Favorite Things: Roxanne’s Glue Baste-It

Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It

This stuff is truly ingenious! And I’m sure I’m really behind here, but my only excuse for not discovering Glue-Baste-It sooner is that I usually go to great lengths to avoid hand-appliqué, so it didn’t exactly pop out at me at the store. Now that I’m “in it” with a quilt that has to be appliqué, I’ve finally gotten to it. The manufacturer’s website says: This incredible appliqué glue is 100% water soluble, dries in minutes, but holds firmly until you want it loose. They’re not lying. And I love the little syringe applicator. My only thought is that eventually, you’d want a replacement syringe, and there doesn’t seem to be an option to get one from the manufacturer on their site. I think that at some point, the glue will clog the syringe, no matter how careful you are about getting the glue out per their instructions. We will see. For now, I’m a happy camper, and this is one of my new Favorite Things!

4 thoughts on “Favorite Things: Roxanne’s Glue Baste-It

  1. Yes, my Glue-Baste-It is about 75% full, but the applicator is clogged, and I have no idea where to get a new applicator, or how to unclog the one I have — the hole is too small to push a pin into; and too small to rinse clean. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


  2. Hi Rosemary,

    I looked at the Roxanne International website, and found this:

    Syringe Top Care:
    Roxanne Glue-Bate-It operates on the premise of capillary action. Water will not freely flow through the hypo-49 syringe cap. If glue dried in the tip it is best to try to clear it by sticking a very long thin pin down through it. Do not leave a pin in the syringe in an attempt to prevent glue blockage. To prevent it from doing this again you should “blow the glue” out after each use by following these instructions. When finished using Glue-Baste-It set the bottle upright on a table, after a few seconds you will be able to see the shadow of the glue level in the bottle. This means that there is air between that glue level and the lid of the bottle. Without tipping the remaining glue into the syringe squeeze the bottle to force the air into the syringe pushing out excess glue. You should wipe the excess glue with a Kleenex as it comes out, careful to keep the bottle upright the whole time or glue in the bottle will be able to re-enter the syringe. You should almost hear a “blow” noise as the last drop of glue clears the syringe. Remove the syringe top and replace with flat top for storage.

    If nothing in there helps, I’d contact them and see about ordering a replacement syringe, even though they don’t offer them on their site. Good luck!


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