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Thread: Quiltl Spray Challenge

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    Super Member moreland's Avatar
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    I have encountered my first problem with using quilt spray to anchor my layers together. I used a polished cotton as the backing. Apparently the spay does not bond very well (if at all) with this fabric. I just wondered if anyone else had had a similiar problem? I have been using spray for 8-9 years and this is the first time I've had a problem.

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    Like you, I have been using basting spray for a long time and never had a problem. Could the fabric have extra sizing that is preventing the layers from sticking to each other?

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    I ran into the same problem on a quillow awhile back... Every time I tried spraying the material the batting would not stick to it at all..I had to really spray the batting to make it stick to the cotton fabric and then it barely held.. I never figured out what the problem was... I hope someone has the answer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    Like you, I have been using basting spray for a long time and never had a problem. Could the fabric have extra sizing that is preventing the layers from sticking to each other?
    I think it must be something in the fabric. I had not prewashed (very seldom do so) and the fabric was stiffer than normal cotton would be.

    I won't use it again--think it is about all gone anyway. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I think the shiny coating on that fabric kept it from absorbing the glue. If I am doing small pieces of fabric, I use a glue stick. That usually works well. Now sure what you will do on a full sized quilt. Have you decided?
    By the time I realized I had a problem, I was almost through with the quilting--it is 40" x 40", so not too big. I finished the project and decided I would never let anyone get very close to it. It is bright flowers on a black background, so the tucks and wrinkles pretty much disappear in the background. I keep thinking of the saying --it is ok if you can't see the mistakes when riding by on a fast horse. Well, mine falls into that category. I still have to stitch the binding down (by hand) and it will be done.

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    maybe when it is washed they won't show so clearly :?: :cry:
    i know you will always see the areas you're not pleased with, but chances are no one else will ever notice.

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    rachel try using a batting called mountain mist it has glue already in it allyou have to do is iron your sandwich quilt togather ,they say you do not have to baste it just iron and your ready to go next time when you use that same kind of fabric ,try it on a small pices of fabric frist and test it thats all i can think of nellie

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellie
    rachel try using a batting called mountain mist it has glue already in it allyou have to do is iron your sandwich quilt togather ,they say you do not have to baste it just iron and your ready to go next time when you use that same kind of fabric ,try it on a small pices of fabric frist and test it thats all i can think of nellie
    Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried the iron on batting. It worked fine for small projects. I did not find it very easy to use with larger projects. Perhaps if one had an iron without a cord attached, it would work better. I had trouble getting it to iron smooth. I really liked it for the smaller projects I tried it on.

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    I just finished little "Chinese Take Out" boxes using timtex and wonder-under. One of the fabrics I used was a polished cotton, shiny side towards the inside. The wonder-under was not sticking to it! It would peel right off.

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    Does someonehave the Pattern for moreland's Pic? or maybe the name of it? Love it!!!!

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