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Thread: Glue Basting With Elmer's School Glue

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    Senior Member cabinfever's Avatar
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    Thanks Amma! I can't wait to try this. I think our girl scouts will have to give this a whirl on some hot pads, for a quick sewing lesson. I will try it on my next binding too. Sounds very helpful.

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    Sweet...i should try that after all the poking incidents i had this week (HINT: never quilt when nervous and tired).

    And btw does applique work the same way? just because i have one already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    Sweet...i should try that after all the poking incidents i had this week (HINT: never quilt when nervous and tired).

    And btw does applique work the same way? just because i have one already
    I've use a scholl glue stick. Just enough to hold it down when I'm sewing. Washes right out and no heaviness from fusible. Sometimes I use fusibke web, too though. Depends on my mood.

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    Janetlmt sent me a pack of the glue sticks...the purple that are for fabric or paper. I hope to never go back to using those pins ever again. I picked up a 4 pack at the Dollar Store today for $2. I love using glue instead of the pins. To me it lines up better and it doesn't bulk up like it does with the pins sometimes.

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    IMHO this is the best way for me to do binding

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    this is a good idea,I have heard of people using it ..but I haven't. But the way it looks I may have to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup
    Thanks so much for sharing. Good photos and directions!
    Ditto! :thumbup:

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    Has anyone had an opinion on using the "washable Elmers GEL glue" (pale blue/translucent)? Just asking since I found an unused bottle in our cupboard. Thanks for any input.

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    I wonder if the blue color gel will stain?
    I would probably test it first :D:D:D

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    I recently made a "10 Min Block" quilt and someone suggested glue basting the sides of the curved diamonds down prior to top stitching them down.

    I used clear Elmer's glue (washable) and the point of a wooden skewer to put *dots* of glue in the necessary areas. Pressed with a dry iron to set/dry and those curves were crisp as crisp can BE! They were a DREAM to top stitch! I know had I tried to pin the curves down they would have been wavy or slightly distorted, but it was the cleanest looking top stitching I've EVER DONE!

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    What a great idea!

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    This is wonderful, thank you so much, great tut.

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    Thanks for the tute--I'm tired if poking myself with the binding and can't wait to try the Elmers glue. First I have to find the tips S I ALREADY HAVE THE GLUE.
    Kathy Osterby

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