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Thread: Another use for quilt basting spray :)

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    Another use for quilt basting spray :)

    I bought the most comfortable pair of slip on shoes recently and started to regret that I bought them. Here was the problem...I wear trouser socks all the time (for work) and the slickness of the inside of my shoe rubbing against my socks, made my feet slip around in them, making them not so comfortable by the end of the day. So I thought to myself what can I use until I get some of those inserts???? ding ding ding....basting spray on the bottom of my socks. Works GREAT!!! LOL Who da thunk?? Just wanted to share.
    SUEB

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    Quilters are resourceful people!

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    Wow! Innovative use! I love it!!!

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    Good idea! Also if your hem comes undone, a quick fix would be basting spray. Mmmmmm what else could we use it for???

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    Heck yeah, why not!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    Good idea! Also if your hem comes undone, a quick fix would be basting spray. Mmmmmm what else could we use it for???
    SUEB

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    staples for hems. but not for shoes please. great use of the spray!!

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    What a good idea. I have never even given different uses a thought. Now I will.

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    very clever!
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    however, basting spray is a petroleum based product and could be eating away at the fibers used to make the socks! Would be cheaper to buy a pair of those Dr Scholl things they make to prevent the sliding around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    however, basting spray is a petroleum based product and could be eating away at the fibers used to make the socks! Would be cheaper to buy a pair of those Dr Scholl things they make to prevent the sliding around!
    Now, I'm confused. In another thread someone said that basting spray was a form of a starch and that was why it washed out so easily. I can't imagine a petroleum based product washing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    Now, I'm confused. In another thread someone said that basting spray was a form of a starch and that was why it washed out so easily. I can't imagine a petroleum based product washing out.
    starch???...I don't think starch would work as an adhesive and requie ORMD certification and proper Ventilation to be used! ANY can needing propellant to be SPRAYED is containing a Pertroleum based product. that is what the propellant is!

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    You are so clever!!!
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    Our daughter played basketball all the time in middle school and high school. If the gym floor was really slick, they sprayed the bottom of their shoes with cheap hairspray. I would think this would work in your shoes also.

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    seems to me that if you can't use it on your socks, you couldn't use it on your quilts either.

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    This is an excellent idea too. I will try that next

    Quote Originally Posted by diane Sneed View Post
    Our daughter played basketball all the time in middle school and high school. If the gym floor was really slick, they sprayed the bottom of their shoes with cheap hairspray. I would think this would work in your shoes also.
    SUEB

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    I love I when things have dual purposes.

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    It's safe for our quilting fabric, so why not socks?? Makes good sense to me to use it for that
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    NO damage to my socks. this worked great for the issue.
    SUEB

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    If it might damage sox what does it do to our quilts??

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    Jacquie said the propellant was petroleum based. I researched this. Isobutane is petroleum based. Dimethyl ether is made from coal. These are the most common used ones. Some are made from grain based propane. However the propellants are discharged into the air when they propel the product out of the can. They are not the product itself. That's why someone else said they had heard the temporary spray was a starch product. Other fabric glues are not a starch product and are not temporary, but are still composed of petroleum based ingredients. These products won't digest fabric either on the bottom of a sock or in a quilt sandwich, but a nontemporary glue won't wash out either.
    Last edited by TanyaL; 02-29-2012 at 06:00 AM.

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    FYI to anyone who does not know some of us are terribly allergic to the basting sprays.....I do not know if it affects babies or small children but know for a fact it can trigger extreme breathing problems for adults (me included) so unless you are sure everyone around you is not allergic do not spray it in a crowded room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947 View Post
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    That's so true.

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    Hahaha. Thats great. Love it. I'm going to keep that in mind.
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    Perhaps the propellant is petroleum-based???

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    The propellant for 505

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