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Rough glue help - 7/29/2016 4:07:01 PM   
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Hello all, I am new to this site, but I was hoping for a little help/insight. I recently hand-tied a quilt and used Fabric-Tac to keep the knots in place. When I went back later to finish up my quilt, I realized how rough and sharp this glue left the knots. I am quite disappointed as this is for my daughter and I hate to give it to her only to be poked by the sharpness it has left. Is there something I can do to lessen this sharpness? Does anyone know if simply washing it would help at all? Thank you for any help!
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RE: Rough glue help - 7/29/2016 9:23:46 PM   
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Hi, BriDean. Welcome to the Forum. I hope you will visit often. I'm sorry you haven't had a response and I don't have an answer for you. But perhaps you could repost on the Quilting Topic. I'm not a quilter (to this point) but I must admit I'm getting more interested as time goes on. About the only suggestion I would have is perhaps contact the manufacturer and see if they have a solution for you. There should be a web site noted somewhere on the bottle. There are very knowledgeable quilters on this Forum and they may have better suggestions for you.

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/30/2016 7:16:24 AM   
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Barbara, thank you for the welcome and for your reply. I will check for a website and I will also repost this on the Quilting Topic. Thank you for the suggestions.

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/30/2016 11:07:03 AM   
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I know that over the years many of us used Fray Check to keep areas from fraying only to find it sometimes discolored and was stiff and scratchy. I don't remember if we ever found a fix for areas we'd already applied that to, but we switched to another product from then on. I hope someone has an idea for you. I can't remember the name of the better product, but I bet someone can remember it.

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/30/2016 2:05:10 PM   
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What?! I've been using Fray Check! If someone knows the name of a better product, please do let us know! Thanks!

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/30/2016 4:34:44 PM   
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The product I changed to is Fray Block by June Tailor. I think this is what Dana is referring to as recommended on this forum.

And, welcome to the forum BriDean!

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/30/2016 4:58:42 PM   
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Yep, Fray Block is the stuff I like. I've never had it become stiff and scratchy. Thanks, Echo, for coming up with the name.

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/30/2016 5:51:27 PM   
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I found this info on how to remove Fabri-Tak:
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RE: Rough glue help - 7/31/2016 12:47:00 PM   
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Thanks for finding that, Karen.

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/31/2016 3:06:18 PM   
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Thanks, Echo!

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/31/2016 8:55:24 PM   
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In tying quilts I've found the perfect knot is the "surgeon's knot". Make a square knot wrapping the yarn twice around instead of once around. This knot will hold no matter what kind of thread or yarn you use. I use it to tie on new yarn when crocheting too. If you don't know how to make a square knot, I'm sure the directions are online. You won't need Fray Check or anything else as a sealer with this knot.

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RE: Rough glue help - 7/31/2016 9:50:48 PM   
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I've been thinking about your problem for the last few days, BriDean. I know it would be lots of work, but maybe the best solution would be to re-tie the quilt and then remove the original ties that are rough and sharp (or remove the ties and then re-tie). Altho it would be time consuming, to me it sounds easier than using acetone and scraping on all those knots. Then you could use the "surgeon's knot" or "square knot" that Carol suggested and you wouldn't need a sealer. Just a thought.... Anyway, everyone of us has learned something the "Hard Way" and shared their experience here on the Forum to help keep the rest of us from making the same "mistake." Sometimes the learning experience results in an unexpected improvement or creative result, but sometimes it just has to be redone. Only you will be able to determine if that is the best solution for you...but we will all learn from your experience with the Fabri-Tac, and thank you for letting us know!

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RE: Rough glue help - 8/7/2016 1:36:06 PM   
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MoDo, After using fray check for years and years, it turned brown on some
button holes I made. Nearly ruined a little shirt. Now I use Fray block and
haven't had any problems. I just wish Fray block wasn't so runny.

If the tacking glue is water soluble, I would think washing would take care of
those sharp areas? Sure hope you get this figured out. It would be sew
disappointing if those became permanent. I'd be tempted to take a hammer
to them LOL!

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RE: Rough glue help - 9/24/2016 11:01:19 AM   
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RE: Rough glue help - 9/24/2016 5:42:15 PM   
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RE: Rough glue help - 9/25/2016 11:59:50 AM   
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