I know, I know- thread can hold a lot of things together! Sometimes though, you needglue. Versatile, sticky. Going boldly where no stitch has gone before. Or keeping things together until a stitch arrives ;)
Let’s talk about some of the best contenders to get the job done.
(Cute cowboy, right? Luckily he understood being cropped a little so I could fit in all of my hot-gluedhat)
HotGlue- I live for hotglue. I especially love it for binding felt, beads, and fabrics to each other. This entire hat is put together with hotglue, no joke! Be careful though, hot really does mean HOT- I have a few scars to prove it.
WhiteGlue- There’s a lot of tricks you can use whitegluefor. Most commonly found in your kids crafting drawer, it also does a great job basting your binding down so you can either machine or hand stitch with ease. Just run a small bead across the line, close it up, and press with a hot iron to dry thegluelickety split!
(Connecting LEGO with a metal ring for called for E6000glue)
E6000- super for jewelery making when trying to bond metal and plastic. Thisglueworks best when you put a thin layer on each of the pieces you want to stick together, and give them a few minutes to cure before attaching them. Leave it alone for 24 hours to ensure a good bond has time to form.
(Agluestick was used to tack all these bits to a base layer)
GlueSticks- You can also steal these from your kids craft drawer. Best for paper crafting if you’re not worried about it being archival. In a class taught by Amy Dame (@amydamemakestuff on instagram) we stuck tons of little bits of fabric on top of a bottom layer using agluestick. Just sticky enough that we could reposition things as we went along, before sewing them all down. Worked great but don’t use too much or it will gum up your needle!
Spray baste- This is the good stuff. No more crawling on the floor forever to pin your quilt layers together! Make sure to use in a well ventilated area, and try not to spray off the side of the quilt too much. 505 is my favourite because it works well and has less of an odor.
Until next week, stick close to your friends! ~Michelle @ Team Dinkydoo