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Thread: basting spray?

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    Senior Member grammatjr's Avatar
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    What do you think of basting spray? Have you used it? Did you like it? Are there any disadvantages?


    I have never used it, and am thinking about using it on a large throw (60" sq), but am afraid to mess it up.

    I want to FMQ, and hope to get started (and finished!) a little sooner than if I take time to do basting stitches free hand or on my frame (which is only 48", so would need do in 2 sections).

    Any advice?

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    follow the directions on the can, 505 seems to be popular, less fumes, but still use in a well ventilated area :D:D:D

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    I use it all the time and have never had any problems. I place my batting on a large cardboard roll and roll it down the quilt backing, I have less puckering on the quilt back. I then spray baste the batting and roll the quilt top over it the same way. It works a treat.

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    I love it. It works so much better than pinning and is much faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraserblack
    I use it all the time and have never had any problems. I place my batting on a large cardboard roll and roll it down the quilt backing, I have less puckering on the quilt back. I then spray baste the batting and roll the quilt top over it the same way. It works a treat.
    Do you spray the backing first, and then roll the batting down it? Or so you spray the batting as you roll it out over the backing? You spray both top and bottom (so they all stick, right, not just the batting to the top)

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    I spray the backing first, generally in sections as it's easier to work with. Once the backing is attached to the batting, I spray the batting and go through the same process with quilt top. Always leave the spray basting for a few minutes until it's tacky. I always machine quilt and some of the spray basting attaches to the needle. I just clean it off as I go.

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    Go for it! some say the spray basting may ruin the quilt over time due to the chemicals. I figure over time I will make alot of quilts and they are meant to be used and all will wear out eventually. I have never used a pin on anything since I started using the spray. Saves alot of time too!

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    I love it.

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    I have never used it, but here it works great.

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    I use 505 all the time!!

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