp. polyester?
    I have used polyester also and it worked also - I used a bit more glue as the glue seeped into more holes in the poly vs the cotton battings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerella View Post
    couldn't the glue be thinned with water, put into a spray bottle and used that way? I just thought of that. I just bought a small bottle of the stuff myself to learn how to baste with it.


    I tried a spray bottle and didn't like how it was so hard to get it to spray, I do thin the glue a bit in the regular bottles with water. Good luck!
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    The last quilt I glue basted had visible dried glue spots from the front - a lot of white was in the top. When it was finished I threw it in the washer and no problems afterwards.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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