Welcome to the Quilting Secrets Blog Hop! I had no problem deciding what my favorite secret is when Mrs. Pickles asked. It's glue.... glue sticks, school glue, and fabric glue.
I use glue sticks.....
1) ...when turning raw edges under to prepare pieces for applique. See the tutorial here.
2....when turning under hems before sewing. See tutorial here. You can find a tutorial here.
|These table napkins have the hems turned under twice using a glue stick. The hems are pressed and they are ready to sew.|
4.... to baste the quilt sandwich in place. This is easiest for small quilts and wall hangings. It also comes in handy if you run out of spray basting before you get to the end of the quilt!
5. ... to keep batting in place on the back when doing trapunto or any item you want padded.
|A piece of batting larger than the area that was to be quilted was glued to the back. After quilting, the batting was trimmed right up to the edge of the quilting.|
6.... to hold fabric in place for reverse applique.
7. ...to hold trim in place to keep it from creeping out of place when you sew. (In the case of the picture below, the trim needed to drop down just above the 1/4" seam line so that the very narrow lace would show and the glue stick held it in place beautifully!)
8. ...to hold the beginning and ending of a section in place while you sew.
9. ...hold a button in place so that it can be hand or machine sewn.
10. ...hold patches (such as those for scouting or military) in place so that you can sew them more easily.
11....hold hook and loop tape (such as Velcro brand) in place before sewing. Hook and loop tape that comes with an adhesive back will gum up your sewing machine needle very badly!
12....to hold the curled edge of a knit down smoothly for hemming.
13. ... to hold a zipper in place for easy sewing. No pins to sew over or remove. Just use glue in place of pins.
14. ... to match up stripes or plaids before sewing. (Use glue stick to hold the seam together in place.)
15. ...to hold tags and labels in place before sewing.
|Rick-rack and both hearts were all glued together and glued in place before sewing the label on.|
17....to turn the raw edges in on handles you are making for tote bags.
I use school glue.....
18. ...to make perfect binding! There is a wonderful youTube tutorial by Sharon Schamber for making perfect binding for show quality quilts. Her secret tool? Elmer's School Glue and an iron! See it here.
19. ...when I need a resist to make a design when dying fabric. You can see a tutorial here.
I use fabric glue....
20. ...to permanently attach beads, silk flowers, or other trim to projects. (Tooth fairy pillow tutorial found here.)
Glue sticks are basically the same whether you pay $5 or 50cents. The more expensive glue sticks are a wonderful slim size that makes them easier to apply and less messy. It might be worth the extra cost to you! Since I wash my projects when finished, I don't worry about "acid free". The glue washes out of the fabric, except in the case of fabric glue.
Thank you, Mrs. Pickles, for putting together this Blog Hop. What a great idea! Sharing our secrets!!!
Now for a giveaway! (Giveway is now closed.)
Today’s lovely prize was donated by Chelsey Kilzer from The Fat Quarter Shop. One very lucky commenter will win one $25 gift certificate to be used online at The Fat Quarter Shop! The winner will be announced tomorrow!(You must comment for a chance to win.)
The Fat Quarter Shop was started by Kimberly Jolly in 2003.An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position; cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop's reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband, Kevin, joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff!
They say, "As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!"
Tomorrow you will be visiting Barbara.
Christine @ Quilt Monter in my Closet December 31st
Linda @ Buzzing and Bumbling January 1st - you are here!
Barbara @ Cat Patches January 2nd
Melissa @ Bitter Sweet Designs January 3rd
Melissa @ Bitter Sweet Designs January 3rd
Sharon @ Vrooman's Quilts January 4th
Sue @ Quilt Times January 5th
Hayley @ Mrs Pickles Garden January 6thUntil then....
I always think I've learned all I need to learn....not so after reading about the wonderful Glue Stick! This is a quilting secret I will hold onto for the rest of my sewing days!ReplyDelete
..and thank you to The Fat Quarter Shop for donating a $25 gift certificate!
