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Thread: Please reassure me about basting spray

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    I love the 505 spray -- it's definitely the best stuff around. Others that I've used have shifted and even "let go" entirely after a couple of months. But if you're still nervous about using it, definitely pin a little -- but I think you'll be pinning for the last time :wink:

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    I spray and then pin.
    Mainly because I cannot do a large quilt in one sitting...
    The pinning helps keep it from shifting while being moved around.
    Hope this helps.
    Kirsten

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    I use just the spray basting. I have used it on dozens of quilts. I use the 505 spray. Don't spray too heavily but do cover the area. I haven't had a problem with anything shifting except for a quilt that I sprayed 4 years ago with a cheaper spray and I only had to respray the corners.

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    i just pin.

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    I've never tried spray basting.
    Does it just dissapate? Why is it good to use? I guess that 505 stuff is best, does it have a brand name? Do you breathe it? Are these silly questions?

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    I think it holds well, but I have not let it set too long becore I did the machine quilting. It really needs to be sprayed in an area with lots of ventillation. I take it outside when weather permits and the temperature is high enough. (Didn't take it out in the winter.) I start in the middle with the quilting and work my way towards the outer areas. :lol:

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    I spray baste and then pin too. I just want to make sure it isn't going to shift.
    Same here. The spray basting helps hold everything together while I pin.

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    After two years of crawling around on the floor to pin my quilts I tried basting spray. I will never go back to pinning. It takes my much less time and holds better.

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    This is a very interesting thread to me, as I have also not been brave enough to try the spray basting.

    Those of you who have, does it make it harder to hand quilt?

    I hate basting!!!

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by motomom
    This is a very interesting thread to me, as I have also not been brave enough to try the spray basting.

    Those of you who have, does it make it harder to hand quilt?

    I hate basting!!!
    Does not affect the hand quilting at all!!! (The 505 spray)!

    Shoppers Rule has 505 on sale this weekend....


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