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Thread: Dritz Basting Spray

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    Dritz Basting Spray

    Have any of y'all used Dritz Basting Spray? If so, did you find it to be ok, or did it cause you any problems? I bought some and now am wondering if I should have gotten another brand.

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    I have used it without any problems. Bought it because it was the only one available at Joann's and I did not want to pay $28.00 for the spray at the local quilt shop.

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    I tried it once. Threw the remainder away. It gummed up the needle on my machine, couldn't quilt it.
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    I used it once, just like many others, and it worked. I do prefer the June Tailor spray, though. One thing I have learned with all spray adhesives is to let the layers sit and dry for a few hours (overnight, preferably). That eliminated any 'gummed up' anything for me.

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    use it as (sparingly) as possible- meaning a very thin (misting) across the batting, or fabric- what ever you are spraying- keep the spray as (contained) as possible. put together while tacky- allow to dry before sewing- it works best on fabrics that have been pre-washed (if they have not been washed you never know what (additives) are going to work) some fusables- and sprays do not work well at all on fabrics that still have sizing/starch in them---others work fine-
    always best to test on a small area before spraying your whole project.
    follow the instructions on the can for best results
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    That is the only one I use. I have never had a problem and have made many, many quilts and small projects. The only problem I came across is I spray outside and it does not stick in the cold. So I spray and carefully bring quilt in the house and lay on my bed till it warms up and sticks. I use the Joanns coupons to purchase it and it is the pick and yellow can. I think there is 2 different ones. Good luck. Maybe do something small (scraps) to try it out. I would let it dry.
    Donna

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    I found a couple of cans tucked away in one of my cleaning frenzies. I didn't have any problem with it. It is more reasonably priced than the other brands, especially with a coupon at JA's. I also didn't have any problem with the smell or gumming up my machine. I did use a very thin layer, but I always do that.
    Sue

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    I just started using fabric adhesive sprays..... and I love it. I don't have to pin the layers together and I have hand quilted without a problem. I use the 505 spray and fix.

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    I hated it !! I now don't worry about paying high $$ for 505 - 1 buy 4 cans from fabric.com with no shipping !! It was on sale this last time and with no shipping and a $5 off coupon I paid $36 for 4 cans delivered in 48 hours to my front door !!

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    I have used the 505 with success but haven't tried Dritz. In a recent quilting class, the instructor recommended Sulky KK2000 because it is non-toxic to humans and the environment. It calls for a very light misting which is a good thing because a small can cost $16 at the LQS where I took the class. I don't know if it can be purchased elsewhere for less. By the way, the instructor also told us to always spray the batting rather than the fabric to prevent any spotting on the fabric. That's my 2 bits' worth for the day.

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