I've used glue with some of my sewing projects, but you opened up a whole new world for me. Love it! Thanks for sharing. :O)ReplyDelete
I too use glue sticks and glue, but you had some new uses I never thought of. Very interesting post Thank youReplyDelete
Firstly; Happy New Year Linda! I hope 2013 will be a wonderful year for all of us.ReplyDelete
Regarding glue: thanks for all your valuable tricks. I've also stared using glue while sewing but mostly for English Paper Piecing. I will definitely try some of your ideas. I do use those slim glue sticks and since I live in a hot and humid climate, I always put the stick in the fridge before I use it, in order for me to apply it more sparingly (and it's more economical as well). xx
Thanks for the tips about using glue! I have used glue sticks, but not school glue. GreatReplyDelete
giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Happy New Year and thanks for the useful info!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love my arsenal of glue products. Great tips and uses you have shared - and Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
What great uses... I love glue sticks too, but my daughters keep steeling them!!!ReplyDelete
Great tips and a fabulous give away. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great tips! I always wondered about the more expensive glues versus the regular washable ones. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I just got some glue sticks recently and keep trying to remember to use them. I was doing some paper piecing and used the glue to hold the first piece to the paper - so much nicer to sew than with a pin in the paper. Thanks for all the other tips!!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous idea! If only I could keep the kids away from the glue sticks. They disappear as quickly as tape and scissors in my house ... thanks for the great ideas. I'm definitely going to try many of these :)ReplyDelete
Since I'm relatively new to quilting, I really appreciate all the trusted-true tips I get from blogs and while I would have hesitated before, I'm sure I'm going to go through a ton-o-glue sticks in my quilting career. Thanks for giving me the confidence to glue without guilt!ReplyDelete
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I LOVE using glues in my sewing and learned some new places to use it too! This was an utterly fantabulous list of tips, Linda! Thank you so much and a very happy 2013 to you...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tips and giveaway! Glue sticks are great for zippers too.ReplyDelete
I am a glue lover! I have actually glue basted a bigger than king size quilt!!ReplyDelete
Great ideas! I had no clue. Thanks for those great tips!ReplyDelete
Wow, you learn something new every day. There certainly was some amazing tips there. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for all the tips about glue! I knew some of them but not all. xReplyDelete
I never thought to use glue sticks in all those ways. I will be testing it out on my blog hop project. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Happy new year what a great way to start 2013 with some great tips. Thank you for taking part!!ReplyDelete
I've used specialty 'appliqué glue', but never glue sticks before ... I wouldn't have even thought about it until I read your post on it! Although I still haven't used it in my own sewing projects, I do keep it in mind just in case! ... Might have to try Oops-lah's tip of putting it in the fridge before using it - that glue always seems to go everywhere here in humid ****! Lol! Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyDelete
What a cleaver tip! I love how many examples you gave us. (and great pictures too!) Very inspiring, indeed.ReplyDelete
I watched the videos (from the link you provided) where the woman was using Elmer's School Glue for her binding. Brilliant!ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the tips for using glue for sewing projects. It sure opened my eyes up to new ways of doing things.
