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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    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....

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    Nudge, nudge, nudge :D:D:D:D

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    Okay, here you go "PUSH, SHOVE, PUSH". Hope it works.

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    GO GO GO GO - just aim for 15-30 minutes - it'll turn into hours before you know it!

    I'm leaving the house now for a while - When I Come Back I want to read about some progress.

    NOW GET TO IT!!! :)

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    Will you describe how you spray baste. I saw a demo recently on the net about hanging it on the wall to baste.

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    Get busy! We all want to see some progress by the end of the day. I haven't gotten to the point where I enjoy fmq yet, it's hard work for me. I know I just need more practice and I've been trying to spend some time every day working on it, but it's not my favorite thing. Good luck with your quilts. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

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    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!

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    Boy, you guys are good.....I guess I'd better get busy

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    Go Go Go !!!! Get 'er done :lol:

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