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Thread: Need Advise on BASTING Spray FOR QUILTS

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    Need Advise on BASTING Spray FOR QUILTS

    I brought Dritz basting spray to make place mats and like it so well I want to try it on a quilt. I had trouble putting it together(batting between material) because the minute I put the material on the batting it stuck. So what procedure would you use for a quilt? Do it in sections or roll the batting on to the backing after spraying? I used an old dish town to catch the spray along the edges. You need to do this out in the garage or outside as the fumes are really smelly. Do not do this on your carpet, as it is glue(sticky, sticky). It did keep my backing from puckering when sewed.
    IdahoSandy

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    I just basted a quilt with 505 Spray and Fix (also had to use some Sulky on part of it when the can clogged up and needed soaking). I set mine on our pool table, which is covered with plywood. I put newspaper around the edges of the quilt for overspray. I lay out the backing and batting, then fold back half of the batting, spray about a foot of the back, smooth the batting down and then fold back what isn't stuck, repeat until one half is done, then do the other half. I then put the top on, fold back half of it and repeat the process. The 505 doesn't seem to have a bad fume issue but the Sulky was a different story (I had to hold my breath, do a little, then move away from the quilt until the air cleared). I do pin around the edges of my quilts to keep them from coming apart with all of the manipulation during the quilting. I hope this helps.
    Bambi

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    Whatever you use, you have to spray lightly. I now use 505. Some can get gummy and you find that out when you start quilting. You need to clean the needle with alcohol.

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    I have used june tailor and 101 with no problem, people also like 505 and sullivans, never used dritz.

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    Here are some links to Patsie Thompson's (sp?) method of spray basting. The first link has some info at the end of the vidio then she answers more questions in the second vidio.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39I5A...eature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV8tUkhxUM
    I use this method all of the time. I hope this helps!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Sorry for the double post!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    I didn't know that you could do this. You mean that I would not have to pin, pin, pin a hundred times or hand baste all over?? What a time saver!! I'm getting me some of that. Thanks for the instructions on how to use it.
    Shirls

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    I used Sullivans quilt basting spray on my quilts small & large, followed the instructions on the can, it has a pretty good oder not chemical, is repositionable if allowed to rest 5 minits or so be fore adding top. I bought this can in 2002 when one of our local Hancocks was going out of business. still works great.

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    I use the June Tailor spray and only had a problem once when I used too much. I do spray in sections when I use it. I think it is a must for using Minky.

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    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
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