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Thread: How to use Elmer's Washable School Glue (because y'all asked)

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    I'm definitely going to try this for my next sandwich. I've used glue instead of pins when making binding - a la - Sharon Schamber and I used it on my last quilt to glue the binding down before stitching (I machine stitch my bindings) and it was the first time my bindings looked the same size on both sides. Yay! So the sandwich is definitely the next step.
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    I don't have any tips just a question. Can you dilute the Elmers glue with water or something else and spray it
    on the layers? Did anybody do an experiment with this? I would not mind to have suggestions and try it out.
    Ty for your response. This board is marvelous for new tips and tricks of the trade.

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    I too read about Elmer on this awesome board and when I tried it I fell in love with Elmer, that is washable glue... I have hardly used pins since starting to use Elmer. I now have awesome bindings and matching seams. Yes, this is one of those times that less is better. If you haven't yet tried this method, do it...you won't go back!
    Linda

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    First of all, thank you for your tute, it was very informative and clear. I saved it for later today to use on my binding. Second, when I go to glue my batting: I just bought some Quilter's 80/20 from Joann's. Will the glue work for this type of batting ? I have read other posts about gluing methods and thought that there were some posts about the type of batting to use. I really want to use the glue if it works. Anyone out there use 80/20 with glue ?

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    I tried this on binding and love i.. Someone one here had a metal one. Went looking for one. Someone said hobby lobby in the paint area. Was not there. Tried the glue area not there. I did find in the art dept. Small plastic bottles with very small tips. $2.99 plus my coupon. If I do not like it I am not out a lot of money. Would really like the metal one because it screws right on the bottle. Any ideas where and how much? Thanks!
    Indiana Diana

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    Ive been using the glue for awhile on bindiings but nowhere else (YET). I am going to try the glue on piecing it sounds like a winner....now for the sandwich basting....what if....we put glue in a spray bottle with some water, shook it up and spritz then ironed?...might be worth a try? I do love using the K2000 to spray baste but boy its getting too pricy and Joanns quit carrying it so no coupons! I tried the Dritz and it seems ok, found that at wallmart but its still 12.00 a can.
    I also have this bottle of craft starch, supposed to be used for stiffening fabric for other type crafts...maybe I'll play with that a bit.

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    What great timing! I am on my way to the sewing room to put binding on a baby quilt for my new GD. I'll grab the glue on my way and avoid getting pricked. Thank you!
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    Sharon Schamber has new tips for the Elmer's bottles that work great and to me, they are worth the $$. Before I ordered hers, I wasted more money on gas just trying to find them around town and I wasted money trying other types of tips which didn't work.


    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Lea View Post
    I tried this on binding and love i.. Someone one here had a metal one. Went looking for one. Someone said hobby lobby in the paint area. Was not there. Tried the glue area not there. I did find in the art dept. Small plastic bottles with very small tips. $2.99 plus my coupon. If I do not like it I am not out a lot of money. Would really like the metal one because it screws right on the bottle. Any ideas where and how much? Thanks!
    Have a blessed day.

    Linda

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    Angela this is a great idea! I think that I will try it on scraps. Not only would it be simpler than basting or pinning, but it would also not require as much glue (not that it is expensive). You definitely should apply heat to anything that you use school glue on in order for it to hold. I have never had it to stick without applying heat. Just passing on what I learned from the glue expert Sharon Schamber.


    Quote Originally Posted by angelanicole View Post
    I don't have any tips just a question. Can you dilute the Elmers glue with water or something else and spray it
    on the layers? Did anybody do an experiment with this? I would not mind to have suggestions and try it out.
    Ty for your response. This board is marvelous for new tips and tricks of the trade.
    Have a blessed day.

    Linda

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    I've glued 2 lap size quilt sandwiches last week and the one thing I did differently was put little random glue 'dots' on the (batting) about every 4-5 inches instead of 'lines' or 'swirls' of glue. You really don't need a lot of glue to be effective. I'm still looking for half a needle that broke off while I was FMQ when I think I hit a fairly large spot of glue. Remember it dries and gets harder!

