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Thread: Who does not use quilt basting spray and why not?

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    Senior Member Butterfli19's Avatar
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    Just to hear from the other side. I was just at Ben Franklin and they had the 505 for 12.99 and I didn't buy it. It also felt really light. I guess I expected it to feel more like a can of spray starch.

    So those of you who don't spray-baste, why don't you?

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    I don't use it because I already have the supplies for hand basting - and I am too cheap to buy another product when I can use what I have. (I sure did wish I had some last night after crawling around on the floor basting the over-size twin quilt I am working on) :lol:

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    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.

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    I actually just started using it and love it. I had so much trouble with just pins. It would always shift. Now I use both.
    Judy In Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.
    WHAT?! :shock: :shock: Really?! :shock: I remember that stuff; it was bullet proof! :lol: And, it's still available, huh? How do you know it is safe for your fabrics and sewing machine? Does it wash out completely? Inquiring minds would like to know. Thanks so much. Look forward to being enlightened. :)

    Karla in CO

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    I pin-baste. Have not found a reason to venture off that path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.
    WHAT?! :shock: :shock: Really?! :shock: I remember that stuff; it was bullet proof! :lol: And, it's still available, huh? How do you know it is safe for your fabrics and sewing machine? Does it wash out completely? Inquiring minds would like to know. Thanks so much. Look forward to being enlightened. :)

    Karla in CO
    I have never had any problems with it. It does wash out easily and I have had no ill effects on my fabrics. Try a small project though. I have not used it on large quilts.

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    when i started quilting again about l0 yrs ago, i tried the spray basting. maybe because i also used spray starch on my fabric as i worked, it didn't work. i never had good luck with the whole sandwich staying in place for me to roll, and quilt myself on my home sewing machine.

    i had much better luck using saft. pins, and placing lots of pins, all close. and i like fishing wts, to use as my quilt rests on the table overnite, before i pin the whole top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I pin-baste. Have not found a reason to venture off that path.
    Same here. I have a home-made cutting table, and I can enlarge it to 4' x 8'. I use starch and lots of safety pins, haven't needed to use basting spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.

    :shock: So how do you do it?????Do you spray the backing then put the batting on top then spray the batting and put the quilt top on top??? how long until it dries?????? this is interesting!!!!!!!!!

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