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Thread: If you haven't used basting spray, you owe it to yourself to buy it

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    Junior Member Arizona Sunrises's Avatar
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    Oh my goodness. I bought the 505 upon the recommendation of several ladies on the board, and WOW, what a difference. I'll never, ever, ever sandwich another quilt without it. Absolutely amazing stuff.

    I taped the top to the kitchen floor, taped one edge of the batting and one edge of the backing. 15 minutes later, I have a sandwich ready to go on the machine.

    I'm single, so I stretched and smoothed it solo. (It's a baby quilt, so it wasn't anything large...)

    :mrgreen:

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    505 is awesome! I just love it!
    I've only used Sullivan Basting Spray before the quilt I'm currently working on. The difference between Sullivan and 505 is amazing. With Sullivan I had sticky needles and stiff spots. Nothing like that with 505, it is smooth as butter.

    Jhittle has the best price for 505, and gives a discount when you buy 6.
    http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...new_items.html

    I've used basting spray for all of my quilts, I tried the tacking thing, the pinning thing, and the thread basting thing, they all drove me crazy. Basting Spray and especially 505 was miraculous to me! :D

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    I have bought the basting spray to see if I would like it too...haven't used it yet..but, will soon!:)Here's my question(s)...how much do you spend on a can (about) for the can I bought seems very pricey! And, do you still pin in place or something after your spray...say for a full size quilt?Thanks Skeat

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    pinning isn't necessary at all. It holds beautifully.

    I pay about $12 USD for a can. It covers 5 or 6 baby quilts, probably 2 or 3 queen size.

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    I LOVE the 505 Spray. I had used another brand of "quilt basting spray" and it was awful. The 505 is so easy to use and I did a lap size quilt and didn't pin or baste. And no wrinkles on the back -- first time ever for me and hand quilting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    I have bought the basting spray to see if I would like it too...haven't used it yet..but, will soon!:)Here's my question(s)...how much do you spend on a can (about) for the can I bought seems very pricey! And, do you still pin in place or something after your spray...say for a full size quilt?Thanks Skeat
    I paid $13.75 for the can, but the other LQS was out out of stock, and they it's $12 when they have it.

    I didn't pin the baby quilt, but I think I'd put a few around the border of a larger one. Not because the spray won't hold, but because I know I'm not spraying the edges as well as I should since I don't want to deal with the cleanup.

    It is an expensive product, but, with my extremely limited experience, it makes things so much easier to sandwich. I stitch in the ditch instead of the fancy quilting--I don't have the time, patience, or a long-arm to do it. Absolutely zero puckers so far.

    Less time sandwiching. No time repinning. No time digging out the stitches to get rid of the pucker. Definitely worth the cost.

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    I sing the praises of basting spray also. After crawling around on my floor and nursing my sore knees I finally tried basting spray. My only question was "Why did I wait so long".

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    Do you have to put something underneath your quilt when you spray? Or what do you do about overspray?

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    One question for the benefit of all us procrastinators who sandwich a quilt then set it aside for days/weeks/months before quilting--how long does it last?

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    I'll answer both. I put newspapers under the bottom layer of my quilt. They stick out of the edges about 12 to 18 inches. This takes care of the overspray I have. (don't let cats walk across the quilt after you spray. Their feet get sticky. Ok they are funny to watch walk but it's probably not good for them. Don't ask. LOL) I have taken up to three weeks to quilt a quilt and they are still sticking together just fine.

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