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    This is fantastic! How do you attach it to the board at the beginning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaynie View Post
    I am a longarmer....but would definitely do this on a small quilt that I might do on my Bernina. I use the Elmer's glue method for applying binding, (Sharon Schamber's youtube video is great for learning the method). I tell everyone Elmer's school glue is my new best quilting friend. I have used it to tack applique pieces also. Thanks for the tut...brilliant!
    I'm pretty sure Sharon also has a you tube video on the the board and glue method for basting your quilt layers. Might want to check hers out, also, I think it's been out there for a while. Each one probably has something to offer.

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    Interesting method - layering is the biggest challenge for me. May have to try this.

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    Thank you for the tute! I've sent my last couple of quilts to a long-armer, but this will owrk great for me for smaller quilts.
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    I purchased trim boards which are 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 8 feet long. No sanding needed. I am going to use the hint to cover them with flannel. I use Sharon Schambers method for basting my quilts but have used quilter's safety pins instead of needle and thread. Have glue will baste, LOL. Now!

    Thanks for the tute.
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    SO ARE YOU GLUING the batting? or the Front?
    I'm doing both. I glue the back of the actual quilt top as I show. Then when it's time to attach teh backing fabric I put the glue on the batting. It makes not difference. That's just how i do it.

    NOTE - Also if you are using the boards like Sharon Schamber shows to pin baste your quilts, you want to roll the quilt onto the boards the opposite way I did. You want to roll it as if it that the back of the quilt top is facing out not the front of the quilt top. So that when you unroll it the right side of the quilt top is facing out. Make sense?

    And I love the flannel idea. Thanks!

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    How do attach the quilt to the board before you start rolling? Do you roll all 3 layers at one time?


    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I purchased trim boards which are 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 8 feet long. No sanding needed. I am going to use the hint to cover them with flannel. I use Sharon Schambers method for basting my quilts but have used quilter's safety pins instead of needle and thread. Have glue will baste, LOL. Now!

    Thanks for the tute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyMcLeod View Post
    How do attach the quilt to the board before you start rolling? Do you roll all 3 layers at one time?
    The quilt top is rolled on one board and the backing is rolled on the other board.

    The link below is for Sharon Schamber's method of using the boards for hand basting. I found the basting a bit tedious and resorted to quilter's safety pins. The next quilt I do will be basted with the Elmer's Washable School Glue. I wish she had used a different color of backing fabric to demonstrate her method and she is doing a small project. That being said my DD and I have used her method for quilts up to king size. I have two folding plastic tables butted end to end for the big quilts. The demo is in two parts I believe. Up to now I have used double sided scotch tape the secure the quilt top and backing to the boards but I am thinking that covering them with the flannel would work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA
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    A great alternative to those expensive and smell quilt sprays. I will try this on my next top.

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    After you have your top and bottom on two separate boards, would you start gluing on one of the ends then instead of in the middle? I assume you would just lay your batting in between the two and glue baste.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    The quilt top is rolled on one board and the backing is rolled on the other board.

    The link below is for Sharon Schamber's method of using the boards for hand basting. I found the basting a bit tedious and resorted to quilter's safety pins. The next quilt I do will be basted with the Elmer's Washable School Glue. I wish she had used a different color of backing fabric to demonstrate her method and she is doing a small project. That being said my DD and I have used her method for quilts up to king size. I have two folding plastic tables butted end to end for the big quilts. The demo is in two parts I believe. Up to now I have used double sided scotch tape the secure the quilt top and backing to the boards but I am thinking that covering them with the flannel would work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA

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    After you have your top and bottom on two separate boards, would you start gluing on one of the ends then instead of in the middle? I assume you would just lay your batting in between the two and glue baste.
    Yes, I show this very clearly in my tutorial. No need to start in the center.

    BUT - NOTE THIS!!!! In order to glue baste my quilts on teh boards and see where the glue is going I roll my quilts OPPOSITE to how Sharon does. You can do it the way Sharon does and it will work but you won't be able to put your glue precisley where y u want it that way. If you don't care about that then do it that way.
    Last edited by slicksister; 04-24-2013 at 03:35 PM.

