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Thread: quilt basting spray

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    So far, for me, Sullivan has really been the best .. does someone have a better one to suggest? I did hear 505 mentioned but have not looked for any yet.

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    I've only used the June Tailor basting spray, and have never had a problem with it. I think you need to use it sparingly. After spray basting my quilts, I'll never pin again!

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    I recently bought a can from Walmart for $5, but I found out it works best if I do the sandwich and then let the spray dry for a day or two before actually doing the quilting.
    Also I get out my duct tape and fasten the four corners down tightly to the floor. In the summer, I do wash down of the driveway and go outside to do my sandwich, gives the neighbors a reason to come over and see what you are doing!

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    You may have oversprayed. This is the problem I had when I started spray basting. It just needs a little. Also, I spray starch the back, lay it flat for at least 24 hours before I start FMQ so it can really, really dry.

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    I use the craft spray from Hobby Lobby. Needed to learn not to use too much or I had problems. Less is better with these sprays. Large can about $7.

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    glad to see this topic, i was just thinking about buying spray and giving it a try this week. think i'll stay with pinning.

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    505 is the best spray. I use it sparingly for embroidery too. I buy 505 from Shoppersrule.com I believe the big sized can is on sale now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintbug
    I dont know if it is the spray or me,but I bought a can at JoAnns and followed the directions [shake the can for a full 2 minutes] then sprayed the quit backing from 10 inches, then layed the batting down on the backing and sprayed and lay the quilted piece on top of that. It was a little wrinkled so I tried to move it, and it was hard to take apart, really glued hard. Then I tried to quilt, and the needle got all gunked up and it would skip about four stitches where it would not sew then sew a bit more and skip. I had to rip all the quilting apart....yuck! I put in new needle and it did the same thing. Then I tried just putting a piece of the batting inside some junk fabric and quilted without any spray , and it seemed to sew fine. the can cost $12 so I am very unhappy. I hate to go back to basting by hand. Uny Ideas?
    I only uses 505 spray..........because you never have the issues that you experienced.

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