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Thread: Glue Basting With Elmer's School Glue

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I like to do a stay stitch around the edges before sewing on the binding. This is the only way I have found to keep my edges laying flat, and I was having issues with the fabric edges folding over in places while sewing on my bindings:oops: :roll: :lol:
    Thanks Amma, I have my quilter serge around my quilts after she is finished.
    I/m going to try that Elmers, just as soon as I can find a tip for the top

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    Thanks, amma, for a great tute! Have never used glue b4, but will try it.

    Thanks, mamagus, also for your technique too! Will try that also.

    Just FYI, or if anyone is interested, there's a product out specifically for gluing applique pieces with an elongated tip by Roxanne called "Roxanne's Applique Glue." It's a refillable bottle so when you run out, you can always replace it with Elmer's or SoHo, another great fabric glue. I like to use Alene's Tacky Glue. It's great for fabrics! :-) :-)

    They give great tips on using the glue and preventing the glue in the applicator tip to dry by blowing out the glue @ this link:
    ozquilts.com/au/roxanne's-glue-baste-it-2oz if you are interested. :-) :-)

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    This is a method that Sharon Schamber shows on her web site. just go to www.sharonschamber.com and click on the free stuff and she has lots of free videos and this is one of them.. It's the angel binding... great ideas.
    I don't machine sew much bindings except for babies... and this is the best method around if you sew the binding to the back and then bring to the front and glue down you won't believe how straight your stitch is ... but Sharon recommends Elmer's School glue because it is washable.
    J :D

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    n2scraplr: I tried several times ,unable to access, so when typing it in again with Google, I left out the 2ozand got a listing for it. This is what I use, but will use Elmer.s School glue in the future. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntiehenno
    n2scraplr: I tried several times ,unable to access, so when typing it in again with Google, I left out the 2ozand got a listing for it. This is what I use, but will use Elmer.s School glue in the future. Thanks for the info.
    Your welcome! After looking at grandmajuki's suggestion of sharon schamber's website on Elmer's, I think I will use that too! So sorry that url listing didn't pull it up for you but that you got to read it anyway. :oops: :wink:

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    You can find the tips at different hobby stores and they will screw onto a regular bottle of elmers glue. I found mine at a thriftstore still in the packaging for 49 cents.

    Thank you for adding the additional information here!!! I love this method and love the extra tips!!! :D :D :D

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    Hi, Just for the foreigners, are you talking about PVA glue, as I am not sure what Elmers glue is? I love the idea of lining up the blocks like that. Thank you.

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    Oh, thanks, amma, for the add'l info on getting those tips @hobby stores! I am forever getting thread caught in pins sewing binding on so will want to try the glue with a nice syringe top like yours~!! :D ;)

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    Elmers glue is a glue that washes out. In the US it is used a lot in school, I guess because kids will be kids and get it on their clothes.
    Hope this help to understand about elmers.
    What is PVA glue?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarahelloyd
    Hi, Just for the foreigners, are you talking about PVA glue, as I am not sure what Elmers glue is? I love the idea of lining up the blocks like that. Thank you.

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    Hi again, PVA glue is a gloopy white glue that is used everywhere here from Schools to crafts to mending things, you can buy it in tiny pots at stationers or by the gallon in DIY stores, because you can also use it to prime a surface to help adhere render etc.

    It is thick and looks like yoghurt or cream, but sticks beautifully. I think it might be worth trying it on a little bit of scrap and seeing if it will wash out, that would be the main thing, wouldn't it?

    You wouldn't think there would be a language barrier between two English speaking nations would you?

    best wishes

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    Elmers school glue is a starch based glue...completely water soluable. It dries clear and rather transparent. It does not work well on hard surfaces...it would basically peel right off.

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    You didn't say if you were impressed that used it!

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    I AM cutie!!! I AM :D:D:D AND I am glad that it worked so well for the kids, too!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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    Glad to hear, it made it easier for the kids to do their bindings with out me there with my hands in the middle of it.I tried to get them to do as much of it as they could without my help, I held rulers etc and watched this and did a little of that.

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    I never thought to "tute it" as an aid for kids!!! Do you think that little ones would do better with a mini iron like a Clover and the glue?
    I can see where not having to worry about pins would make it easier for them, as well as not having to start and stop so much. Besides, little ones love gluing things, right? :D:D:D

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    They do love gluing things, it depends on the kid to what iron, I like the big on as it sits on the fabric, just remember to turn off the steam, even if they have help with the ironing, they can so the actual sewing all by themselves. and that way their corners etc will come out pretty good, especially for a beginner. it was prefect to keep it all in place and they just zigzagged around it. we did the whole quilt at once so once they sat down, it didn't take long to go around the whole thing. and yes, no pins to pick out, run over and or possibly pick themselves with.

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    Thanks for the great tute! I'm definately going to give it a try with my next binding. It makes me crazy when I'm stitching it down and the thread keeps getting caught on the pins. This will surely help! Great tute Amma!

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    I think that you will really like it :wink:

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    Why do you iron after using the glue?

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    It sets the glue so that you don't have to sit there and wait for it to dry.

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    Thanks, thought that must be the case.

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    After helping the kids with it, it is very easy and simple to do, I don't know that unless I was maybe doing a scalloped edge and it wasn't going well, I don't know that I would use it for me, but it definitely helped with the kids stuff.

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    I think I will try in on my bindings and especially at the miter corners.
    I think it would be helpful when doing the fun & done quilts too.

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    I bet it would help with keeping those folds in place while you sew the fun and dones :D
    Let us know how it works for you, please!

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    I will let you know. I'm going to try it on a quilting project in a few days.

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