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Thread: Spray Gluing suggestion... Thank you

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    I'm not sure which one of you wonderful people suggested this idea or in which thread, so sorry about that, but I'd just like to send whoever you are a big Thank You... It worked perfectly and I'm now a very happy bunny.

    The suggestion was to put the cut batting down first onto the carpet (it stays exactly where it should) and lay the backing onto it right side up. fold back one half and spray, then lay out the fabric... smoothing out any wrinkles as you go. Then do the other half.

    Turn the whole thing over and do the same with the patchworked front/top.

    Usually, however careful I have pinned and basted, I have had the odd annoying ruckle or fold on the back once I've started quilting. But using this method, I had my smooth, sandwiched quilt ready to sew in about half an hour.

    Thank you for a ruckle-free, no pain quilt session. This is going to be the way I do my quilts from now on. :thumbup:

    Joanne

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    I've been spray-basting my quilts for years and it's the only way for me!!!

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    Yes spray basting works wonderful. So glad you discovered it Damkina.

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    Is spray basting a spray adhesive glue? Do you have to becareful of getting on the rug etc?

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    I've got to get my nerve up to try spray basting. It seems so much nicer than pins. Especially if I actually learn FMQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Is spray basting a spray adhesive glue? Do you have to becareful of getting on the rug etc?
    Not a glue, it is a temporary, washable spray. My favorite is 505, there is also a June Taylor and a couple of others. Not a spray glue. You do not want to get it on your rug, my suggestion is to take painting sheets (drop cloths) or newspapers or something and after taping down your backing, put those around the edges to catch overspray.

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    Another way to catch overspray is to lay a large flat sheet down first. You can toss it in the laundry hamper afterwards, because basting spray is water soluble and the sheet will be fit for a bed again after one washing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    I've got to get my nerve up to try spray basting. It seems so much nicer than pins. Especially if I actually learn FMQ.
    FMQ is the next thing on my list to get the nerve to do. :D

    Good idea, I'll also put a sheet down next time... had a bit of scrubbing to do on one sticky patch of the carpet. lol

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    yipee!!!!!! Another spray basting convert. It does work great, doesn't it.

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    Kind of confused - If you are putting the batting down first and then adding the backing on top - pulling up the batting one half at a time and spraying the basting spray on it - flipping it and adding the quilted top and doing the same thing again- do you have to tape the backing to the floor???

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