Find Part 3: How to Make Sea Glass Painted Glass Jars here. :). The alcohol helps to act as a sanitizer, adds potato starch to the formula and encourages rapid evaporation when using the glue. I was looking for where the flour mixture was combined with Elmer's. And the Mod Podge can be replaced with 1 part Elmer’s Glue and 1 part water. I pieced the back aka Back Art, as it is more of a scrappy quilt. Welcome to the quilting world :). When wet, your sea glass paint will look more opaque and darker then how it will look dry. $10.66$10.66. Use it on button thread to preserve threads longer. Reply. Thank you so much for this tutorial.I don't always mark my quilting, but when I do, I use Clover White Marking Pen, sometimes Quilt Pounce by Hancy. Works like a charm. I do not spread it around, as I am usually in a hurry to flip to the other side and end up ironing that side to hurry the process up. I love glue basting. Dissolve the powdered milk in the hot water. It never disappoints. Elmers glue, 3 drops food color, and 1.5 tsp. Hi Stitches Happy Thanksgiving Day! Required fields are marked *. Thanks for the tips! I thought the recipe would be for a watered down version of Elmer's.?? i think it is brilliant! I mastered Deb Tucker's Rapid Star Fire ruler by making four Pop Stars quilts. This is Part 2 of 3 of the July 2020 Craft in Style Subscription Box. The glue turns to dots after I squeeze it out of the bottle. I am so glad you found out about using alternative ways to sandwich a quilt. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If you have miniature paint pots, or glassware that’s air tight, you could save your sea glass paint to use another time. I am sure this will work out great! But I find it easiest to mix fresh sea glass paint anytime you want to use it! 3 parts "Elmer's Glue All" (300 grams) 1 part water (100 grams) To use: Mix enough pouring medium into your acrylic paint until you get a heavy cream like consistency. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in your projects. This #homemade glue is good for all craft projects and adding Vinegar makes it long lasting.This is also good for #kidscraft as this is #nontoxic glue and also… Hi Tracey! Helpful. First of all, your sea glass paint can be light, dark, or somewhere in between. If I'm reading this correctly you glued the back to the batting, then quilted that, then glued the front on and quilted that? If by chance you spray off your quilt it would be handy to have a damp rag to wipe up the excess. Craft in Style is a monthly box of craft supplies that features new projects each month. Spray bottles tend to get cloged up. I use cornstarch v. flour. Stir until things are combined together well. As it is a liquid coming out it was much easier to direct than an aerosol. The Elmer's Washable School glue is affordable (I even tried some Playschool washable glue I found at the 99 cent Store) I bought a gallon and a single bottle to put glue in to for around $ 17.00 - I have done 14 quilts and still have a little more than 1/3 of the gallon left. Empty the bottle of glue into a small bowl. Hello. I live in Pasadena. I am in 3 and am joining the LA Modern Quilt Guild next week at my first meeting. I have used Elmer's glue for years because I bought some Roxanne's and and also found it expensive and since it looked like Elmer's I tried Elmer's, and low and behold, it worked. ... of our favorite ways to spend time together. Then that side is dry enough to move the quilt over and do the other side. I would but I don't have any of that glue in house and still have to find a place where I can buy it in a big jug which I will be doing because yes I do prefer to glue then to pin and I've been using Roxanne's glue so far since it was the first thing I was introduce to using. I'll say that it does not matter which one is used. (I need all the help I can get). Find out more about what I made with it in our next post! This fine mist with the creates a wrinkle--free sandwhich. This will take several hours or even overnight. Your email address will not be published. Flour and water are not hard to clean up but could require a bit of elbow grease if hardened to a surface. You can find the box here. I glued right up to the edge of the quilt! I had used Elmers glue on small projects and thought of how we use to use flour and water as paste but didn't take the thought any further. click here Shop All New Arrivals Fabric ... Elmer's Multipurpose Spray Adhesive 11oz. On my next quilt, I'm going to use the glue stick for the center. That seems odd to me. Hi Tracy,Thanks for coming by my blog, remember it has to be Elmer's or Play School's Washable School Glue or it will not wash out. I repeated the same actions on the other side of the table with the glue onto the batting, then hand pressing it down. I sprayed with a high volume sprayer, and I ironed...and stitched right away. I hate pinning - nothing seemed to stay flat and in place no matter how many pins I used. I am sure he will