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Thread: Need Advise on BASTING Spray FOR QUILTS

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    Want to thank all of you for the advice on spraying a quilt together. Hugs,
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    I use 505 in the red can, I do mine on the floor and then wash the over spray off the floor, I have done up to a super king size with spray basting. It is wonderful, no pins and I have not had any trouble with needles gumming up.
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    If I hand quilt sometimes it may take a few months to get the quilting finished will the spraying last that long? Does the needle go thru the layers or will it get gummed up.

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    I use the same method as Grambi. I learned on my first quilt to not use too much. This is the only method I would use.
    You will get what you expect to get.

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    I use Grambi method. Works great. Use sparingly or it will gum up the needle.
    You will get what you expect to get.

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    I used some 505 spray on a wall hanging and it left a spots. The fabric did have some synthetic in it. Therefore I have not used it since. But I do remember that one should remove their eye glasses when using and good ventalation..............

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    When I did mine (before I got my long arm) I didnt use basting spray I just used lots and lots of safty pins (I was doing crosshatch so I knew were not to put them (pined on my dining room table covered in cardbord (thick) so as not to scratch my table - I then double check for lumps on the opisite side....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna H-M View Post
    I use 2 tables outside in my garage. I tape edges of backing down. Then I layer and smooth everything out. I fold back one side of batting and top, spray onto backing, lay back in place and smooth. Repeat other side. I then fold back top and spray onto batting, lay back and smooth. Repeat and it's done. Never had a problem and wouldn't do it any other way.......Donna
    This is how I do mine, I lay it out on the carpet in the front room. That old carpet is absolutely awful to vacuum, it's nylon and thread sticks to it like it's Velcro. I have to use a stiff chenille brush to get stray threads out of it. But, that makes it GREAT for basting quilts, hee hee! I lay the back down, stick some pins in the corners, and it's not going anywhere! I'm also cautious when spraying near the edge, I spray from the outside of the quilt inwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEBUG View Post
    If I hand quilt sometimes it may take a few months to get the quilting finished will the spraying last that long? Does the needle go thru the layers or will it get gummed up.
    The first quilt that I spray basted I used Sullivans & then thread basted it also. I took me 2 1/2 yrs to hand quilt it. I didn't need the thread basting 'cause the spray basting lasted!

    My needle didn't gum up. I did not even notice any difference.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Once you spray the basting spray, can your backing or top be repositioned, if it's done within a few minutes? I bought some Dritz, but have not had occasion to use it yet. I'm sorta intimidated by it, afraid I'll have wrinkles or bubbles or ???

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