I. Love. Gluebasting!

…especially for matching triangle points!

Have you ever tried it? At first I thought it would take more time but really NOT true. It actually went faster than any struggle for perfectly placed points I’ve had so far. Here are a few photos to show the steps.


I have a cutting board,rotary cutter, ruler and small ironing mat and iron on hand, as well as the clear school glue, to switch back and forth.

Start by putting a dot of glue at the point on one side of the bottom piece to be joined, carefully place the Β top piece matching points, and place the hot iron on it to set. This only works if you set the school glue with heat.


So I continue two points at a time because the iron will reach two points at a time.

I do trim my piece most of the time with this triangle quilt to be sure I have a 1/4″ seam.


Then off to the sewing machine to sew with the ease of no pins to remove and stick somewhere and no slipping or moving – for perfect points!


I think I love glue basting as much as I love spray starch!

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4 Responses to I. Love. Gluebasting!

  1. Great instructions and pictures. I will definitely be getting my glue out of the craft box and placing it next to my sewing machine:). Thx!

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