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Thread: I have never tried spray-basting & have some questions

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    Senior Member Millstream Mom's Avatar
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    I detest crawling on the floor and basting a quilt. My poor old knees scream protests the entire time. I was delighted to find a video by Sharon Schambers on how to baste while seated at a table - and used that method for my last 2 quilts. For some reason I had a little shifting on the 2nd quilt, but I think it was because of a poor quality quilt batt (extra lofty).

    Is spray basting only to be used on cotton batts?

    Will I still need to hand-baste since I will be hand quilting in a hoop? - My WOP gets moved around a lot!

    Has the spray ever reacted with your material? Made colors run or anything like that?

    I've heard some people talk about getting gummed up needles - is this a common problem or just because the spray was used too heavily?

    I'm planning a trip to the city tonight, and hubby knows we'll have to detour into the quilt shop! :)

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    I am the same way, just cannot crawl around on the floor! I spray basted my last quilt, working on it now, and I had some sifting too. I think it may be the batting too. I think it's a poly batting. It seemed to work fine when I sprayed the back and layed the batting on that, but when I sprayed the batting to add the top it didn't stick to well. I think thats where I got the shifting. I think I'll be sure to get the cotton batting next time. By the way, I hung my layers on a wall I made from insulation boards and I love it so much more than the floor. I will be watching this posting for tips.

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    I have not tried the spray basting but just picked up a neat thing at a LQS in Taylor, Texas. It is called Quilters Basting Gun. It is something like a tag applier that would be used in a store on clothes.

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    I have used 505 basting spray on both poly batting (quilters dream poly) and warm and natural and love it. It doesn't gum up the needle when quilting and I haven't seen it do anything strange to the fabric. I used Birch adhesive spray and hated it, had to use so much more to get it to stick.

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    From what I've read here, 505 seems to work on poly batts as well as cotton batts, but other brands are more likely to have a problem with poly. I've also read here that hand quilters can use spray basting just fine.

    I have used several different brands and now stick with 505 (no pun intended! :P ).

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    I have used June Tailor, 505, and Sullivan's on cotton, poly and blended battings without a problem. I have never had the spray cause colors to run.

    Overall, I prefer 505 as it has less odor and overspray than the other brands. Bur, for some reason, it is very difficult to find locally.

    Best of luck to you. :)

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    I have tried several different kinds of spray. 505 is the best. It does not gum up the needle, The overspray can be cleaned up, it is not as bad smelling as the others. I do not pin and sometimes my quilts will sit for weeks or months before they are sewn and they do great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    I have not tried the spray basting but just picked up a neat thing at a LQS in Taylor, Texas. It is called Quilters Basting Gun. It is something like a tag applier that would be used in a store on clothes.
    I have one of those, but it seems more frustrating than what it is worth. Constantly jams, or the basting bullets don't advance. I think I have tried just about everything to cure it. Maybe I just got a bad one to begin with. It is a Dritz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    I have not tried the spray basting but just picked up a neat thing at a LQS in Taylor, Texas. It is called Quilters Basting Gun. It is something like a tag applier that would be used in a store on clothes.
    I have one of those, but it seems more frustrating than what it is worth. Constantly jams, or the basting bullets don't advance. I think I have tried just about everything to cure it. Maybe I just got a bad one to begin with. It is a Dritz.
    So is this one, darn it. I will have to try it when I get home.

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    Some basting guns are better than others. Avery Dennison MicroTach is a good one. Dritz not so much.....

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