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Is 505 Basting Spray still "the best"?

Old 05-15-2018, 03:06 PM
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505 or Sulky are the best to me.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:38 PM
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I use 505. I have not had any problems with it.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:39 PM
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505 is my #1 choice too!!
Had a bad experience with another, and haven't tried any others since
(but I know it was not Sullivan's).

For the needle gumming ....
I just keep some alcohol swabs handy and wipe off if/when it happens.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:31 AM
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I agree 505 is excellent. Lately I've been using June Taylor (50% at JoAnn's) and have been very pleased with the results. It seems that a can of it lasts twice as long as 505. Doesn't overspray, not odorous, no gumming.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:25 AM
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I use and like Sullivan's and never found it gummed up the needle. Are you perhaps over-spraying?
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:41 PM
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I use 505 and love it.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:49 PM
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Hmmm! So happy I read these posts. I have been using Sullivan's exclusively, however, I am almost out of my supply. I'm ready to try 505. Never occurred to me that the skipped stitches could be caused by the spray. Thanks everyone. Love it here on this Board!
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:05 PM
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I like 505 because it is low odor (at least I think so) but I like Sullivan's also as it is a bit cheaper. I have not had any gumming problems.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:06 PM
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I also wait a few hours before sewing. sort of letting the spray dry...
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:59 AM
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I like 505 and have used it up until 2 weeks ago. I happened upon a U-Tube called Chatterbox Quilting and learned how to make homemade spray baste. It works, its cheap and I can do this all inside without a worry about overspray! The best trick to the recipe is to make it at night and let it cool to room temperature before adding last ingredient. This has been a game changer and I have already made two batches! Great stuff
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