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

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    Mary I used the glue a great deal with children in school.. I used to thin it down to make it go further but also easier to smooth out. Can you do the same when sandwiching a quilt.?
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    For those who use paint brushes, what kind and size do you use? Can't wait to try this as pinning has kept me from quilting many quilts.

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    This is my first time on the board and I'm glad I chose today. The elmers glue is going to a great tool in sandwiching the quilt. My question is can it also be used on edges of blocks to prevent raveling when piecing squares?
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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.
    That is the same question I wanted to ask! I hang my quilts on my design wall and spray baste. Spraying the glue on would be so much easier on my floor, furniture sewing room in general not to mention my lungs! I'm buying glue and a spray bottle and gonna give it a try today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley View Post
    That is the same question I wanted to ask! I hang my quilts on my design wall and spray baste. Spraying the glue on would be so much easier on my floor, furniture sewing room in general not to mention my lungs! I'm buying glue and a spray bottle and gonna give it a try today!
    It is a starch so I think the question is how much it can be diluted and still stick and hold securely. I think one of the ratios posted earlier was 3 parts glue to one of water?
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    I use a lot of strips so I believe this might be easier than fumbling with a ton of pins.

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    Would this work for applique rather than using "wonder under" like adhesives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy2757 View Post
    Would this work for applique rather than using "wonder under" like adhesives?
    I use it with die cut shapes and very large pieces cut out with freezer paper. I still prefer the wonder under for small and intricate pieces as it helps prevent fraying while stitching.
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    I have used the glue method twice and it is the most wonderful thing . Make sure you use 'washable' school glue and you glue the top and bottom to the batting. Use a damp paint brush to spread it around and iron it and you have the quickest and best way to baste a quilt. Guaranteed!! I will use my pins for something else, they don't even reside in my sewing room anymore.
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    I'm a convert! Used glue yesterday while piecing. So much more reliable than pinning.
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    I tried this and it works beautifully! My 10 y/o was wanting to sew more, and it was quicker (and a lot more accurate) than pinning. I can glue and press, and she just keeps on sewing.. GREAT IDEA! Thanks for sharing )

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    I am going to try this basting my next quilt!
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    I've finished 4 quilts in two weeks using the elmer's washable glue. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this tutorial! I just started quilting one year ago today and have several tops but afraid of the sandwiching and binding, this has taken my fears away. I am no longer just a topper, I AM now a quilter!!

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