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    Hello neighbor (slicksister)! I live in Santa Rosa and just saw this tute. I glue basted my twin size quilt last week by taping the layers to my wood floor after heavily starching the top and backing. My back was killing me when I finished, but the glue is really working well for my FMQ. Besides being able to work at waist level (your method, thank you!), the only thing I would add is to make sure the edge of the quilt top is glue basted to the batting. It was hard to determine on my batting (on the floor) where the edge of my top was going to hit and I missed more than I hit the edge. The glue on the edge of the top really helps when quilting to the edges. I also made sure that I had at least 4" of batting/backing around all four sides for moving off the edges when quilting.

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    I have to try this on my next quilt! Thanks to everyone for their tips with the glue!
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    Thanks from me, too! I've collected all the gluing info and am about ready to try it!

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    I did this yesterday with a lap quilt. I only used one board, and the fabric stayed pretty nicely wrapped around the board just by wrapping it around it. I did not use flannel or anything. I diluted my glue a little so it flowed out of the bottle easier. I lined up the backing, wrapped on the board, on the top section of the batting. I put the glue on a three foot section of the batting, unrolled the backing onto the glued section smoothing it with my hands. I did NOT tape the batting down to the table. I then glued another three foot section, and unrolled and smoothed again until I had the whole backing glued to the batting. I let it sit a few minutes and once I was satisfied it was smooth, I flipped the whole thing over and did the quilt top the same way. This is the easiest and most smooth job I have ever done with a quilt sandwich. I used the same board for the backing and the top. Hope this helps someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MothrNatr View Post
    I could see this using the Home Dec rolls that some stores (like Hobby Lobby) use to display Home Dec fabrics. It is round but would be a free way and safer (maybe - no splinters) to roll the quilt on. They are wide - 60' if I remember correctly, but could duct tape 2 together for larger quilts. (They will give them to you for free if you ask and they have them) I will try glue basting next time!
    I just bought 10 yards of batting at Joann's and they gave me the big round tube and now I know what to do with it! Thanks for the tut and for the tip on using this big tube!

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    I use this method, but I use the Elmer's School Glue Stick instead the liquid glue. I find I have a lot more control over what I am doing. I put the glue onto the fabric and do not try to put it on the batting. Using the glue stick, the glue is always in a thin application and dries fast, or I can iron it dry very easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    The quilt top is rolled on one board and the backing is rolled on the other board.

    The link below is for Sharon Schamber's method of using the boards for hand basting. I found the basting a bit tedious and resorted to quilter's safety pins. The next quilt I do will be basted with the Elmer's Washable School Glue. I wish she had used a different color of backing fabric to demonstrate her method and she is doing a small project. That being said my DD and I have used her method for quilts up to king size. I have two folding plastic tables butted end to end for the big quilts. The demo is in two parts I believe. Up to now I have used double sided scotch tape the secure the quilt top and backing to the boards but I am thinking that covering them with the flannel would work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA

    So glad to hear someone else comment on Sharon Schamber using the same fabric for her quilt "top" and "backing" when demonstrating the rolling on boards method. It has always puzzled me as to why she did that, when it would have been so easy to use a different fabric, and would result in less confusion.

    Still have not tried this method but think I will. If the quilt is small enough, I don't have many sandwiching issues but larger ones can be problematic, especially if you have a table that is not large enough.

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    Wow I wouldn't have thought to do this.

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    thank you for sharing this info with us. just love it.
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    I started using this method a couple of years ago and havew found oit sp easy, but...my fingers get so sore either basting or pinning that thet hurt for a couple of days after. You can be sure I will be using the glue on the two tops that are patiently waiting for me to sandwich them. I do use the glue for my bindings, so I am puzzled why I never thought to use it for this part also. Thanks for sharing.

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    Will definitely need to try this. Thank you very much for a great tutorial

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    I have enjoyed this tutorial but have never heard of using the glue. I would think you could tell where it is glued. Does it wash out? Can you feel it? You must not or you wouldn't use it. I am just surprised. Getting a sandwich smooth has always bee an issue for me. So, THANKYOU!

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    Thank you for taking the time to show this. Nice quilt too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veinurse View Post
    I have enjoyed this tutorial but have never heard of using the glue. I would think you could tell where it is glued. Does it wash out? Can you feel it? You must not or you wouldn't use it. I am just surprised. Getting a sandwich smooth has always bee an issue for me. So, THANKYOU!
    The glue does wash out, it has never gummed up a needle of mine, once it is dry. I'm not the original poster but I appreciate her tutorial. I love Elmer's Washable School Glue. It's the only way I baste anymore.
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