Thursday, June 2, 2011

What You Glue is What You Get




A Whole New World That's Where We'll Be...
(sing with me - it's from Aladdin)
A Whole New World for You & Me....
This little bottle opened up a new world of
curved piecing for me!This is Corrie from Quilt Taffy.
Nice to be here!
I was sewing with a friend, Lori,
(Be sure to visit her etsy shop - See Lori Sew; she has some great items!)
quilt along blocks and we used glue instead of pins!
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To be honest, I was thinking GLUE with piecing??
I'll try it because -- it's not my quilt :).
But I'm a believer!
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I like this Tombo glue's applicator, it's got a nice tip that doesn't clog
& doesn't run like some others.
You can find it here or at your local craft store.
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Here's a peek at the hundreds of wedges that will go into the blocks.

After 8 wedges are pieced together, the arc is cut out.
Just a drop goes on the white,
and the arc piece is centered and pressed down.

Then put a very thin line of glue near the very edge
from the center out to one corner
and press a little with your iron.
It works perfectly.
What you glue is what you get.There's:
no shifting
no puckering
no pins to run over
no gumming up the machine

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I like to sew with the white side up.

It sews so smoothly.

A whole lot faster & easier than pinning (shown below).
And no broken needles, if you miss taking one out.

Onto the next curve.
This is the one of the outer corners.

Glue & repeat!

Give it a try on your next project.
My next try will be on an apple core block --
actually looking forward to it.


Thank you Madame Samm for having me over & to Lori!

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Hey, every Thursday we have a GIVEAWAY on our blog,
since it's Thursday, you're welcome to join in,
just leave a comment here so I know you read me here and come on
over to our post over there.

The winner will receive a Tombo glue & some other fabulous items :). trust me.

( due to the overwhelming request for this glue we are all out..
looking at bringing in more asap, will keep you abreast through Mdm Samm)
And we're having a Quilt Taffy super sale today through Monday.
40%
 off most yardage & patterns in eBay store!
This 'Sale' isn't listed in the Sale category, it's storewide.

Plus
for the next 24 hours find a coupon code on our blog
for Stash visitors for


53 comments:

  1. Love this idea - need to give it a try :)

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  2. What a cool idea for curved piecing!!! I can't wait to try it! No more shifting of those squirrely layers. Now, if I can just win that glue (squinting eyes and crossing fingers).
    Really, thanks for a great hint!

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  3. Okay....I am going to give this a try as it sounds GREAT>

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  4. I will be looking for some Tombo glue. I love to try new notions. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. The glue looks like a great idea - why didn't I think of that?

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  6. I love the idea of glue. I've been working on a project with alot of piecing. This would have come in handy.

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  7. This is fabulous! Since starting this journey 3 years ago, I have yet to try curves. Now I won't be afraid!!

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  8. Oh wow, this is wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow, that looks sew easy! Thanks for the tip.

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  10. I Love you! I seriously have been dying to try curved piecing but to be honest, its kind of scary, now this would certainly help! Especially since my husband is very close to outlawing pins in our household. If there is one pin in the room or i'd even venture to say the whole apartment, it will jump out and get him. No, seriously. This is great! And I am sure when i tell my husband what it is for (to replace pins) he will buy several bottles for me, lol.

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  11. What a neat idea!!! I usually use the Curve Master for curved seams, but this might be even better. Would love to win the Tombo glue!!!

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  12. I love learning new ideas.....!

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  13. Hi Corrie... What a wonderful idea for sewing curve peices... I will have to give it a try... I just love new idea's and I am willing to try them... Thanks for the great idea and introducing a new product.. Hugs :)

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  14. I wondered about this a few times and this post was perfect timing for me!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom ;-)

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  15. I can't wait to win this - I am sure it would open up new vistas for me - thanks for the information and awesome giveaway. Judy C

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  16. I love it! I might actually try curved piecing someday!

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  17. I cannot believe how cool this is. I'm not a gluer when it comes to quilting but I love this. I must do this....soon.

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  18. Never heard of this brand - have used plain old school glue with a small tip for applique - will have to try it. Thank you. Dee-jessibir@hickorytech.net

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  19. You are my HERO!!! I already don't iron, and to know that I don't have to pin?!?!? You have made my DAY! No, you've made my week/month...heck, you've made my YEAR! I'm so excited to know I can glue my way to a new quilt! Thanks so much! xo, Nan

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  20. Thanks for trying this out on our behalf. :-) I'll definitely try it when I get to the wedding ring quilt on my list.

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  21. You made curved piecing look so simple!!! I would love to try making a block this way. Thanks

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  22. Well, now I am thinking I could really do this! Thanks for sharing and the pictures are great too!

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  23. I am excited to try this technique! It makes curved piecing so much less intimidating! Thanks for the tip and the giveaway!

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  24. This sounds to good to be true!!!!

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  25. Thanks for road testing this glue. I've never made anything with curved pieces because it looked like too much work. But with a little drop of glue, amazing results.

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  26. What a thought, am going to try it as soon as I can get my hands on a bottle.
    hadacres at comcast.net

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  27. Wow! That looks like a great way to piece. Pins are such a pain! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Oh this is wonderful, not to have to use all those pins!! Yippee!! Thank you!

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  29. I use glue a lot but have never tried it on curves..I will now!! Thank.

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  30. I've been using glue on my bindings for a while but I hadn't thought about it for piecing. Great post! blessings, marlene

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  31. Wow, that's brilliant!! I've got to try this glue!! BTW, I follow your blog too, love it!

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  32. Something I've never heard of before! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial!

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  33. What a great idea - I have a couple of projects that I'd like to try this on - Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Love this idea! I'm not a pinner, but I might become a gluer!

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  35. Pins are so inconvenient sometimes. I would definitely try this! Thanks!

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  36. That glue makes it look so easy to curve piece. And I hate to pin all the time.

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  37. Thanks for the tip Corrie! I also scrapbook and though I've glued fabric to paper/card with scrapbooking and cardmaking I've never thought to use it with my sewing....duh!
    Tombow also makes some fabulous coloured markers and most of their products are acid free so there's no lasting nasty effects after using them.

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  38. You make piecing a wedding ring quilt look so easy. I will have to see if I can find some of that glue. I'm a little afraid of curves.

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  39. Thanks for the great tutorial. Would love to try this product.

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  40. I have never used glue to hold fabric in place but it looks like it would make sewing easier. Thanks!

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  41. I'm using Teresa's trick to get around blogger. She's brilliant.

    The glue is a wonderful idea. Several years ago I did a king size double wedding ring and it was a real bear with pins. Selina

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  42. Thanks for the tip. I'll be looking for this glue next time I visit Joann's.

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  43. I love this idea ...I had sworn off curved pieces!!!

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  44. This is great Corrie! I was over at Quilt Taffy first and hand to come over to Stash Manicure to see what you are up to!

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  45. The glue looks like it works really good. I would like to try curved piecing

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  46. This is a great way of being able to do curved piecing without the tears and epitaphs!! Awesome idea and tutorial. Thank you so much Corrie. Cheers, Dianne

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  47. LOVE that block! And it doesn't look so intimidating with that glue.

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  48. I can think of a lot of uses for this glue. Now all I have to do is get my hands on it.

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  49. love the blocks and what a great way to achieve the look - laure

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  50. Well, I am going to have to try a bit more gluing! Thanks for the tip!

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  51. Reminds me of when we used to glue our school skirts hems up ...too lazy to sew them and too many fun other things to be done...
    Which was a little better than some girls who stapled their hems up...
    Wish we had had this great new glue though....such a good idea to use it on curves...

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