I just discovered Sharon Schamber's binding method this month. However as I live in the UK I need to find an alternative to Elmers. I'm thinking any PVA glue?ReplyDelete
Hi Linda, I would never have thought of using glue for all those things. The only time it is used here is for school projects. I'd better get myself a glue stick to keep handy in the sewing room.ReplyDelete
Thanks for having examples for me to refer to. I haven't had much luck with glue sticks and thought I was doing something wrong. Your examples have shown me a different way of using the glue so now I can give it another try. This was VERY helpful, thank you so much! Happy New Year!!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to trying the school glue with my next binding! What great secrets you have shared... Hugs and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!ReplyDelete
I had no idea that you could use a glue stick like this! I've only ever used spray baste to keep fabrics in place, so thank you for opening my eyes to this!ReplyDelete
I haven't thought of using glue in a lot of those ways before, so thank you. We would be so less informed if it wasn't for bloggers like you generously sharing all this info. CHEERS!ReplyDelete
What great ideas for using glue-I have only used it for English paper piercing projectsReplyDelete
I haven't thought of using glue in a lot of those ways before, so thank you. We would be so less informed if it wasn't for bloggers like you generously sharing all this info. CHEERS!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I am so going to start using glue stick! I have a few lying around the house idle, new year resolution, make my life easier by using glue sticks! Thanks also for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
great tips Linda and thankyou for sharing your information.xxReplyDelete
I love this tip, I am all about sticking together lolReplyDelete
Great ideas! I have never tried using glue but you can bet I will try it now. Some of your ideas will help with some of my problem areas! Thank you so much for the terrific post.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tips! I'd never considered glue of any kind before. I'm excited to try it out.ReplyDelete
Wonderful tips! I use quite a bit of glue for my projects and learned something new from you too.ReplyDelete
Yesterday I added sandpaper to my quilting supplies. Today glue sticks are top of my shopping list. Thank you for the wonderful tip - and tutorials! I'm loving this blog hop. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Yay - I use glue stick too but never admitted it in case it was a taboo thing to use on fabric but I am glad to see it is used in all these ways!! Great images and lots of uses for glues in our porjects - thanks!!ReplyDelete
Wow, you learn something new every day. I never use glue because I don't like to get glue on my fingers! But I will use it one day. And Happy New Year to you!ReplyDelete
Wow -- what great tips you've shared for using glue sticks and glue in general!! And thank you for sharing the tutorial links, too -- I'm especially interested in the one on dying fabric and the glue providing the 'resist'. COOL! And Linda, it's *so* nice to read that glue sticks are glue sticks! Quilting tips are great ... but quilting tips that save you money are EPIC!! Happy New Year!!! :)ReplyDelete
I am most definitely going to have to review your hint on the glue stick when I start my first applique project. Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Wonderful glue tips! I surely don't use it as much as I should. Happy New Year to you and thank you for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I've used the glue and it works wonderfully! Thanks for the tips!ReplyDelete
Great tips!!!! I will have to try the school glue, used the glue sticks but that has been it. Thanks :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the wonderful glue information -- many more uses than I had ever known. You have given me much inspiration for projects to try in the new year. And thank you, Oops-Lah, for the refrigerator tip. It will certainly come in handy later this year when the warm weather kicks in. soparkaveataoldotcomReplyDelete
Wow, that's a lot of glue using. Amazing how much you cans use it quilting. Thank you for all the great tips.ReplyDelete
I recently saw Sharon's glue on binding video. May give some of your ideas a try. Thnx for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you for a great post. I learned a lot! Your secrets save a lot of time and my projects will move along faster. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
I haven't used glue for any of my sewing projects yet; I'll have to try it out! Thanks for the tip.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing so many different ways glue can be used to solve sewing problems. Great secrets.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! Thanks for the tips on using glue. I used glue sticks for appliqué too.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the tips about glue sticks. I have never used them because I thought I should always use a special glue stick for fabrics, like the sew line one. This will be much cheaper now!ReplyDelete
I keep a basket filled with different glues on my sewing cabinet Linda. I hadn't thought of some of the things you mentioned though so I learned some new uses. I love Sharon Schamber's method of binding and just rewatched her video last week - learned a new thing there too. :) Thanks for all the good information. blessings, marleneReplyDelete
