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Basting- pins vs spray or? What do you do?

Old 12-19-2017, 04:49 AM
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I only l use Elmer's school glue for basting now. It is the best method for me.
Spray basting always seemed so messy, I have trouble controlling the overspray and it is expensive.

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Old 12-19-2017, 05:29 AM
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I do like spray basting but don't like the smell, the cost, and the "overspray", so I don't use it very often. I absolutely HATE pin basting, I thread baste my quilts.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:36 AM
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I hated pin basting but that was the way I was taught originally. Never got really good results with it. Once I tried 505 spray, I NEVER went back. Spray basting is the only way to go!!
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For hand quilts I hand baste, for machine quilts I use either Fusiboo (fusible batting) or pins. You mentioned my absolute least favorite part of the quilting process I don't like that spray stuff.

To the person who wanted to know how not to run into your pins, I just slow it down as I near one and then take it out.

I bought a big bag of ear plugs on Ebay for 3.98 and they work great with straight pins.

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Old 12-19-2017, 06:50 AM
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I didn't do well with spray. I only tried it once and it made a mess on my floor. Maybe I should rephrase that. I made a mess. I use pins on small quilts and hand baste larger quilts. I belong to a hand quilting group and can take the larger ones there for basting.
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:01 AM
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505 basting spray all the way for me. I doubt I would be a quilter if I had to pin or hand baste. I am not overly sensitive and don't find it smelly, nor do I have a problem with overspray. I also bought out the Mettler spray when Hancocks went out of business - like that one too.
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:04 AM
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Ruby2shoes - I wonder if your glue wasn’t fully dried? Just a thought.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:59 AM
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Basting is my least favourite part of quilting. I am lucky to have enough room and I bought a HQ 16 second hand 18 months ago and have not looked back.

505 works well, but I get migraines from the fumes, even using it outdoors.

Elmers glue works a charm for small projects.

Pins hurt my hands.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
I hated pin basting but that was the way I was taught originally. Never got really good results with it. Once I tried 505 spray, I NEVER went back. Spray basting is the only way to go!!
I would have written this exact same statement :-)
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Yep, Sullivan's for me!
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