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Thread: Please reassure me about basting spray

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    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltswithdogs
    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?
    Some of the sprays are best used outdoors or with excellent ventilation. I think it's the 505 that people say doesn't have that strong toxic odor. It's only while spraying that there is a problem. Once the quilt is sandwiched, I haven't noticed any residual odor. The basting adhesive is water-soluble so is gone with the first washing of the quilt.

    One way to use it is on a large quilt is to spread out a sheet first on the ground. That catches any overspray and can be just thrown in the wash. On a smaller quilt, you can just tape the backing to a kitchen island and insert old newspaper around the edges to catch overspray.

    Basting spray is good to use because it's fast -- takes much less time than other basting methods -- and easy. For someone like me who has a bad back and bad knnes, it is a lifesaver. Also, I once ruined an expensive walking foot when it got hung up on a safety pin in my quilt; would have saved me money if I had spray-basted that quilt!

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    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    As long as the spray is a good quality one, you shouldn't have any problems.

    I use spray baste, then pin just the outside border to make sure it doesn't shift. And if any looks like it's coming loose, run a hot iron over it and it "re sets" the glue.

    Once you've used it, you'll never go back!

    Ditto, JoanneS

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