I have always been hesitant about using glue...I suppose it stems from unhappy glue 'adventures' in the art classroom when glue would set in my clothes when I taught art. This posting has shed a new light...I have tons of glue and other adhesives in my art studio...I think today is a great day to experiment! Thanks for the encouragement!ReplyDelete
a great idea. I will try it for some applique!ReplyDelete
I've used a glue stick before on quilt labels, but thought is was a "QUILTING NO-NO" and for fear of gumming up my machine. Thanks for the tutorial, I'll try to step outside my "QUILTING BOX" more often.ReplyDelete
Great suggestions Linda.....cant wait to try a few of them!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your 'secret'... I am going to try some of your ideas with my quilting projects!!ReplyDelete
Wow, I have never seen glue used in so many ways for sewing before. I'm convinced of it's use and will certainly try your techniques. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I've used glue as per Sharon's youtube video for binding... but you've given me so many more ideas for using it... thank you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda! I have to say I've never used glue in any of the ways you've listed but I'll be trying some now!! Does the glue affect the needle of the sewing machine??ReplyDelete
I watched the video by Sharon Schamber the other day and tried it on a small project I was doing. Only problem was I couldn't get just a SMALL amount of glue from the bottle. Didn't have one of the tips. The binding went on really easy and also looked nice! Will be trying some of your tips for sure. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I'm going to be raiding my scrapbooking stash for a glue stick now! My mouth hung open while reading this .... all I can think is what AMAZING ideas!! Thank you so much for sharing!! :)ReplyDelete
Well I am certainly going to be using glue sticks now. Never thought of so many of your ideas. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I love your great secret tips-Thanks for sharing it.Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Most of the time I try to get out of sticky situations but you have given me plenty of ideas to get into some. Thank you for the wonderful tips and the the great give away.ReplyDelete
Hi!!! Thanks for sharing your secrets!!! Thanks for the fun!!!ReplyDelete
I have not tried glue before, but it sure looks like a promising option.ReplyDelete
Some really great tips there!ReplyDelete
This tip couldn't have come at a better time. I'm just starting a Rose of Sharon applique quilt and this tip will really help me in keep the pieces in place. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I love glue, especially glue sticks. I buy glue sticks and the white and gel glues too, lots of them before the school year begins because they are on sale cheap then. Great glue tips, thanks for sharing Linda.ReplyDelete
WOW thanks for all the great tips on using glue! I have used the "special" sewing glue sticks but this will be much less expensive. Thank you!!! Now I need to find some of those fine points that Sharon had on her glue bottle. I love blog hops!ReplyDelete
I love glue sticks and use liquid glue for lots of things in my quilting. Thanks for all of the ideas. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the great ideas. I have all those glue products, but never thought to use them when sewing and quilting.ReplyDelete
I also like to use glue to stick my fabric pieces together. You came up with so many more ideas than I've had so I'll continute to drain my glue bottles dry. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I use school glue too, not a surprise from a teacher, I guess. I remember marking your glue resist dye project; that one is beautiful! I even used fabric glue on my dd's wedding gown :-}ReplyDelete
Thank you for all your ideas, dear Linda, you are inspiring ~
wow, that's alot of stuff to use glue for. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I love all the ways you showed to use a glue stick or glue. I will have to try a few. Thank you for the blog tips.ReplyDelete
What helpful, great ideas for using glue. The Fat Quarter Shop is a "local" internet business. We are almost neighbors. So great to hear their success story.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing all your tips about using glue. And thanks for the chance to win. I do have one question though. Lots of your examples are small projects that don't look like they'd be washed. Is there a problem with leaving the glue in? Thanks.ReplyDelete
Wow - so many uses! I never thought about buttons & zippers, etc, etc. Thank you! And yes, the Fat Quarter Shop is fantastic - love that people follow their dreams and get it right!ReplyDelete
Who know you could do so much with glue sticks! Thanks for all the hidden secret tips on this.ReplyDelete
I have all three and use them so rarely! It is great to see all the uses listed like this - who knew there were so many! Thank you!ReplyDelete
You clever puss you! I would have never guessed to use glue for so many things while sewing :D Thank you for this information, Linda!ReplyDelete
I'm an appliquer so glue has been my friend for a long time. You have added some additional uses that I hadn't thought about. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I've read about people using glue before but never thought about some of the possibilities! Thanks for the tips!ReplyDelete
