How to Make Spray Glue

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While quilting is a rewarding process, it can be fraught with snags -- luckily, spray glue can help. This adhesive holds the layers of a quilt together while they are are basted and stitched. Water, vodka and liquid starch are key to creating this quilt-saver.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 quart distilled water
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 5 drops fragrant essential oil
  • 1/2 cup liquid starch
  • Plastic funnel
  • 2-quart spray bottle
  • Remove the nozzle from the empty spray bottle. Place the funnel over the opening of the spray bottle. The funnel will help you when pouring everything into the bottle.

  • Pour the distilled water into the spray bottle. Follow with the vodka and five drops of fragrance. The alcohol helps to act as a sanitizer, adds potato starch to the formula and encourages rapid evaporation when using the glue. Essential oils add a nice scent to the formula.

  • Pour the liquid starch into the bottle. Remove the funnel and replace the nozzle.

  • Swirl the liquid inside the bottle until well-blended. Label and use as needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • The spray adhesive can also be used to starch clothing when ironing.
  • You may also use flour mixed with water instead of liquid starch.
  • This spray adhesive is intended only for light gluing of fabric and paper.

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