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    Senior Member Delilah's Avatar
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    Hey Ditter.....I love spray basting and even though I have a big wall I prefer to layer on my king size bed. I basically follow your procedures, flannel sheet and all, but it's much easier to do on the bed than on the floor. These old knees just don't crawl around the floor any more. For really big quilts I just baste it in sections. Even a queen bed would work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    Will you describe how you spray baste. I saw a demo recently on the net about hanging it on the wall to baste.
    I wish I had a wall big enough....I still use the floor.I spread out some flannel sheets I have repurposed for this. Smooth them out well. Next I spread the backing of the quilt face down, smoothing and straightening. Next I smooth the batting and cut off most of the excess, leaving about 2" on all sides. Then I center the top and smooth it into place.
    Next, make sure you have the floor covered for several inches aroung the perimeter of the quilt, to catch overspray. Now, I lift back the top and batting and fold it over itself so half of the backing is exposed. I start along the folded edge and spray lightly as I move. Then I lift the batting over the backing and smooth the batting in place, patting and lifting and moving it as necessary till it's all smooth. Then I spray the batting the same way and smooth the top over the batting. I then do the other side the same way. When I am finished, I turn the whole sandwich over and smooth the backing one final time.
    I use 505 spray and love it. My quilts stay together perfectly while quilting with NO pins to get in the way! You don't have to spray heavily...a light spray works fine.

    This is how I do it....others may have a better way but this is what works best for me.... I hope this helps!

    Ditter
    I made a design/basting wall with one of the roll up patio door size blinds, i covered it with flannel using a hot glue gun. I can hang it on cup hooks close to the ceiling when I want to use it or roll it up and take it down when not in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    Will you describe how you spray baste. I saw a demo recently on the net about hanging it on the wall to baste.
    I wish I had a wall big enough....
    When I am finished, I turn the whole sandwich over and smooth the backing one final time.
    I use 505 spray and love it. My quilts stay together perfectly while quilting with NO pins to get in the way! You don't have to spray heavily...a light spray works fine.

    This is how I do it....others may have a better way but this is what works best for me.... I hope this helps!

    Ditter
    This is what I do except I go to our church and use large tables. The spray does not drift. Also, I waited nearly two weeks between spraying and actually quilting. It held together and I had no problem quilting. The only other thing I did is to put safety pins around the edge of the quilt to keep that straight.

    I finished putting the binding on last night and I am very happy with it. I'll never go back to pinning. This is so much easier.

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    I know exactly what you mean, but once you start, you won't be able to stop. PUSH PUSH PUSH - NUDGE NUDGE. You can do it!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have found that if you use spray basting, you need to let it dry for a while; otherwise my needle gets gummed up. Now is use straight pins for basting instead of safety pins or spray basting. They are easier to remove as you quilt on the machine. Looking forward to seeing you finished project. :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabodina
    I have found that if you use spray basting, you need to let it dry for a while; otherwise my needle gets gummed up. Now is use straight pins for basting instead of safety pins or spray basting. They are easier to remove as you quilt on the machine. Looking forward to seeing you finished project. :lol: :lol:
    I have spray basted over 100 quilts and have never had my needle get gummed up. I have found that you can get great results using the spray sparingly. Is it possible you were spraying too heavily?

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    That could very well be possible. Thank you!

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    Okay, check the picture page under"the first of three". Number two is already started!

    Ditter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Woaah.....

    I spent part of yesterday spray basting two quilts. Now I have three ready to quilt....The problem ....I am tired and haven't even been in my sewing room yet. Once I get started I really enjoy the fmq so I just have to get started....Somebody give me a push....

    :? Ditter
    my problem i s just old age .i think ! i do have fibro & arthritis which doesn't help.i made a hanging waLL SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO CRAWL OR bend over,but really needs some "fineuning".by the time i climb up & down off ladders or chairs,it takes at least 2 days to get back to quilting. wish you luck & know soeone else is in the same boat

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