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Old 04-09-2019, 09:29 AM
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I've been using 505 Temporary Adhesive spray in quilts now and then, and I always wash the completed quilt before giving it to anyone, particularly babies. More recently I've been using the same product for machine embroidery. It's great for keeping the stabilizer firmly in contact with stretchy fabric, such as a t-shirt. However, because these embroidered items are not sandwiched, after they are washed I'm able to see and feel the back where the spray was. I was dismayed to discover that the spray does not wash out as I always assumed it would. That means all the quilts that I have spray basted have gone into use with this chemical inside of them. It was only then that I noticed the product actually says you are supposed to dry clean to remove the spray! Who dry cleans quilts or t-shirts?!!!

I don't remember this from other brands of spray products and don't have any around at the moment for comparison. If you have some other brand, please check and post what they say about removal.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:34 AM
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I do remember hearing that. Honestly, I've never worried that much about it. With all the chemicals used in the processing of fabrics and probably batting, I never felt this was a problem for me.
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my [June] Tailor basting spray says it can be left in the quilt or laundered.
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OMG, I haved used this product for years!!! Learn something new everyday!!!!
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:21 AM
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Good to know and good thing I just spot spray my quilt layers. My large quilts are dry cleaned since they are too big for machine but not my others... Maybe I'll go back to pinning or check out QuiltnNan's product.
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I'm amazed how many people baste with 505. After making a small
sandwich and washing it, I never wanted to use it to baste my quilts.
I prefer to use Elmer's Washable glue. At least I know the glue will
wash away.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:46 PM
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For all the people who spray baste using 505, have we heard anyone with concerns after laundering?
Not that I recall.

While I can't get inside the quilt to see if the adhesive is actually removed,
for sure, after washing/drying the quilt feels as though it is gone.

Sure, maybe I am living in a world of ignorance, but in the bigger scheme of things,
I'm not sure this is a huge concern .... at least to me it is not!

That is, unless and/or until someone convinces me otherwise.

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Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
I'm amazed how many people baste with 505. After making a small
sandwich and washing it, I never wanted to use it to baste my quilts.
I prefer to use Elmer's Washable glue. At least I know the glue will
wash away.
I want to use Elmer's glue for basting. Is there a tut somewhere on how you mix it up? What are the portions of water - glue? And do you use a regular spray bottle.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
For all the people who spray baste using 505, have we heard anyone with concerns after laundering?
Not that I recall.

While I can't get inside the quilt to see if the adhesive is actually removed,
for sure, after washing/drying the quilt feels as though it is gone.

Sure, maybe I am living in a world of ignorance, but in the bigger scheme of things,
I'm not sure this is a huge concern .... at least to me it is not!

That is, unless and/or until someone convinces me otherwise.
Oh boy. Why did I open that can of worms? LOL

There are several reasons why I don't use 505. When I made that
sample with white fabric I could see the glue still in there after
washing. Maybe I did something wrong but I stayed away afterwards.
I also don't like the fumes. To each his/her own.
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Originally Posted by cindyb View Post
I want to use Elmer's glue for basting. Is there a tut somewhere on how you mix it up? What are the portions of water - glue? And do you use a regular spray bottle.
Here are a few tutorials. Remember there are no rules. You just have to try until you
find what works for you. I prefer to use clamps when basting my quilts.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate.
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