I didn't know you could use school glue and or glue sticks on fabric like that! Cool! Very excited about the tips you provided. I definitely will be giving them a try.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing all these terrific tips. I had never thought about using glue in so many ways when I am quilting, but I'm going to get out my glue stick and my Elmer's School Glue and keep them nearby so I will remember all the possibilities!ReplyDelete
I will definitely be using glue more often!ReplyDelete
Great tip never thought of using a glue stick.I am going to keep a couple on hand.Thanks.ReplyDelete
Oh I love your tip to use glue stick for installing zippers, no more pins getting in the way. Thanks or sharing.ReplyDelete
First of all Happy New Year Linda, I was in Texas and it was cold. I love your tips and now I will start using glue sticks with my quilting.ReplyDelete
I've used glue for appliqué but you just opened up a world of possibilities for me! Thank you for sharing your secret! ~JeanneReplyDelete
I,too, love Elmers glue sticks. They are a staple in my sewing studio!ReplyDelete
I can see that I am under-using my glue!!! Great ideas. I guess the gazillion pack at Costco would be a great idea. Thanks for all of the hints.ReplyDelete
I have always like using glue but after reading this post....I really love it!!! And will be using it more and more..thanksReplyDelete
Wow!! I had no idea that glue products are so versitile. Learned a lot. Thanks!!ReplyDelete
Very informative thank you.ReplyDelete
Totally brilliant gluey tips.ReplyDelete
Do you ever find that the regular glue stick gunks up your needle or sewing machine? That is the only reason I bought the expensive stuff, because I was worried about it getting into the workings of my sewing machine.
I've been known to use a dab of blue from time to time, but this just opened a whole new world for me! thanks for the tips.ReplyDelete
I just discovered the glue and I am loveing it....ReplyDelete
I am using it instead of steam a seam and such for laying out raw edge applique and now do not have all that extra bulk and texture under the applique to say nothing of it cost a lot less!!!!
Love the idea for laying it out on the clear sheet to check for background colors....
I have been using the silicone sheets for building up the picture but had not thought of the other trick!!!!
I've never used glue for fear it would coat the sewing machine needle and get transfered to the machine but now I can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love this post. I never would have thought to use glue in my sewing. Thanks so much for sharing and for organizing this. I am learning a lot already.ReplyDelete
LOVE YOUR BLOG>LOVE THIS POST!ReplyDelete
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This is a very impressive list of things to be done with glue. I think I will need to go and get some and give it a try. thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Wow, who knew what a lot could be done with simple glue hanging around the house! Thanks for all the tips, and tutorials!ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the uses for glue! I've been a follower of yours for a while, but I've bookmarked this post for easy referral!!! Thank you and Happy New Year!!ReplyDelete
I had no idea! I've used glue for my center strip on string blocks, but all of these other uses are awesome. Thank you. Hats off to the Fat Quarter Shop for their continued generosity.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great tips - I never realized there were so many uses for glue in sewing! And I can't wait to read all your helpful links. Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyDelete
I love the glue stick - keep a stash of them close by whenever I'm turning edges for applique - very handy!ReplyDelete
I was totally surprised how much glue can be used. Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyDelete
Love the idea of using schoolglue- am using school glue washable glue sticks right now for!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda for all the new ways you use glue when sewing. I've used it for applique...love the idea of using it for buttons and Velcro. The glue will be a welcome 'tip' when sewing American Girl doll cloths. Thanks for sharing your 'secret'....Happy New Year, PaulineReplyDelete
WHO KNEW! I thought I had it pretty much covered knowing about glue. Well I sure didn't!!! Can't wait to try some of you wonderful ideas! Thank YouReplyDelete
Thanks for the tip!! I am going out tommow to buy some glue....I didn't know there wao many ways you could use it.ReplyDelete
Love using the simple things of life to make the masterpieces of tomorrow. Judy CReplyDelete
Thanks for the great glue ideas!!!ReplyDelete
Love using school glue! Thank you for showing me other ways to use it.ReplyDelete
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Great tips! I just watched all 3 parts of binding with school glue. I am hooked. I can see how this small change will make a huge difference. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Great uses for glue! Thanks.ReplyDelete
that's a lotta gluing! You came up with many more uses than I'd ever thought! And you are SOOOO right about the sticky-back Velcro. Gums up needles BIG time, but not for long...I find they break shortly after they're gummed up!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the good glue tips!
