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Thread: Question about Spray Baste

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    Junior Member Kryssa's Avatar
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    I am making a larger quilt (well, larger for me as I usually do kids and lap quilts) and I bought June Taylor spray baste at Joanns with my 40% off coupon.

    From what I understand, you spray it on the batting (I used W&N, hope that's okay) and then lay the backing on it, then flip it over, spray the other side of the batting and lay the quilt top on it.

    Is this right? Then do you pin baste or is the spray baste enough to keep your quilt together while you do the quilting?

    Thanks!!!

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    I pin even when I use basting spray.

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    I usually don't pin when I use spray baste. I do mostly hand quilting though

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    I've done it that way, and also I've taped the backing down to the table, lay the batting on top to center it, fold it back and spray the batting, then smooth it out. Fold back the other half and do the same. Then lay the top out and do the same, fold it back and spray the batting and smooth the top over it. I do usually pin around the edges every foot or so. I don't have a sewing room, so mine gets handed a lot more than some people's quilts do. It usually sticks pretty well. Occasionally, I will respray just the edges if they need it.

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    I lay the backing right side down and secure it tautly - not tight. You don't want to stretch it. (Ask me how I know. lol)

    Then I lay the batting over it. I fold down just over half of the batting on top of itself, exposing the backing. I then spray the batting I turned over with the spray baste. Next, carefully smooth the batting back into place. Turn over the other side of the batting until you meet where you already sprayed (this will be stuck to the backing). Spray the batting and smooth it into place.

    Now, lay the top on the batting/ backing. Fold down just over half of the top. Spray the exposed batting and carefully smooth your quilt top into place. So the same for the other side. At this point, I usually let it sit for awhile to "cure." I usually don't move it for 30 minutes or so. I don't know if it matters or not.

    I don't generally pin when I spray baste.

    Good luck!

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    The spray is supposed to take place of pins....I have to say that the june tailor brand...(I feel) doesn't work as well at 505. Just MHO. I have both...thought I coudl save a few dollars using teh June tailor brand...didn't save anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I lay the backing right side down and secure it tautly - not tight. You don't want to stretch it. (Ask me how I know. lol)

    Then I lay the batting over it. I fold down just over half of the batting on top of itself, exposing the backing. I then spray the batting I turned over with the spray baste. Next, carefully smooth the batting back into place. Turn over the other side of the batting until you meet where you already sprayed (this will be stuck to the backing). Spray the batting and smooth it into place.

    Now, lay the top on the batting/ backing. Fold down just over half of the top. Spray the exposed batting and carefully smooth your quilt top into place. So the same for the other side. At this point, I usually let it sit for awhile to "cure." I usually don't move it for 30 minutes or so. I don't know if it matters or not.

    I don't generally pin when I spray baste.

    Good luck!
    I do the same. I wouldn't want to flip it with the top face down...if there are going to be folds or puckers that I miss, I`d rather them be on the back. W&N is perfect, it holds really well. I don't pin when I spray baste.

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    I use June Taylor all of the time, just make sure you lay down newspaper or something to catch the over spray :wink:

    I like to pin or tape down the backing first, keep it taut but not stretched. Lay the batting down, and fold it in half. Spray the back, smooth from the center out, fold and repeat. Then I spray the batting and lay the top on, smoothing it out from the center.

    I like to put a few pins around the edges, as I tend to manhandle these areas :D:D:D

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