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Thread: OK ListenUp, I We need to KNOW HOW to get the wrinkles OUT of the Backing???

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    :cry: OK, Me and others who haven't joined yet but may soon always seem to have the Problem on rumples on the back, I with Machine quilting and others too aND WITH hand quilting. I have a Longarm Quilting System and have used reg. Machine quilting as well others are using a hoop or frame to hand quilt and even when watching with an Eagle eye it still rumples on the Back, we were wondering if we were to use that spray on adhesive glue stuff on front and back to stick to the batting would it help??? Also does the sticky stick to your needle,Anybody know about this stuff?? :?: :? :!:

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    I have used the spray stuff several times hand quilting and plan on using it again! It holds well, is repositionable in case you missed a wrinkle. I didn't have trouble with my needle getting gunky or with it being harder to go through the layers. The first time I used it was the first time I made a quilt with out wrinkles on the back and believe me, I tried hard to avoid them, always to no avail before this magic stuff in a can. I would give it 5 stars, but I don't have that option, so :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have had no problem with the temp. spray adhesive, although I would caution against using with a longarm. Are you saying that you still get pleats sewn into your backs on your longarm system? Is it a three rail system? Maybe you are not snugging your back enough. You must make sure that each rail is slightly taught. If you are getting pleats towards the side of your quiltback, maybe you need to get something to put tension on the sides. We have spring clamps connected to a velcro strip at the shop. These are clamped on the sides, after the rollers are tightened.

    If you are talking about a wrinkled back prior to quilting, and you don't want to take the time to iron, we put a few drops of fabric softener in a spritz bottle along with mostly water. After we pin the back to the rollers, we give it a spray and smooth it out. It is cheaper than the store bought wrinkle releaser on the market.

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    I use the spray when quilting on my regular machine. I love it. It really holds well and doesn't 'gunk up my needle.

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    Gee I thought those wrinkles on the back were just mine so I kept them quiet and never took a picture of the back. I have never used the spray. what if you put a quilt together and it set for months? Only thing I have used is a spot glue and that gets stiff after a while.

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    I have never let it sit for that long, but it is repositionable. I imagine, since it is temp. that it might not stay stuck together for months, but it works for several weeks at least. I use it all the time. Some brands are better than others and I like Sullivans the best, out of the ones I have used.

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    Vicki, do you prefer Sullivan's over Sulky?

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    You aren't supposed to have wrinkles on the back???? Who knew!

    Your framing tension is the key. I do love the spray adhesive, I've used it also for hand and machine quilting. But the "tightest' quilts I've ever made by hand or machine were hand basted and or pinned very tightly and quilted with a frame.

    The other key is to not be in a hurry and check your quilting frequently. Machine quilting has to be done with an even feed foot. (sorry, I meant walking foot) For me anyway, I just can't keep the layers together any other way!

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    I have used the spray often and it does last months with on problems. you do have to smooth it a little from being rolled up.
    Sometimes it gums the needle but I think I spray to heavly. You must use a light hand and spray evenly. I taped my down on the hard floor, if your knees and back can take it. Or you just have to use a billion quilting pins.
    On longarms ,I thought it smoothed out on its own.

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    :?: Why can't you use this stuff in a can with a Longarm system,? The Machine?? or the Rollers??

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