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Thread: looking for non-aerosol spray for basting.

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    looking for non-aerosol spray for basting.

    I have COPD and my lungs cannot take the spray of an aerosol does anyone have any suggestions for a glue or adhesive you can use with just a spritzer or something of the sort? Also the same for starching, I seem to remember my mom mixing starch with water and using a spriter type bottle. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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    Something different but I saw on Sewing with Nancy how she used fusible web, small pieces, where you would put pins, to baste her quilt. I think she used one of those tiny Clover irons. I haven't tried this, but her website, www.sewingwithnancy.com has videos of all her shows.

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    Sorry about your COPD. For starch I just buy a cheap bottle of Sta-Flo liquid starch in the laundry detergent section of the grocery store and dilute it as wanted. Don't know about adhesive spray, though.
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    Ii believe there was a thread here today or yesterday giving formulae for making your own starch. Lots of comments in the past for both regular starch as we as sizing

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    I really recommend using Elmers Washable School Glue! I have deteretative arthritis in my lower back and it causes severe pain there and in my left thigh/hip. Plus, for some reason aerosols really effect my breathing....I decided to use it on bindings after reading so many threads on it. After being totally sold on that method, I decided to try it on a small project. The glue worked perfectly. Today, I spent a short time "glueing" the back to the batting (the front was already done yesterday) and let it dry for a couple hours, then went in and ironed it. Both sides of the baby quilt are holding together wonderfully. Tomorrow I will quilt it and bind it. I hope this helps. It takes no longer than pinning and or basting with thread.
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    CoyoteMagic was kind enough to post her method for using Elmer's washable school glue to baste her quilts. Here is a link to the thread (note: the Elmer's *adhesive* in the title is not the same as the Elmer's school glue):
    Elmer's for basting...NOT!
    The description of this method is at the top of page 6 of this thread.

    There are lots of homemade spray starch recipes on the QB and on the net. If you Google, you will find them. Aside from the Sta-Flo and water combo that Kitsie mentioned, you can also simply mix cornstarch and water (or potato starch and water; not all starches used for fabric need to be corn-based). These homemade starches don't contain preservatives, so you usually want to keep them refrigerated and mix up only small batches at a time, as they don't last more than 2 weeks or so before becoming moldy.

    There is also a non-aerosol spray starch on the market. Several people mentioned getting theirs at Walmart, I think.

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    Niagara has a starch in a squirt bottle - I found it at Walmart - and it smells good and works well.

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    I second the Niagra non-aerosol spray starch. Love that stuff.

    Can't help you with non-aerosol basting spray, though, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I second the Niagra non-aerosol spray starch. Love that stuff.

    Can't help you with non-aerosol basting spray, though, sorry.
    I got a bottle of this after so many were talking about it on QB. I love the stuff. I like it just as well as best press. Like the price a lot better then best press.
    Mary

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