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Thread: Basting spray?

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    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
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    Basting spray?

    What basting spray do you consider the best?

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    I like 505. It's the only one I tried.
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    I love 505. There's very little, if any, odor and it will keep the layers together. I've used Sullivan's but it's got an odor. Didn't like to use it inside even with the windows open. I can use 505 inside with no problems.

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    I use Mettler's and 505. I like them both and can't tell any difference in them, either in odor or function, so I buy whichever I can get on sale!

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    Thanks for asking this question. I've been hesitant to try using a spray. Does anyone have issues with a spray gumming up your sewing machine? Anything special you do to clean your machine when you use a spray?

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    505 if I want it to be the adhesive for a while; Sulky Temporary if not. I actually prefer Sulky, but it is a short term adhesive only - like a couple of days.

    I haven't had trouble with either gumming up needles.

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    I've only used the one from walmart, dritz I think, it worked great, didn't bother machine. Now I use elmers school glue, waaaaay cheaper and works great!
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    505 or Sullivan's but that has more of an odor.
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    I have only my last can of Sullivan's so I am using it sparingly. I never had any problem gumming up but then I am a light sprayer.
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    I have used 505 and Dritz ( I can use coupon at Jo'ann for both). I like both equally , big tip do not spray too much. Both take a few seconds before they fell tacky , hence the urge to spray more. I pin the perimeter of the sandwich as both will still lift at the edges from repositioning the sandwich while quilting.
    When I found spray basting.... it was life changing for this quilter. I just dreaded sandwiching plus I still got huge puckers on the backside...... now I can proceed with confidence. I do take my cold iron and press the layers and each step , first the backing and the batting gets the iron to really press the fibers together( I flip and check for any signs of a pucker) , then after I spray the next layer and position the top on the batting I use the cold iron again to really adhere the top to the batting.

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