like it! At the last minute I decided to use the flour, water, salt, and rubbing alcohol instead and it worked beautifully. Create a perfect table setting with this DIY kit! I take no credit for this pattern, and have cited in the title  the woman from whom I received the pattern. Good morning Nicole,I am so sorry to hear that the hard spots caused your thread to break. It is always good to have some options when basting quilts. The spray glue covers large areas quickly and is fast-drying to help you finish big craft projects in less time. Pour the distilled water into the spray bottle. I used liquid food dye, because I find it easier to control the color. Then I tried using full strength Elmers glue to baste the binding. I am interested in knowing if there is as much of a problem with the spray floating onto other areas besides the quilt with the home made spray versus the can of spray. Karen. I do not recommend it as it turned brown when i ironed it and was a real pain to scrub out. Although Elmer’s Glue can easily be made into a more Mod Podge like consistency, they are still different. I failed to check Notify me for the above message. After the first quilt, I added some Elmer's washable glue--to the remainder after using mixture on first quilt. Shake it good to mix it. I stored mine in the refrigerator and yes I cleaned the top off the glue bottle and the nozzle I would run under very hot water if plugged. Read on and see if this method is for you. Personally, I found that with the homemade spray there was no over spray like the canned. Then I spread my backing on the top of the batting. Thanks for the tutorialDonna. I like doing a little bit of everything. I couldn't go more than a few inches without a break. So could you just water the Elmer's down to where it sprays out of the nozzle easier? I let it all dry overnight once again and FMQed the next day. So as this post was on using Elmer's and sandwiching I also added the homemade spray glue to the entry. Right now, I use the flour and alcohol spray glue 80 % of the time and the Elmer's or 505 the other 20 %. Yes, it does wash out in warm water in the washing machine. Mod Podge or Mix the ingredients thoroughly and completely. Also beats the cost of spray bottles and the bad fumes that puts out. Directions: * Mix glue and water in the jar. I painted the exterior, and in most cases I recommend doing the same. My main problem in quilting is the successful sandwich process. Hi Ellen Ann, I belong to the African American Quilters of Los Angeles we meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm at the Water and Power Building near the corner of MLK Blvd and Crenshaw in LA. I've been thinking about trying a glue stick. Mod Podge is a decoupage liquid that’s perfect for adding paper to other material. I know you can see ripples on the batting, but once the glue and hand pressing was completed the weight and pressure flattened them right out. Now, three years later in normal fashion our daughter has grown out of this phase and is ready to redecorate. I thin my glue with water. I washed the quilt in a triple washer at the laundry mat with Purex soap pucks and 2 Color Catchers. Then I used the school glue. It holds the binding in place but makes the binding and edge of quilt so stiff I could barely hand sew it to the back! Transfer the mixture to a container with a lid for storage. July 2020 Craft in Style Subscription Box but there is still is the cost. Then I folded half of the backing towards the center of the quilt, (like folding a piece of paper in half on the long side of the paper. Some folks were saying it was too hard for them to squeezes the glue out off the bottles, so I offered an alternative - sorry for the confusion. Sorry the picture is sideways, I tried to straighten it, but to no avail.. Yes, I have used both methods above on polyester batting. Thanks for the ratio on the glue to water. I made pillowcases to coordinate also. It repeated the gluing and hand pressing for the quilt top. Good luck and thanks for stopping by! I also belong to a scrappy sewing circle that meets on the 5th Sundays of the year. but I think I would like to use this instead of pinning. Hi 5 lilacs (such a lovely smelling springtime plant) I hear you on sending things out to the longarmers - I never did it but I know it is expensive. I am going to try the flour based spray and see how that turns out. I have used glue sticks for applique and also bindings but never for a quilt. When I FMQ, I work the FMQing around the edge of the quilt and quilt into the middle of the quilt. I use either method depending upon my mood and when in a super hurry I revert back to 505. DIY Pouring Elmer’s Glue Medium Recipe. It is a temporary adhesive, which is perfect for all those quilts, applique, basting, hemming, embroidery, or other sewing and crafting projects. You might want to try it.Thanks for stopping by. Two commissioned quilts for a dear friend for Christmas 2015. Elmer’s Glue All As a Natural