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Thread: How To Baste A Quilt Using Spray Starch

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    As was mentioned above, I have not used this method on a large project , only on my 18 inch blocks for my current QAYG project. All 25 blocks stood up to quilting without anything shifting and came out beautifully crisp and flat.

    As someone else mentioned, even if you only used this method for smaller projects, think of the basting spray that saves you to use on your larger ones. Every little bit saved adds up , and being on a fixed income , I love knowing I can save in one area to give me more to use in another !
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlightlyOffQuilter View Post
    Another cost saving method for the starch is to invest in a Misto bottle. I bought mine on Amazon, they are made to use in the kitchen for cooking oils. You put the liquid into the bottle then pump the lid to build the air pressure so it works just like an aerasol can, only with no added chemicals and it is refillable ! Mine currently has elmers glue / water mix in it, but let me tell you it is getting soaked and washed to be used for starch now instead !
    What is your ratio of elmers to water in your mix? I tried my mixture in a spritz bottle and could only manage to get a steady stream rather than the wide spray that I wanted. (Yes, the nozzle was turned to spray!!)

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    Thanks sewwwwww much! I just emptied my 505 spray can and was thinking about the possibility of a more reasonably priced basting tool. I will be trying this this weekend! Thanks again!

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    Thanks so much for this tip and for posting the video. I also loved your other videos. You are one of the reasons that this board is so great!

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    I will have to try it...Thanks for sharing..

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    Holy cow!!!! Does it work on large quilts or do you recommend just qayg blocks? Awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by copehome View Post
    What is your ratio of elmers to water in your mix? I tried my mixture in a spritz bottle and could only manage to get a steady stream rather than the wide spray that I wanted. (Yes, the nozzle was turned to spray!!)
    The only spray bottle I have found that even likes the elmers / water mix without a stream is the Misto bottle, It acts like an aerosol can, only without the chemicals. As for the ratio, I use the marks on a bottled water bottle so I am not sure exactly but honestly it has to be somewhere around 1 part glue 4 parts water. The Misto bottle really makes it coat evenly and a little glue goes a long way. I HATE regular spray bottles they are way too messy for me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by linynp View Post
    Holy cow!!!! Does it work on large quilts or do you recommend just qayg blocks? Awesome!!
    I have not used it myself on a large project yet, but I always machine baste any project as well even when I use 505 or Elmer's . I like added security LOL.
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    This is really interesting! I will need to give this a try. Thanks for the post and the idea!

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    My computer just shows a blank screen that says" No video with supported format and MIME type found??????? Would love to see the video, is there somewhere else to find it????? Thank you!
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