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What is the best fabric glue for gluing rhinestones onto a cotton shirt?

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The best glues for attaching flat-back, non-adhesive rhinestones include Beacon Gem-Tac, Aleene's and other products that are specifically for use with rhinestones. Instant adhesives, glues that contain acetone, and hot glue guns are not appropriate for attaching rhinestones to cotton fabric.

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Some rhinestones come with pre-applied adhesive and include application instructions from the manufacturer. These adhesives often require a hot iron to create the bond. There are many different kinds of rhinestones on the market and a variety of different techniques are effective to apply them to fabrics. Sewing the rhinestones onto the fabric or crimping them is more appropriate for some types.

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