Fabric Stiffener. Allow the paint to dry completely. I used the same food dye to make DIY Sea Glass Paint as I did to make these DIY Mermaid Bath Bombs. If you use it in a manner where it is not exposed to air it will NEVER dry. I'm with you Janet, I'm confused. Elmer's. Would it work? I experience no fumes with the spray either. Follow with the vodka and five drops of fragrance. You are more than welcome. Here is my homemade super strong, super fast super easy glue. I've not used the pinning method as I'm a new quilter, and I adopted this basting method prior to trying any other. I hate pinning, too, and never seem to get all the wrinkles out. If kids can eat this stuff at school and we all know that they do unintentionally I know it is safe for my quilts and for the environment. All you will need is about 1/3 cups of the glue and 1 cup of water. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. I hope that you were successful with this method and also check out the homemade spray using flour, water, salt and rubbing alcohol. If you are marking your quilts before you sandwich them - I have no suggestions. Elmer's E455 Extra-Strength Spray Adhesive, 13.5 oz, Aerosol. Are these 2 different methods of glue basting that you are talking about? Yay! I liked them the best so far but I decided to try the homemade basting spray. If you don't want to wait overrnight you can set it with a hot dry iron. The answer to my prayers was at last at hand. I'm going to try both methods. The flour/alcohol didn't thicken. Has anyone ever tried using a glue stick and dot it in areas that you would normally pin baste a hand width apart. Set your wet glassware upside down on a paper towel or a safe surface to allow the sea glass paint to set. 1 Part Elmer’s Glue & 1 Part Water I smoothed it all with my hands to ensure that there were no wrinkles in the batting. In the pictures, it looks like dots of Elmers, is that correct? I have been using the elmers glue to baste for some time. on Nov 5, 2017. I made a sample 8x8" block to try some of these and my luv was nil. since the glue is water soluble, it should work fine when cleaning the srayer! If you want to make your own Sea Glass Paint and get all the supplies, don’t miss the July Craft in Style Subscription Box where you can get everything you need! Although some of the pre-mixed sea glass paint brands you can purchase are lovely, you can achieve stunning results with very simple craft supplies. I love that quilters on the internet are so supportive of each other :) aka I needed a Bugs Jelly Roll by Stripz. I'm going to try a spray method instead next. I just don't want a sticky mess to have to deal with. High Tack Spray Adhesive - typically found at Home Depot or Lowes (I used "Locktite" brand) This has a very strong chemical odor and is VERY sticky! I loved using 505 spray but the cost was getting up there. Thanks for sharing this idea. 9. What is FMQ I'm just a beginner at this quilting and I started with a queen size. This pouring medium is ready to use with your acrylic paints. DIY Sea Glass Paint → https://bit.ly/2ZnP5pC, How to Turn Acrylic Paint into Fabric Paint, How to Make a Relaxing Forest Herb Bath Soak, 11 Ideas for Creating a Stylish Journal Collage, Free Adult Coloring Book Printable Calendar with Plants, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u6TtRTrdNo. Depending upon where the mess is, removing that dry glue could be as easy as softening it with moisture or heat. Interesting. IMPACT_RAD. Problem is that I live in Hawaii and, due to the humidity, things take very long to dry. I saw your post on the Quilting Board and was intrigued with the idea of glue basting. thanks so much!! So this is spot on for me. You can add additional layers as needed until you get your desired color. Do you spray the batting or the quilt top/backing? This will vary the amount of food dye you use. How Much Food Dye … That’s why these tutorials fit so perfectly together into the July Craft in Style Subscription Box! I scoured the Internet to find the best price and by ordering it by the case it was about $13.00 a can for the large size. Next, fill your empty glue bottle with water and add it to the glue in the bowl. Alternate DIY Pouring Medium Recipe. Just putting it out there for other quilters living in tropical climates to consider. I like gluing as opposed to pinning. Any thoughts, do you think it'll work? Are you in any guilds? I do not FMQ until the whole quilt is sandwiched and dry! Thanks for stopping by my blog. But spills happen, and sometimes that glue isn't noticed until it has dried and hardened. Elmer's glue instead of fray check. First I tried a paint brush, a sponge brush, then a roller. Has anyone ever tried adding alcohol to Elmer's to thin it down instead of water, for use in a spray bottle? Brush strokes will create lines in the paint. You can get the rubbing alcohol at 99 cent only stores for .79 cents so it really is reasonable. This DIY Colored Sand is made with just