Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 163

Thread: Glue Basting With Elmer's School Glue

  1. #51
    Junior Member laadw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    Posts
    145
    Glue works good for appliques as well. I use the stick glue that the kids use for projects. It lets the applique lie flat and keeps it stuck to the fabric while I sew. Pins always make a bumpy edge when you are dealing with tiny pieces. I love this idea for binding quilts. Thanks.

  2. #52
    Super Member Barb_MO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    2,492
    I tried it and it works wonderfully. I have to find a new place to store my Elmer's glue bottle thought. I had it on top of my sewing machine cabinet and grabbed it when I was cleaning my machine thinking it was machine oil. I was at the squeezing stage when I realized it wasn't machine oil!

  3. #53
    Super Member lisalovesquilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,659
    I like the glue idea. To avoid getting stuck by pins when doing it by hand the quilters clips are great. Small hair clips are the same thing and much cheaper.

  4. #54
    Super Member ScrapQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,113
    amma
    Thanks so much for the demo.
    I am going to try this method.
    Do you then hand stitch your binding or sew by machine???
    I hand sew only becuase I think it looks better and I don't always catch the binding on the other side or will using the glue help to keep everything in line????
    Scrap Quilter

  5. #55
    Super Member MadeinMaine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Exeter, ME
    Posts
    1,152
    Amma - thank you so much. I tried this and love it! You are an angel! Thanks for making my binding so much easier to do.

  6. #56
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    I tried it and it works wonderfully. I have to find a new place to store my Elmer's glue bottle thought. I had it on top of my sewing machine cabinet and grabbed it when I was cleaning my machine thinking it was machine oil. I was at the squeezing stage when I realized it wasn't machine oil!
    OH NO!!! I am glad that you caught it in time!!! I have to keep my permanent fabric glue hid so that I don't mix it up with the Elmer's LOL.

  7. #57
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by laadw
    Glue works good for appliques as well. I use the stick glue that the kids use for projects. It lets the applique lie flat and keeps it stuck to the fabric while I sew. Pins always make a bumpy edge when you are dealing with tiny pieces. I love this idea for binding quilts. Thanks.
    I tried the glue sticks too, but sometimes I found the pieces got wonky rubbing them with the stick. So I use Elmer's for them too :wink:

  8. #58
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by scrap quilter
    amma
    Thanks so much for the demo.
    I am going to try this method.
    Do you then hand stitch your binding or sew by machine???
    I hand sew only becuase I think it looks better and I don't always catch the binding on the other side or will using the glue help to keep everything in line????
    Scrap Quilter
    You only use a small drops and it is placed far enough away from the edge of the binding, so you won't even know it is there when hand sewing. I over did it on a scrap to test it, and I could still easily hand sew through those areas and machine sew. It did not gunk up either needles, either.

  9. #59
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by MadeinMaine
    Amma - thank you so much. I tried this and love it! You are an angel! Thanks for making my binding so much easier to do.
    Aww :oops: thank you :D:D:D

  10. #60
    Super Member Barb_MO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    2,492
    If anyone is doing the Fun & Done quilt, Elmers is a God send, espcially on turning over and stitching the back pieces to the front.

  11. #61
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    WooHoo!!! I was hoping it would work :D:D:D
    I am going to give this a try this year :D:D:D

  12. #62
    Member whosies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    7
    oh my gosh! are you serious?! i have never thought of this! i must give it a try---first i need to get a binding on. I am sure i can find at least one to do. :)

  13. #63
    Old man- New quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kirkland, Washington
    Posts
    163
    [quote=sarahelloyd]Hi again, PVA glue is a gloopy white glue.

    Have you tried mixing this PVA glue, that you have, with some water to thin it down somewhat?

  14. #64
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    let us know what you think of this method, ok? :D:D:D

  15. #65
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    475
    amma, I've been using baste glue forever that I got at the quilt shop but running out one day I used Elmer' school glue and the tip off the baste glue and it works fine. Sure saves all the pinning.

  16. #66
    lucyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Georgetown, DE.
    Posts
    158
    Why didn't I think of that. What a great way to do binding.

  17. #67
    lucyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Georgetown, DE.
    Posts
    158
    Thankyou sandpat. I have never thought og using a decorative stitch on a binding. I'll have to try that

  18. #68
    Junior Member Jeri6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ephrata, WA
    Posts
    139
    Emma, Thank You for the demo. It was great and I learned alot. I am off to get a new tip and ready to try using this method.

  19. #69
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,837
    Blog Entries
    1
    Excellent photo tutorial!

  20. #70
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    You are all welcome :D:D:D I am glad that it has been helpful :D:D:D

    Here is the package of tips that fit Elmer's bottles that I found in my local Walmart. They can also be found at JoAnn's, Michaels, and other craft shops. They are sold with the little bottles of acrylic craft paints.

    There are 2 of the plastic tips that screw onto the bottle and 3 different sized metal ones
    Name:  Attachment-58801.jpe
Views: 104
Size:  46.8 KB

  21. #71
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,837
    Blog Entries
    1
    the ywere $3.99 at Joanns. I used a coupon that was going to expire..

  22. #72
    jimrdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    chesterfield, Indiana
    Posts
    15
    Thanks so much for the great tip and the wonderful tutorial on using glue instead of pinning! I just love all the little hints and tips I am getting from all you!!!!

  23. #73
    Super Member cjaye44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    AL
    Posts
    1,541
    Blog Entries
    16
    Thanks so much. I am more of a visual person and this was perfect. I need more pot holders and mats so will practice on them.

  24. #74
    Super Member mimisharon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    6,014
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    ok. YOU are my hero!

    i glue baste, too, when doing narrow bindings. but no matter how hard i try i simply cannot get the sharp, crisp, perfectly angled mitres you make.

    i bow in awe and wonder. :shock: :P :P :P
    Me too, wow, going to look for those tips for my glue bottles!

    Hugs and thanks to you!

  25. #75
    Rose Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lemoore, Ca
    Posts
    197
    Thanks for sharing, I will certainly try that, it looks so easy.

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.