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Thread: Is 505 Basting Spray still "the best"?

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    Is 505 Basting Spray still "the best"?

    I have been using Sullivan's...its ok, but I think it might gum up the needle some more than i'd like. At one point, 505 was considered the best but that was years ago now. Is there something newer that works as well? I do occasionally use elmer's washable glue but would like a handy spray-on product to use outdoors.
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    I still use 505. Interested in what others say.
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    505 is my go to.

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    505 here too ...

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    I use 505. In fact, I just spray basted a quilt with it last weekend. I'm quilting it now
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    I use both 505 and Dritz Adhesive Spray. I don't have any issues with either though Dritz dries faster, IMO.
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    agree about the sullivans spray baste im not having a whole lot of problems every now and then i will get a skip stitch probably the needle gumming up won't buy it anymore i agree with teen on the dritz use to use it all the time untill it got so expensive never tried 505 have it on my shopping list for my next quilt
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    I quit using Sullivan when it turned my white fabric yellow. I had sprayed it directly onto the fabric instead of the batting and it yellowed horribly and stayed sticky. It did not wash out and I contacted the Mfg with no response. Like Dritz and 505 when I can get it on sale or with a mega coupon.

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    In my opinion it's the best. I use it exclusively :-)

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    Thank you everyone!! So I will go with the 505 and maybe keep some dritz around also. No more Sullivan's.
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    505 or Sulky are the best to me.

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    I use 505. I have not had any problems with it.

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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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    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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    I use and like Sullivan's and never found it gummed up the needle. Are you perhaps over-spraying?
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    I use 505 and love it.
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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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    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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    I also wait a few hours before sewing. sort of letting the spray dry...

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Sew N View Post
    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
    I checked out the youtube chatterbox quilting site and I will definitely give this a try and make my own. Seems easy enough. Thanks for the tip

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    I love 505 basting spray but it is so expensive in Canada - $40.00 for the larger size. June Tailor's basting spray is also very good and again very expensive in Canada. Luckily I ordered several cans of both the last time we were in AZ.

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    I use June Tailor's. It is less expensive and I have had no porblems using it.

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    I like the spray in the blue can at walmarts, it doesn't gum up your needles and it works great. The price is nice as well.
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    I've tried several different brands of basting spray. I've come back to 505. I like it the best.
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