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  • tdimitrov77
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    I use a glue stick to piece together backing that has a design on it...so that the design matches perfectly...works great!

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  • SandyWhite
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    No I've never done that. Tried it on appliqué once but got so hard couldn't get my needle through it.

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  • Slokarma
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    Originally posted by Kateskloset View Post
    I read on some quilter's blog or somewhere that you can use Elmer's glue stick (washable, of course) as a basting agent. I have been working on a patriotic table topper today, and I just sandwiched it using a glue stick. I will either FMQ it tonight or in the morning. I will let you know the verdict. Have any of you ever used that?
    Thanks, I hadn't thought of that, but I'll be interested in hearing how it worked for you.

    I do use a glue stick for binding. I do a blanket stitch on my binding so I need it to lay almost on the stitch line, but almost not on the line . I rub the glue on and then fold the binding over and hit it with the iron. It stays! I find it easier than trying to hold it on the line while I'm sewing it down.

    I use the glue stick that goes on purple so I know where the glue is. The purple disappears pretty quick and everything is gone when it comes out of the wash. I just hadn't thought about using it to baste! Thanks!

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  • collector49
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    I've used The regular Elmer's washable glue for basting lap quilts. It works great. Just be sure to wash it after you're finished binding it. The only suggestion I have, is not to use the glue too near where you will be hand stitching the binding. It's difficult to get a needle through the glue.

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  • Kateskloset
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    I always use spray basting...love it, but my can is low and I wanted to do this quick project. So far, so good.

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  • bubba
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    I have used the glue sticks for paper piecing. I have also used Roxanne's for the same. I either pin or spray for sandwiching.

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  • toggpine
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    I've used glue sticks to make 6-minute circles. The fabric will pull a bit, but not too bad. I applied it directly to fabric since I needed to two pieces of fabric to stick together. It washed out just fine.
    I'd probably apply it to the batting if it doesn't tear it up too much.

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  • lynnl55
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    [QUOTE=starlover;458566]No, but I've used the liquid washable Elmer's for binding.

    Me too. Plain Elmer's school glue. But only on binding also...works really well on QAYG projects

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  • Kateskloset
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    I put all basting agents...spray, or glue on the batting...not my fabric.

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  • starlover
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    No, but I've used the liquid washable Elmer's for binding. Sharon Schamber Network - Binding the Angel - YouTube

    I'd be afraid the glue stick would stretch the fabric, but that may be taking the stretching fear a bit to far, lol.

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  • Kateskloset
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    Basting with Elmers glue stick

    I read on some quilter's blog or somewhere that you can use Elmer's glue stick (washable, of course) as a basting agent. I have been working on a patriotic table topper today, and I just sandwiched it using a glue stick. I will either FMQ it tonight or in the morning. I will let you know the verdict. Have any of you ever used that?
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