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Thread: Aqua Net as a basting spray?

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    Senior Member Quiltntime's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever used Aqua Net as a basting spray?

    This is a posting from a person who wrote about the hair spray.

    "I love 505, but it's expensive. After a recommendation, I tried Aqua Net (yes, the awful hairspray!) and it works great. You can reposition, it stays stuck, and there's no discoloration. The ingredients are also almost identical to 505...and it's less than two bucks for a HUGE can."



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    Yep, I posted a thread about that a while ago, let me find you the link...


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15847.page

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    Well it smells the same :lol:

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    I am not at all surprised about this!! My grandma used that stuff. It was awful!! I never felt it but I bet her hair was hard as a brick!

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    that may work just fine. be sure to soak it out when done though. as you should with any "basting" spray. good luck :mrgreen:

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    I never used it on quilts but it's a cheap fixative if you draw with pastels or charcoal.

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    Senior Member Quiltntime's Avatar
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    You must have read the same link. It was on iVillage :wink:

    My only concern with the hair spray would be gumming up my sewing machine. It certainly would not be worth it, if that would happen.

    Did you ever give it a try?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I never used it on quilts but it's a cheap fixative if you draw with pastels or charcoal.

    LOL! yeah, I always used to use hairspray on my chalk pastel, conte or charcoal drawings.



    ETA: I never used the hair spray because ppl told me it really gums up the needle.

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    I guess it would wash out ok. I would be worried about gumming up my machine. I know what it did to my hair.

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    I have never used it for sewing, but I think the rest of the ladies are right about it guming up your needle & machine. I think I would be leary of this thought!! :(

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