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Basting using Elmer's Glue and boards with pictures

Old 04-15-2013, 06:34 AM
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I use the board all the time but have been hand basting my layers. Never thought about using the school glue. This is going to save alot of time. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:09 AM
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Yes, the board is a 1x4. My husband cut and sanded it really well. I wanted to paint it but just never got around to it. I've never gotten a splinter. It is 7 feet long so a long quilt fits on it.

I have ironed and air dried and personally i like the ironing. It makes the tops very smooth; smoother than I can get with my hands. But air dry is perfectly fine too. Have done both.

Glad you like it!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:48 PM
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That's neat - I like it - thank you for the tutorial! :-)

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:52 PM
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Thanks for the tutorial!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:55 AM
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Interesting! I do this but spray baste. A hint for you though. If you cover the boards with flannel, the fabric clings, which helps get it nice and snug when you are starting out.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:32 AM
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Great tip on the flannel.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by slicksister View Post
I thought I would do a tutorial on how I use Elmer's School Glue to baste my quilt sandwich using boards.

So to begin, roll your quilt top on the boards like this.

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I apply a dot of glue where the fabrics meet. You can do that or drizzle it on or draw lines; however you like.
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Then I smooth the batting down on top.

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Continue unrolling the board applying glue and batting as you go until the whole top is done. At this point flip the quilt top and batting over and really smooth it out. If you want to speed up the drying process then iron it at this point.
Flip it back over so the batting is facing up and now begin to unroll you backing on top.
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And once again I either just place random dots of glue all over or drizzle it on.
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Now just continue unrolling the backing and applying glue. When done, smooth out with your hands and iron to dry if you wish. Otherwise just let it dry naturally for a few hours.

See? Wasn't that easy?
SO ARE YOU GLUING the batting? or the Front?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:30 AM
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thanks for pictures great tut!
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:05 PM
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Thank bunches
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:10 PM
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Thanks got two home dec rolls and gonna try this this week. Don't think I'll miss the pins!
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