You are the Queen of glue! I have used some of these ideas but you have expanded my knowledge! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all those wonderful ideas on using glue. Will try it on my next sewing project. Was interesting to read the back ground on The Fat Quarter Shop. Thanks to them for the great give a way. Happy 2013ReplyDelete
Never thought of using glue while sewing ... and in so many ways! I'll be checking out the tutorials you linked. Thanks for the tips.ReplyDelete
All the ways to use glue, and your generous tutorials for all those ways! You have a great blog.ReplyDelete
Virginia in TX
Thanks for the great tips!!!! I have never heard of using glue in sewing projects and I've been sewing for 40 plus, plus years!!!!!! Glue sticks here I come!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I had no idea you could use the glue sticks for sew many applications - awesome! I love learning new things every day on these blogs.ReplyDelete
I love Sharon Schamber's binding tutorial and have seen glue sticks used occasionally but I've only used it in applique. And I hate to pin! I've got to try some of your tips. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Glue is a good friend in quilting and for me a sense of humor my husband calls my sewing my anger management workshop.Thank-you for the give away chance great prize.BeckyReplyDelete
Wow! i never knew there were som many uses for the glue sticks! Thanks for letting me in on the tips!ReplyDelete
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Greta tips, thanks Linda. I've used some glue in some of the same ways but many I never thought of before. Happy New Year! JaneReplyDelete
Well, I'll be darned! I have glue sticks in my workroom for paper, but never dreamed that I could use them for so many fabric applications! Thanks so much for this tip. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
I have never used glue in quilting but I may just start! Thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing us the many tips for glue sticks, and thanks for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
So simple! So brilliant!! How come I never thought of using glue stick? Definitely going to bring a few home from school tomorrow to add to my sewing basket. Thank you in advance for making my life easier!!!ReplyDelete
Wow! I just used a glue stick for the first time this week for foundation paper piecing, I had no idea glue could come in handy in so many different ways! I could've saved myself a lot of trouble in a lot of cases if I'd known these tricks :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the great tips for using glue sticks. You have given me information I plan to try soon.ReplyDelete
Some great ideas I didn't know about!ReplyDelete
I had no idea you could use glue in so many ways while quilting! Thanks for sharing your tips and for the chance at a marvelous giveaway.ReplyDelete
I think my glue sticks need to be moved from my crafty area to my sewing area. Wow thanks for the great secret tip. I can see certain sewing chores are going to be easier now. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
I forget to use glue and it's so much simpler. Thanks for the great tipsReplyDelete
I have used glue for years, but, never dreamed there were so many more uses for it. Thanks for all the tutorials.ReplyDelete
What a great application! Thanks for the tips and thanks for the chance to WIN!!ReplyDelete
Great tips! As a beginner, I love it when those more experienced show what they've learned.ReplyDelete
I never realized how much you could use a glue stick. I'm glad I hopped over today!ReplyDelete
Thank you for tips about the glue sticks. I'd only recently learned about using glue for sewing in a zip, with saved the faff of using pins. I'll have to use mine more often.ReplyDelete
I´ve never thought of using glue sticks :) Thank you so much for the tips. I do a lot of appliqué and I´m deffinitely gonna use glue now!ReplyDelete
I saw that by sharon s. and tried it with some minky I was having a hard time with and it worked like a charm. Fun glue resist tutorial.ReplyDelete
I have seen many people using the glue or glue sticks and thought they were a good idea. But someone else told me that they leave spots on the fabric over time. Have you had any problems with that?ReplyDelete
Lots of good ideas here!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the good ideas and the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot comReplyDelete
Glue is one of my favorite tools to use! Thanks sew much for sharing your usage tips.ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your wonderful suggestions for using glue. I've disdained it until now but with your cheery endorsement I might give it a try.ReplyDelete
