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    Have you ever used the quilt basting spray for laying out clothing patterns?

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    Isn't the pattern paper a little thin for that?

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    Ooh, I think that would make a sticky mess!

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    I don't think that would work at all....

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    i would not try it with the origonal tissue --but if you trace the pattern on vilene i think it might work

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    your fabric will be sticky, not sure how well that may work while trying to handle it... :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by many craft person
    Have you ever used the quilt basting spray for laying out clothing patterns?
    Yeah that was a dumb question wasn't it? :XD:

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    OMG!! I hate that stuff... I bought a can of temp basteing spray and that is the darnest stuff to get off.... I use tweezers to hold small items wheile I spray,, and I have usd acetone, alchol, goo gone, WD 40 and LOTS of elbow grease....
    I freq will trace a pattern onto freezer paper and them iron it on to the fabric.... works great once..... after than I"m back to pinning.. but I usually dont make too many clothes these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    your fabric will be sticky, not sure how well that may work while trying to handle it... :D:D:D
    Oh yeah, that too! :lol:

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    I much prefer to trace the pattern on to freezer paper, then iron the freezer paper on to the fabric. I'm too lazy to pin! :)

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    I made a muslin pattern for aprons and I did use a little 505 spray to help spread out the pieces nice and neat.

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    I wouldn't recommend it ~ but I do iron my pattern pieces to make them flatter, and if I have to do alterations, I use the pattern copying stuff in the interfacing section... that sticks to the fabric by itself really well, no mess, way less pins too

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    I wouldn't recommend it ~ but I do iron my pattern pieces to make them flatter, and if I have to do alterations, I use the pattern copying stuff in the interfacing section... that sticks to the fabric by itself really well, no mess, way less pins too
    That's what I use.

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    I iron fusible interfacing to all my tissue patterns. They don't rip and much easier to work with and they last forever.

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    Not a good idea ....

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    The Dritz spray lists that as one of the things you can do with it. I did use it once when cutting out a teddy bear of the fur type fabric. It was my first experience with spray. I found that if I sprayed just a dot on the fabric, then put the pattern down it was ok. No problem peeling the pattern piece off after. My hands were quite sticky though. I must have used the rest on quilts and have not bought the Dritz again. I usually get the June Tailor.

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    I make patterns out of newspaper paper still on the roll not printed, they give the stuff away by the roll at our local newspaper. Anyway I spray basting spray right on the paper and it works great! No pinning required.

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    No I don't think would use it.

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    This reply is for blutedie--get a glue stick--works much better for small pieces and I got several in the scrapbook section of WalMart for $1 each. Called the company (Scotch) and was told that all their glue sticks were water soluable. Didn't say on the package.
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    I have used spray when making satin, silk, or velvet evening gowns. I spray a very lightly on the back or the fabric, then place the pattern on the back side of the fabric. I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS test on a scrap of fabric first to make sure it does not stain.
    I don't remember which spray I have used. It has been at more than 10 years since I have made an evening gown, so I don't remember much about how I did it. Just a tiny bit of spray and then lightly smoothed the pattern onto the back of the fabric. I think I used a spray that went away in the air, so it wasn't sticky. However, all the gowns were lined.

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    When I learned to sew basting spray hadn't been invented yet. Probably wouldn't have tried it though. I didn't even know about pinning. We layed the pattern out on the fabric and used table knives to hold the pattern down (for the weight). Patterns were to be used many times and there was no way we would destroy one by sticking pins in it! I still prefer weighting my pattern rather than pinning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by many craft person
    Have you ever used the quilt basting spray for laying out clothing patterns?
    Id trace the pattern on to freezer paper and press to fabric.

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    jazzy509-- that is what I was going to suggest. I used to work at a retail fabric store and suggested this to a customer. She returned to the store a year later, I was working, recognized her, she couldn't thank me enough. The pattern had to be altered and adjusted; worked so good, she had used it several times. Just the little things in life, are amazing, even if it came from the grocery store. None of the waxy side adhered to the flannel/cotton fabric that was used. Also, the freezer pattern, can be used over and over.
    Caution: spray adhesive could cause problems with sewing machine.

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    I do a fair amount of sewing from patterns (clothes, etc.) and never use more than two pins per pattern piece. Those are used to keep the piece on the fabric grain and I usually pin right through the grain "arrow."

    After that, it's pattern weights. You only need one set as that's about all the room you have to spread anyway - the garment length, width, etc.

    In fact, I was thinking of doing up some nice shapes of something, filling them with birdseed (nice weighting in that), and setting them out in a basket for display when not in use.

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    I haven't sewn from a clothing pattern since waaaay before the invention of basting spray LOL. Started quilting regularly and immediately disposed of all patterns and sewing notions.
    My friends and relatives don't even ask me to sew a buton. The only exception is my girl scout granddaughter (I sew her patches) LOL

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