liquid stitch

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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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. 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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Sandy
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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Laurie G. in CA
On Jun 6, 3:28 pm, "Karen, Queen of Squishies" wrote:
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
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julia.accola
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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Karen, Queen of Squishies
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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Karen, Queen of Squishies
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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