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Thread: Temporary basting spray adhesive and glue sticks, let's talk!

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    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
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    I have a can of temporary quilt basting spray. I believe it is June Tailer brand. I don't like it. I haven't tried any of the other brands. This is a can I picked up at WM a while back and only recently tried it. It's the only brand I've ever seen.
    I don't know about other brands, but this one really has a strong chemical smell when first sprayed. It doesn't stick very well, especially for paper. I'm making in the hoop (embroidered) ornaments, and needed to glue paper to fabric and fabric to tear away stabilizer. I ended up with very sticky hands and sticky fabric that wouldn't stay where it needed to stay. A mess, mostly.

    I remember reading about using glue sticks, so I used regular, washable Elmer's glue sticks. The result was great. I didn't have any problems with it gumming up the needle or anything, yet, but I only made one ornament with the glue. I prefer to keep on using the glue, but I'm wondering if anyone has had any machine problems from using glue stickes??

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    I've never used glue sticks while sewing. However, I swear by 505 Basting Spray....it works great!

    Here is a nice place to purchase -- and the price is very reasonable:

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...x_TD20276.HTML



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    Thank you for the link, sewjoyce. I will check it out and probably order.

    I've changed my mind on the glue stick, though. It is gumming up the needle and causing me a lot of grief.


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    OH YAY! Sewjoice, I just realized that is from Connecting Threads, and I'm about place an order from them, anyway! THanks!

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    Butter - try ironing butcher paper to the backside of your fabric. It has wax on one side that sticks the paper to the fabric but comes off easily when YOU are ready. I do not embroider (yet!) so hope that works in a HOOP. :-o

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    505 spray...definitely. I haven't found anything better!! I won't use anything else.

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    I use 505, and it is good, but the one I like best is put out by Sullivans, and is called The Original Quilt Basting Spray. It comes in a pink and white can with13 oz in it and it is great! I also use the Elmers glue sticks when doing bindings by hand, and I love it.

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    I am not a big fan of the June Tailor brand of basting spray...it does NOT wash off easily on plastic surfaces or your hands... I sprayed a piece of fabric over an empty garbage can 6 months ago and the sides are still tacky and I have washed it out with hot water and soap numerous times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    OH YAY! Sewjoice, I just realized that is from Connecting Threads, and I'm about place an order from them, anyway! THanks!
    I can ALWAYS find stuff to order from them :lol: :lol: :lol:


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    505 spray is the only one to use....works great and no odors.
    No glue sticks....I like Roxanne's Glue Baste It...costs a little more; but much better to use. Also, try to keep it on the edges and not so far in that you have to stitch on it.
    HAPPY QUILTING !!
    Nancy

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