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Thread: A quilting nightmare

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    I have been working on this quilt for over 4 months. If I did get time to work on it I had to keep undoing what I did. Finally got the top put together and thought I would try spray basting that have heard so much about on here. Well, I bought me some spray and laid out my batting and the spray I was using came out like that silly string stuff the kids us. It is called Fast Track 55 and I bought it because it was a bit cheaper than the others.
    Asa soon as I laid the sandwich together I knew I was in trouble because it was hard to pull it loose to reposition. finally got it together and then I tried quilting it. Oh my, that was a nightmare. The needle kept sticking and grabbing so I had a lot of time with my seam ripper. Got it FMQed and started on the binding and of course when I squared it the back was not even so I had to figure out how to fix it. Got it finished and it took me over 4 hours just to handstitch the binding. I sure hope this grandbaby uses this until it falls apart.lol

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    Are you sure you had a basting spray and not a spray glue?

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    Well sounds like the "super glue" basting spray insures that! Sorry that you had so many frustrations with such a cute quilt. I like the snowball blocks & colors. Hope your next quilt is a breeze as a reward for all you've endured with this one.

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    It said basting spray on it but it did act more like a glue. I bought some June Taylor to try the next time.

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    It is very cute. I'm sure your grandbaby will appreciate it.

    Cheers, K

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    I think it's very pretty. Sorry it had to be such a nightmare

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    It's darling, sorry for your frustration!!!

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    You did a great job on the quilt, I'm sure it will be well loved.
    I use 505 basting spray and have never had any trouble, it's worth paying the bit extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    You did a great job on the quilt, I'm sure it will be well loved.
    I use 505 basting spray and have never had any trouble, it's worth paying the bit extra.
    Same here! Sorry you had so much trouble with it!!!
    sometimes saving a little $$ is just not worth the hassle!!

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    Maybe washing it will help get rid of some of the glue/spray.

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