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Has anybody ever tried or thought of using Liquid Stitch on a binding for a
wall hanging or smaller type quilt?

Karen, Queen of Squishies



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Why, Karen, did you like using that stuff?  VBG  I haven't used it on
bindings, but I would suggest finding some kind of dispenser that would make
a tiny thin line of it and then pin it carefully until the glue is dry.  It
sometimes gets a 'dent' in the fabric when there's several layers and the
pin makes it tight together and the glue seeps into the fabric and
penetrates several layers- VERY difficult to describe, but I would pin it by
using a foam board underneath and just running the pin straight down rather
than down and up again as you normally pin the layers together?????  I
*think* Sharon Schamber uses Elmer's glue on bindings to hold the binding in
place before sewing, but she uses her iron to set the glue so no pinning in
needed.

Sheesh!  That certainly qualified as a MUD answer!   LOL

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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That's exactly what she does, Leslie. She uses water-soluble Elmer's
school glue with a *very* thin tip to apply it (tips for tole painting).
Then heat set it with the iron, and no pins are at all necessary. Since
I always wash my quilts, this works really well for me. If you're not
going to wash the quilt, it wouldn't be the best choice. <G> I love it,
though, because there are no pins or clips to get in the way or stab me,
and there aren't any "saggy" bits, either. LOL.

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It did indeed.  LOL!
So what is your opinion about heat setting this stuff?  And yes, Sharon
Schamber is the one who got me started thinking along these lines.  : )

Karen, Queen of Squishies



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Re: liquid stitch
I've used Roxanne's Glue Baste to do the gluing on bindings. I was in a
hurry on a baby quilt and used it to hold the binding while I machine sewed
it on. Slick!

Laurie G. in CA

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I used the Elmer's School Glue for basting yards of double fold bias
tape on a car organizer for my daughter before Christmas. I heat set
it. It worked quite well. I don't usually pin bindings when I stitch
it to the back, though I have started using Wonder Tape at the
corners. Wonder Tape is a water-soluble, double stick tape. It would
probably be a bit expensive to use for an entire quilt, but it works
well to use just a few inches at each corner.

Julia in MN

Re: liquid stitch
Good answers, everyone, thanks!  My main question is about using the Liquid
Stitch and then not even sewing the binding.  Mine reads that it is
permanent.  Think that would work?  Sounds to good to be true.

Karen, Queen of Squishies


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Re: liquid stitch
Karen, the Liquid Stitch is indeed permanent- I doubt you could sew thru it
if you wanted to do it.  It is rather rubbery when it dries- I do NOT think
ironing it would be a good idea... but make a small sandwiched sample and
try it.  See how the pinning goes and if it dries with 'dents' where the
pins were, if it oozes out of the binding, if ironing it is safe or
effective and how it washes.  I think it's an amazing idea and wish I'd
thought of it first!  Do let us know what you find out and if it's a
feasible thing for permanent bindings.  I sure hope so....

Leslie & The FOUR Furbabies in MO.-  Yes, yesterday we added a Teddy to The
HairyButt Gang- photos coming as soon as I can get my act together- after
spending 10 hrs. fetching him home

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