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Thread: To spray baste or pin or both?

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    Junior Member tcarota's Avatar
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    I just realized that I have a can of June Tailor's Quilt Basting Spray. I have never used it. First of all, would it be too old to use after about 4 years?

    If you have used basting spray, do you prefer it? Would it be best to also pin? Doesn't it move when you are turning ever which way as you sew?

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    The June Taylor spray is the cheapest...but it is also hard to get the over spray off of other things... I am told that the other brands are easier to clean up.
    I lay a cheap $1 shower curtain on the floor to catch the over spray :wink:

    The basting sprays do keep the sandwich together very nicely. I still pin around the edges, because of the amount of handling they get. I have not machine quilted anything larger than a 50" X 72" yet, but it held it together pefectly.

    There are some here who say that it still held after a few months, but I do not remember which brands they were using.

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    I've used a can of spray after it was several years old and it worked just fine.

    I love the idea of a used shower curtain to catch the overspray. I just tuck cardboard or old newspapers under it when spraying.

    I too pin around the edges. I only spray baste on smaller projects. For the larger projects, double sized quilts and larger, I tend to stick with pins. The spray works great, I just would rather spend my money buying fabric instead of spray baste. ;)

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    Junior Member tcarota's Avatar
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    Thanks for the shower curtain idea. I need a new one for the bathroom anyway.

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    I only spray baste and i use the June taylor. I put newspaper around perimeter and no trouble. Love it.

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    I use Sullivans basting spray on my quilts. That stuff holds up great and for a long time. I do like 505 better but am using up the Sullivans I bought first.

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    A friend of mine told me that with her small pieces, she stitches with a long stitch around the outside edge after spray basting the piece to be quilted. I have not tried it but it would be nice not to have the pins around the edges. I think I would try it on a sample sandwich first.

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    Interesting topic thanks for posting so we can all learn from each other

    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlf0122quilting
    A friend of mine told me that with her small pieces, she stitches with a long stitch around the outside edge after spray basting the piece to be quilted. I have not tried it but it would be nice not to have the pins around the edges. I think I would try it on a sample sandwich first.
    sounds like a good idea.

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