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Thread: How To Baste A Quilt Using Spray Starch

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    How To Baste A Quilt Using Spray Starch

    Okay, call me crazy ( I take no offense to that anyway ! ) , but I made a very awesome mistake turned light bulb moment today ! While I was going through getting my quilt blocks sandwiched to do my QAYG quilt I am working on, I was happily spraying and pressing away till the phone rang and disrupted me. When I went back to finish , I started out where I left off, going about spraying and pressing again, until I looked at the can that was in my hand. It had suddenly dawned on me that I was spraying with the purple can (Easy On Spray Starch ), and not the red ( 505 Basting Spray ) ! Not ony that, but my can of 505 was still sitting on my wine rack ( they make awesome can holders btw ! )I had not been using it all day ! I thought to myself, CRAP ! Actually I said that out loud LOL. But Here I was thinking I was going to have to go back and redo ALL those blocks all over again ! But, amazingly enough ... I didn't ! Check out the video below to see my new favorite ( and budget friendly ) way to baste !

    Last edited by PatriceJ; 02-28-2014 at 10:22 AM.
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    Great find. Will have to try this.
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    Thank you for this interesting video. I will be basting today. Starch is so much easier to purchase.
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    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 !
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    This I am going to have to try! Thanks for posting! Much appreciated.

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    and I've never seen a red 505 basting spray can. mine is mainly yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    and I've never seen a red 505 basting spray can. mine is mainly yellow.
    The BIG cans ( 20 oz ) are red. I used to be able to get them at sewforless.com in bulk, but they do not offer them in bulk anymore unfortunately. All the instructions are in Italian, French and Spanish LOL, so it was a good thing I did not need to read them off the cans !
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    I just watched your video. Thanks for the information. I'll be trying this method. I've pinned your page on Pintrest so I can see some of your other work. Thanks again. Happy Quilting!
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    Thank you for sharing this. I'll definitely be using starch instead of the more pricey basting spray.
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    Very interesting. Thanks for the tut. Would this work on a big quilt?
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