simple…, This Tutorial is Part 1 of 4 for the January Craft in Style Subscription Box…. Best of luck with your projects! I can make it. A basic recipe is add 1 drop of gel food dye or 2-5 drops of liquid food dye to 2 oz Mod Podge (or 1 oz Elmer’s glue and 1 oz water.) Also, with the flour mixture and the elmer's glue mixture, do you clean the nozzle after each use? Now, 505 in the red can comes from Frances but is still the same as the 505 found here in the USA. Package Contents: Elmer's Multi-purpose Spray Adhesive, 4 ounces. Well you are in luck! I read that if you quilt was securely basted it didn't matter where you started and ended :). July 2020 Craft in Style Subscription Box, How to Make Sea Glass Painted Glass Jars here, I don’t need to buy it. I didn't know that the spray was toxic or permanent. Elmer's is a white glue for use on porous materials. I have been doing this for years, and just have a couple of comments. Would adding the watered down glue with a paintbrush work? Hmm, hand quilting is something that I have never tried and kudos to all of you that do take the time to finish you quilts so beautifully. Acid-free and photo-safe, the spray adhesive resists bleed-through for great-looking results with every use. Personally, I would go the Elmers White glue route. To make DIY Sea Glass Paint, there is no difference between using Elmer’s Glue and Mod Podge. Thanks!!! When the mixture is cool, pour it into the spray bottle and add 1 cup rubbing alcohol. It contains ingredients that help give it a finish. Do you always wash your quilts after using the Elmer's glue or the flour spray before using the quilts? water it down a little first. Get it as soon as Tue, Sep 15. In almost all cases, when I am using food dye gel, I break it down into a liquid food dye. Thanks for stopping by Rose! 3. you only need a "dot" of glue every 4 inches, (just like pinning). I used the 91% alcohol, and it dried very quickly with the iron. Most glues like Elmer's are considered polyvinyl acetates, or PVAs. So for less than a dollar a quilt I have found an excellent alternative to pinning and spray basting. I do use an iron to help the glue set faster and thinking about it I use a bit more glue. * When using the decoupage, brush a thin layer of the glue on the front and back of the pictures. I found that with time the glue shows through the quilt even if its washed after quilting. I am sorry for the confusing. Sweet Adeline Quilts has perfected the Elmer's Washable Spray Glue in a spray bottle ratio so here you go! I then smoothed it down with my hand. I have also used the really cheap water soluble school glue, and it works just as well. Did I not spread it out enough with my hand maybe? Hope too meet you at some point! I work on one side at a time. Mold? For example, if you are using gel food dye, you need significantly less than liquid food dye. Find Part 1: How to Make Mermaid Bath Bombs here. I hated taking all those pins out again as I was sewing along. Hi there,I was never able to prefect the correct ratio of water to glue for a spray bottle but have been using this methiod for about 6 months and love it - I add a dollop of Elmer's glue to the the mix also3 cups of water3 to 4 tbsp regular flour1/2 tsp salt8 ounces or rubbing alcoholclean spray bottle- In a pot place 2 cups of water and 1/2 tsp of salt bring to a boil and reduce to a gentle boil.- In a gravy shaker (or a jam jar) put 1 cup of cold water and 3 tbsp of flour - shake until the flour and water are combined.- Whisk the flour mixture into the gently boiling water like you are making gravy and let it cook until the consistency of gravy/egg whites/ thin gruel.- Remove from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.- In a clean spray bottle add 8 ounces of rubbing alcohol and the cooled flour mixture, gently shake and go sandwich a quilt.Good luck and thinks for stopping by my blog :). Any suggestions on how to get around this? Elmer's Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive- 4 oz. Thank you, Janet, for the awesome tutorial, and also thank you all who took the time to comment. This is GREAT. I loved the Downton Abbey line of fabric I used in three out of four of the quilts. Elmer’s glue is listed as … Also did you use the Elmer's Washable School Glue? I hope that when you try either method that you have great success, I ran out of home made spray glue last night and used the Elmer's Washable glue on a Christmas wall hanging - it should be try enough to FMQ when I get home after work :). I started out with Elmer's, worked great but a little messy. Cost wise this is very economical! So I picked up my quilt thank goodness I only done about 12 inches. Good Morning Peggy! When you are ready to apply sea glass paint to surfaces, use a blotting technique. Recent Quilts Completed - Spring Fling, Disappearing Four Patch with a Twist, Variation on a Yellow Brick Road, and a classical 16 Patch with muslin background. 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