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Thread: OK - I've been quilting for 4 years and I find out about this NOW???!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by nor'easter
    Skeat, this may answer some of your questions: http://www.embroiderysupplywarehouse...t-505-1035.cfm
    Elle, 505 Spray and Fix is a european product so you may not have too much trouble finding it. Here are instructions from the website of the east coast US distributor http://www.sprayandfix.com/howto.html
    Thank you so much nor´easter I will pursue this in a little while and see what I come up with.

    Elle
    Tried this company, but they won´t send to Spain because of the air pressure danger, they won´t even ship it. Tried a few more as well without success.Thanks anyway

    Elle

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    Wow, you ladies/quilters were busy after I went to bed last night! I use The Original Quilt Basting spray and it has very little smell - i got my cans at Hancock Fabrics (in MN) for only about 8.50 on sale, so I picked up two cans.

    I spray basted my current project about 2 weeks ago and it is still stuck fast - with absolutely no slipping or puckering when I am quilting - which always happened when I pin basted! I spray mine outsideon the patio with a blanket underneath. I spray one side of the batting, then fold the backing in 1/2 and then gradually work the backing smooth over the batting from the bottom to the middle, then unfold the upper 1/2 and gradually smooth out to the top. I do the same with the quilt top and had no real problems with wrinkles. It's nice that the spray allows for the layers to be repositioned if it is not smooth.

    I'm glad that there are so many of you who might try it now!!!

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    Okay... this report was a bit dry in spots, but in a nutshell it discusses how an experiment was done using a variety of basting sprays, and fusible adhesives and how they hold up in quilts over the years. If you are looking to make long term (to live over 100 years) you might want to read this article and really decide the best routes to take when using any fusible sprays, webbing, batting or other adhesives. It deals with heat and light aging on your quilt

    I found this while doing a bit of research for one you who PMed me earlier....

    Cheers

    http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/vi...extiles_facpub

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    Very interesting read Aggi:0)Thanks for posting that-Skeat

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    Elle, that was the problem I found with the UK outlets before I posted the info. They won't even ship it to Ireland. Makes you wonder how they get it to the States, doesn't it?? By boat?? :shock: Have you tried art supply places in Spain? There must be more places to buy artists materials than there are quilting materials in your part of the world. Picasso and Dali had to get their paints and canvas somewhere! Don't give up yet!!

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    I use the spray and pins too. Overkill maybe? I also learned about putting something underneath- dining room table and counter have been the recipients of the overspray and I always forget until I do it again.

    I open up the room since I don't like smells and I have asthmatics in the house. I also slide my self healing cutting mat under so I don't scratch whatever surface is underneath. Sometimes I pin them on the carpet in the living room. The over spray seems to vacuum up after a bit.

    Tonight I'm going to sandwich a quilt on the deck. It's an oversized queen (it could be a king, but I don't remember the size, since it's a UFO)and I want it real flat. It's the only place to do it. The last one I draped over my bed and pinned in quarters. Surprisingly I didn't get any bunching. I think I must have said enough prayers before that one since I was on a real time crunch to finish it.

    I like the way it holds everything in place and I can pin it knowing it won't move. Maybe I could experiment and not use pins???? I don't know if my heart could handle it. :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by nor'easter
    Elle, that was the problem I found with the UK outlets before I posted the info. They won't even ship it to Ireland. Makes you wonder how they get it to the States, doesn't it?? By boat?? :shock: Have you tried art supply places in Spain? There must be more places to buy artists materials than there are quilting materials in your part of the world. Picasso and Dali had to get their paints and canvas somewhere! Don't give up yet!!
    Noréaster I never give up. I am that kind of girl. LOL

    I have a lead that I am going to follow up so will see how I go. Funnily enough I didn´t think of art shops, good idea. will try that. Thanks

    With regards to them getting to other countries. They ship it it bulk I believe and it has to go through a whole load of paperwork etc etc. One can no way they are not even interested.

    Elle

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    Elle-

    You could always order in bulk and then sell it in Spain!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatobugboo
    Elle-

    You could always order in bulk and then sell it in Spain!!
    I think I am going to have to.
    Elle

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    :-) I absolutely love my quilt basting spray. I learned to use it in my beginning quilting class. My instructor did say that she uses it all the time but has had a couple people with respiratory problems have trouble breathing when she used it. So I use it with a window open and a fan going. I have not had a problem.


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