    What works well for me:
    1) lay the batting down on the floor (I don't tape or anything).
    2) lay the backing on top of the batting and fold half the backing back on itself.
    3) working from the middle, I put small dots of glue on the BATTING over an 18 inch wide section, smooth the backing on that section and iron that section.
    4) I then do the next 1/4 section working towards the edge. (repeat until the whole thing is glued down. Make sure everything is flat. (BONUS: I didn't even have to iron my backing ahead of time because I didn't need to tape it taut to the floor!)
    5) Flip the whole thing over so the backing is now on the floor with the batting right side up.
    6) lay the top on top of the batting and repeat. It's just so slick!
    Sandra B

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    sounds great and easy... i use the 505 spray for the backing and find it very helpful it is a glue but it is movable until you get it straight i love it. thanks so much for all your help i will be trying the washable school glue pins are such a mess... lol...

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    Thank You!
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    I have used it to paper piece, and for all the other things, but haven't tried to sandwich with it. Today is going to be the first try on that. It sure simplifies matching seams, and holding that binding without sticky pins or bulky binder clips. Great tips we get on the board

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    I'm doing an English paper piece top. I've pressed all my blocks onto the template, removed the template and glued the edges down. Working really well. I have a stack of hexagons ready to sew.

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    I used it on a lap quilt using scraps left from a T shirt quilt someone else made. It sure was helpful as I didn't use any fusible to stabilize it. Washed it and it is nice and soft now. BTW I alternated using washable glue stick and washable Elmer's. Couldn't see a difference other than stick was easier to apply. I have used it where easing was necessary and WOW, that really works good then. Just line up corners, glue them and then ease in between and press

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelanicole View Post
    I don't have any tips just a question. Can you dilute the Elmers glue with water or something else and spray it
    on the layers? Did anybody do an experiment with this? I would not mind to have suggestions and try it out.
    Ty for your response. This board is marvelous for new tips and tricks of the trade.
    I prefer to dilute the glue and use a paint brush. When you spray you can't really tell
    which part you missed and if you overspray then it becomes too wet plus you have
    to dilute the glue a lot more to go through a spray without clogging.
    Another reason I like to dilute the glue is to avoid those hard spots where the needle
    can break. A little goes a long way with Elmer's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinglady-1 View Post
    Sharon Schamber has new tips for the Elmer's bottles that work great and to me, they are worth the $$. Before I ordered hers, I wasted more money on gas just trying to find them around town and I wasted money trying other types of tips which didn't work.
    Could you give us a link, please?

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    Thank you for the tut. Going to do this on my next quilt. Thanks

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    Has anyone tried to dilute the glue enough to spray it on when sandwiching a quilt?

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    Perfect Tutorial MaryAnn. Next time I do a quilt I am going to try the board method by Sharon S. and use the Elmers glue method as I go. See how that works.

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    thanks. I just Elmer Glued the binding on a twin size quilt (my first attempt at this). What an easy way to go. No pins, and my needle had no problems pushing through the binding fold. Elmer's glue is a keeper in my book.
    Bobbie Sullivan

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    Thank you for sharing... I use the Roxanne glue tip/bottle NOT THE GLUE. I use Elmer's in the Roxanne bottle.
    Reason, the Roxanne glue is the same as Elmer's. I found this out from the company that makes the glue. They were going to build a plant in a city I work for, until they found that the city water had too much salt in it. I asked the company owner about the water/dairy based glues on the market and he told me about Roxanne's glue. (BTW R. glue is not owned by Roxanne anymore) I do love their tips.....very fine line. Back to school is a great time to purchase your Elmer's glue...lots of sales.

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    I am hooked on this way of basting my quilts. I buy Elmer's washable school glue by the gallon now.
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    This is one of those depends questions.
    If I had an 8 oz washable Elmer's school glue container would that be way too much for say a queen quilt or would I need two?
    Trying to see how much is too much!
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    In case any one is interested found this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Elmers-Washabl.../dp/B0006HUJJO
    Gallon $16.49 + $1.25 shipping
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