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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sewline Glue Pen

This is a short post today as our internet has been slowed down, thanks Nic!  I will be missing out on my blog reading till the end of the week too because it is taking far too long for a page to load up.  Isn't it amazing how much we miss the internet when there is a problem with it.

I was going to do a tutorial on the Sewline Glue Pen but a friend pointed me to this Tutorial by Sue Daly and if you click on the highlight, it will take you there.  She has a lot of info on covering papers.

One thing I have discovered is that I think I prefer NOT to iron my hexagon flowers before I pull out the papers.  The glue seems to "set" and they are a little harder to pull out, but you can still get them out and reuse the papers.  I guess it is personal preference and experimentation until you find the method that suits you best.

Sue-Anne xxx

18 comments:

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Gosh, what a fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing Sue-Anne.
Jane.

Sue said...

I don't know exactly what you mean with glue and hexies. I do use inklingo for mine and I enjoy that method.
Thank you for the tips!!

Julia said...

Thanks Sue-Anne...I learned very quickly not to iron work with the papers still intact, they were a bit harder to get out..Great tip to pass on to everyone.
Julia ♥

Karen said...

I wonder how a water soluble glue stick would work.

Shirley said...

Thank you for the ironing tip Sue-Anne. The glue dries quite quickly I found and realised that it was quicker to glue one edge at a time or it didn't work. Preparation time is super quick with the glue pen which means you get to the sewing bit quicker. Result.
Shirley.

katrien said...

I know the glue stick,but i don't like it.

clare's craftroom said...

Thanks for that . My speed has just sped up I know what you mean about sloooow internet !

Elyte said...

Thanks for the tip Sue-Anne. Always love hearing about anything that makes life easier.

Anita said...

Hi Sue-Anne, Computers are a pain in the neck when they're not working....oops...I hope my computer didn't hear me just say that. Kind regards, Anita.

Notjustnat said...

Thanks Sue-Anne, I bought Sewline glue pen at the show and only used a little bit of it on my CWBQ. I can see how useful it's with the hexies - Hugs Nat

Daniëlle said...

Thanks for the link Sue-Anne!! hugs, Daniëlle

Annemieke said...

Hope you will soon have your computer 'fixed'. I used the glue pen for some appliquework lately. That way I didn't have to use pins.I liked it but I didn't wash the blocks yet, so hopefully that will cause no problems. And about the hexagons: I read somewhere, that you can also use a very small zig-zag stitch on the sewingmachine and sew the hexagons(with the paper still in it) together.I didn't try it myself yet.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Barb said...

thanks for the heads up on the glue pen-
I'm so tempted to do some clamshells, but I'm totally trying to resist! repeat - resist!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope you managed to get back on-line soon :o)

Susan In Texas said...

I don't know anything about glue pens, but your clamshells look awesome! All applique, huh? Your method seems to be working very well compared to some other bloggers I've been reading. If I decide to start a clam project, I'll have to get the tutorial you wrote about awhile back, since your method clearly works very well. 8)

Susan in Texas

BTW That profiterolle cake? Wow! Yummo as Rachel Ray would say. 8)

Kate said...

Hi Sue-Anne
Hope that you are back on line soon.I am using the Sew line Glue pen for my 3/4 inch hexies and I love it..your clam shells look so good..i am really tempted.but have to show restraint as so many projects already on the go.Take Care..Kate :)

Leanne said...

I wonder what happens if you leave them for a while? I have this crazed idea of making a hexagon quilt which will take more than a week LOL. I wonder if the glue might become permanent or unglue.

Janet said...

I love that glue pen but it does dry quickly so I do the same as Shirley. I just wish it lasted longer before having to put in a new cartridge.