That is an amazing number of ideas for using glue to help with projects! Thank you so much for sharing them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the pics to go with the tips!ReplyDelete
Happy New Years Linda! I have never thought of using glue to sew on a zipper. Great idea and all your tips. Zippers and I do not go so well. Thank you for sharing your secrets with us. Judith, TexasReplyDelete
you have greatly increaseD the use of my glue stix! am gonna make a list! thanx a mil for sharing this huge tip. happy new year!ReplyDelete
happy New year and I would love to winReplyDelete
What neat projects Linda! Thanks for sharing all the ways to use glue!ReplyDelete
What a very fun post. Very neat and creative way to use glue!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the great ideas! And for opportunity to have a gift card from wonderful fat quarter shops! Have a great dayReplyDelete
I need to get some Elmer's School Glue. I use glue sticks, but that looks really useful. Thanks for the great lesson!ReplyDelete
I've never used glue on a quilt before....you've inspired me. I'll have to pick up a cheap tube and give it a shot.ReplyDelete
i am going to give a glue stick a try. I always thought it had to be fabric glue not just ordinary glue. I love the fat quarter shop. Thanks for the tips and a chance to win. JanitaReplyDelete
Great tips! I love the pictures you included in all of your hints. Nice job!ReplyDelete
Great ideas. I've started using glue sticks to hold my fabrics to my English Paper Piecing hexagons instead of thread basting. It works great and is much quicker.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tips. I love glue sticks! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
I will definitely be using glue sticks now. Thank you for the tips!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Linda! What a great 2012 you have had...I KNOW this year will be even better!!!ReplyDelete
I have used glue, but i tend to get stuck to myself, lol.ReplyDelete
I will have to look at your tutorials, I do like the idea of gluing first to get a nicer appliqué.
I have never used glue for quilt related projects. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.ReplyDelete
What fabulous ideas!! I'm going to have a look at some of your tutorials! Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Wow! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful useful hints for various types of glues...and for the chance to win a prize.ReplyDelete
blessings, denise :D
I never knew glue could be such a great quilty tool. Thanks for the tips and tricks, Linda ... :) PatReplyDelete
Thank you for many great ways to use glue... I learned a lot!ReplyDelete
Great hints! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I'm using your glue technique for the upcoming blog hop, that you are hosting, thank you so much for the "secret".ReplyDelete
I've never used glue before on my quilts, even though so many people have raved about it. I guess I need to be more adventurous and give it a try. Thanks for great examples to experiment with.ReplyDelete
I've never thought of glue for holding fabric bits in place which is very odd because I use it all the time for paper crafts! Great post and will now experiment to help make life a little easier.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the glue tips! I shall try to remember to try them this year.ReplyDelete
Thank you, I've never used any glue like that but I'm going to pick some up and give it a try. Great tips!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your great information on glue, it's uses, etc. Love all the information and tips.ReplyDelete
Thank you and FQS for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.
Thanks for all the great ideas.ReplyDelete
Wow! Thanks for sharing these great tips on glue, and the great giveaway!ReplyDelete
I'm too late for the giveaway, but these are some *great* tips! Thanks so much. I will bookmark this and may share it with others. :-)ReplyDelete
Fantastic tips! Gluing buttons down before stitching; that's my favorite!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway and thanks to the FQ Shop, too. You really DO use glue! =) I used to use rubber cement for holding down the edges of hand applique. I haven't hand appliqued in quite a while, though! Thanks for your ideas.ReplyDelete
Never knew there were that much usages for glue. Do use some of them, but will have to keep it in mind for others I saw on your list. thanks for a great tip!ReplyDelete
Wow, what a fabulous list of uses for glue---thank you bunches, Linda!ReplyDelete
so glad I read your list of glue Uses. I always have plenty of glue around, but never thought of using it when I sew. thanks for a great giveaway.ReplyDelete
Good ideas to use the glue, thanksReplyDelete