Gel Resist Technique sample

The Feb/March issue of Quilting Arts showed the gel-resist technique using Elmer's gel glue.  I used Pebeo setacolor textile paints and made a few small samples.  It's really easy, and was the first attempt of mine at creating my own fabrics.

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  1. Hi LuAnn,

    To remove the glue, I put the fabric samples in my dryer for about 10 minutes on high–this apparently sets the color and softens the glue.  I then washed them in my washing machine with regular detergent.  When I took them out of the washer, I could still feel a little bit of the glue on some pieces, so I ended up soaking those in my sink in warm water for a few minutes until the glue melted away totally.  (I only use cold water in my washing machine all the time, but I think if you used warm water in it, the glue would be all gone without the additional soaking).  Then I dried them on my clothesline–the article in the magazine said not to dry them in the dryer after washing in the machine as it could fade a little after this due to the raising of the grain of the fabric or something like that.



  2. That looks like so much fun to do!? I hope that you made more than one and you have tried different shapes to see how it turned out? I would love to hear!