Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Using Glue To Hold That Fabric Piece In Place

I keep my glue close by when I'm dealing with the need to hold a fabric piece in place.
It just makes some things easier for me and I definitely love easy!

The glue was a must when I was sewing my Sunburst Dresden. There were 24 points 
and no matter how hard I tried, they wiggled out of place when I was sewing them.
Out came my glue...loved it!

I glued all those points in place and let them dry before I started sewing them together.
Washable Elmer's Glue works, too. I tried it on my Purple Dresden to make sure. Yep! It works!
It doesn't need much...just a dab or two.



They went together so fast and with no worries about those points slipping.


I use Tombow or Elmer's School Glue when I'm having trouble making some seams meet, too.
Nesting seams usually works, but not always...or maybe its just me not being able to always do it.
Dab a tiny bit of glue, nest the seams together, and let it dry or touch it with an iron.



It stays there while I sew and gives me a perfect match on those seams. 


I'm off to play with Monkey Boys and just enjoy my day.
I hope your day blooms with warmth and sunshine!


15 comments:

  1. Glue is my best friend in the sewing room, too!! Forget the pins! I hadn't thought about using it to help match up the seams. I will remember that tip!

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  2. Yeah. I like glue too. Hey! how about super glue? Then we can just skip the whole sewing thing too hahaha just kidding.
    I have a small bottle of school glue available when some of those matching seams are being obstinate and unruly.
    Have a fun day with your monkeys Carol.
    I am always running my legs off over here.

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  3. Hum...I would have been reluctant to try it before this post - thanks!!

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  4. I am learning a bit more about using glue. Maybe I need to consider using it more often. Enjoy the MBs

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  5. Great tip on using glue to hold those seams in place before sewing…so much better, and less painful, than using pins!!! Have fun with the boys, Carol :)
    ~Terry~ cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I like glue too. I just need to remember to use it sooner when fiddling with things that don't want to play nice. Have fun with the boys. When my grandson wakes up, we're headed out to blow bubbles. :)

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  7. Thanks for the tip! I am always looking for ways to increase my accuracy on points!
    Susie

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  8. I bought tips that fit on elders glue bottle which works really nice. I have never seen that glue before. I like the glue if I am doing applique on flannel.

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  9. I bought tips that fit on elders glue bottle which works really nice. I have never seen that glue before. I like the glue if I am doing applique on flannel.

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  10. glue is a quilter's best kept secret. hard to piece without it! Nice block too Carol.

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  11. I'm a Tombow believer too! Your seams do look great. Nice job.

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  12. So THAT"S how you make things perfect !

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  13. Glue? Well I guess I know what may be using one day.
    Thanks for sharing

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