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    Senior Member dahlshouse's Avatar
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    Painters tape

    I was wondering who has any pros or cons on using Blue painters tape or Masking tape to tape down your quilt layers... Am worried about glue residue ...
    Thanks in advance for your replys....

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    I use masking tape all the time!!!

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    I've never had any problems using blue painter's tape (or any other color) but have not used masking tape. I've used the painter's tape on my quilt layers, rulers, machine bed with no trouble.

    Hope this helps!

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    I have used both but prefer blue painter's tape. It has never left any residue on my fabric or floor and peels off easier (and with less pulling on the fabric) than the masking tape I had.
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    I never use it on my quilts, use it all the time on my rulers, comes off clean.
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    I use the blue tape, it is safe...

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    I use it .. I even use it to mark quilts when doing straight lines .. like long diagonals .. just stitch along each side of the tape....I have it in a few widths . Love the stuff!

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    I use blue painters tape..Love the stuff..

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    I have also used the blue tape & never had a problem.

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    When I use masking tape to tape down the backing fabric to the floor first, the masking tape is on the inside of the backing (wrong side) so I don't worry about any residue. I do reinforce the tape to fabric with a pin because fabric and tape don't stick all that well. I then lay the batt on top of the backing (no tape) Last I place the top on top of the sandwich carefully matching the register marks on the backing to get it centered. If you are spray basting, then you do that between the steps. If you are pin basting or thread basting it's time to break out the knee pads and crawl around until the job is done. Remove the tape and quilt your sandwich.

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