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Thread: Is basting quilt spray

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    really as good as everyone is saying?

    I noticed that Joann Fabric has June Taylor Basting Spray 12 oz can is on sale - for $5.49.

    Is it worth trying? What does everyone feel are the pros and cons of using this instead of pins.

    Thanks

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    I looove it

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    I love it too. Just make sure to protect the areas around your quilt (floors, tables) from overspray with newspaper or sheets. I do a bit of pinning with it, but my quilting has much improved with the spray for my quilt sandwiches.

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    uh-oh....the can is open...here comes the worms...LOL

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    I love basting spray ,I;m trying to finish a quilt that I pin basted,never again

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    I love basting spray! The trick to using the June Taylor spray is to shake it really well. Shake with one hand until your arm is tired...then shake in the other hand until that arm is tired! Then it is perfect! After you spray - let it rest a few minutes to get tacky before you begin layering the quilt sandwich.

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    Love, love, love it!:)

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    Yep! It can be messy but it sure beats pinning.

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    Yes, you do have to shake the June Tailor one til your arm is tired - a full two minutes!

    I basted six quilts in two days a couple weeks back and even though I was very careful about aiming the spray, I have a mist on virtually everything in my living room, including my glasses, which were sitting on a shelf two feet above and five feet away from my basting table. That's not so funny, and I will never use it in my house, again - only in the garage.

    But, it is SUCH an easy way to baste - I wouldn't give it up! And that price is really great - I think I paid $11.49 each for the last two cans I bought.

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    I love the basting spray too!

    Be sure to ventilate well! One of our guild members managed to get a good dose of the fumes and ended up very very sick.

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    So there is no pinning needed

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    I love it too, but I do prefer the 505. It is pricey, but it has much less odor and I think is very forgiving of re placing and delays in getting the quilt done. Patsy Thompson recommends and she knows her stuff!

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    I love it too - but I always need another person to help me to avoid unwanted wrinkles and we wear dust masks to keep the glue from going up the nose. The ventilation is important also, but the mask is very beneficial.

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    you need to tape down your backing, and make sure to be in a well ventilated area. Not good for asthmatics though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie
    I love it too, but I do prefer the 505. It is pricey, but it has much less odor and I think is very forgiving of re placing and delays in getting the quilt done. Patsy Thompson recommends and she knows her stuff!
    I also prefer the 505. I've used Sullivans, June Taylor and 505 and all work, but I prefer the 505 for less smell and easier placement. I will never pin a quilt again!

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    I highly recommend it.

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    I love the 505 and buy the big cans from jhittle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    So there is no pinning needed
    I use a few pins, just because. . . . But make sure that where ever you spray it, have GOOD ventalation. I have asthma, and that stuff just about kills me, but it works great!! :roll:

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    Thanks for the tip. I will try this product.

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    I love it!

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    I can't find a con except maybe that it's messy when being sprayed. I spray on a tarp (used just for this) in the driveway on a non-windy day. And walk on the three layers when they're together with sock feet.....I have absolutely no problems with quilting later. I really like it since it's FAST!!!!!

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    I LOVE it!

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    I love it, but for bigger quilts, I still pin, too

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    Its great just keep away from machines when spraying

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    If you can find a way to baste outdoors I would do that. It will be better for your lung health and easier to clean up any mistakes. Garage can be a good area with the door open if you have a table to set you stuff on.

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