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Thread: Fusible versus basting spray

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    Senior Member notmorecraft's Avatar
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    Fusible versus basting spray

    I order batting by the roll, and I need a new roll, I usually use spray basting, is fusible batting better than spray basting and is it worth the extra cost? Ladies(and gents) I would welcome your views.

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    Sorry I've only used itonce. I purchased an amount for a lap quilt. As is me I got. In a mess with the sticky sticking to each other . A friend use sit but only for small cushions. Where she can hold both sides to place on the front
    i will watch this thread asiam interested to see if some clever quilters can place on without it sticking to itself.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I have only used fusible batting once. It was even easier to get it layered than spray basting and seemed to be working quite well until it all started to come unstuck. I ended up pin basting it.
    Because it was so easy I am tempted to try it again just to see if I can figure out what I did wrong. Next time though I won't be testing it out on a queen sized quilt.

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    I tried it once on a lap size quilt, came un stuck. I wouldn't use it for anything big and if your not making regular size quilts, I would not see the need to buy by the roll.

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    I have used Hobbs fusible a lot. Sometimes it does not stick on particular fabrics (not sure why). I like it for tablerunners/wallhangings when I quilt them myself. Overall it works well.

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    I used it once as well. While it stuck to itself just fine as I tried to unroll it, I wound up spray basting it as it came unstuck in sandwich. Twice of sandwiching the quilt. I won't be buying it again. The large piece I have (it was a queen size quilt) I will use on smaller projects as everyone above mentioned.
    Erin

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    I use it all the time on quilts of all sizes. And yes, the batting does come unglued at times, but I just use glue and stick it back LOL

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    I like Hobbs 80/20 fusible batt but it does take some work to get the sandwich ironed. The work involved in spray basting is about the same to me though. If I can get either the hobbs fusible or 505 basting spray on sale, that's what I go with.

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    The only times fusible batting worked for me is on a some small projects (baby quilt size or less). One time, though, I could not get the fusible to stick despite much ironing and steaming. It's really difficult to get it unstuck and smooth so I wouldn't even try it on anything bigger.
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    I still pin baste the old fashion way since it works best for me. I don't have an area large enough to use the fusible and never liked the spray fumes from the spray basting stuff. I live in an apt so there is no yard to work in.
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