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Thread: Basting Spray Help!

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    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
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    I have looked at all kinds of basting spray. The one i like is sulky2000 but it is a tiny can and very expensive. The two others i am interesting in trying are Dritz Spray and Elmer's.
    But both say that they are extremely flamable and to use caution. Have any of you used these and are they safe? I know that manufacturers have to give warnings to protect themselves and i just don't know which to buy at a reasonable cost. Although i like the sulky, it is only enough spray for one queen size quilt. Any suggestions?????

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    Spraying outside (or in a garage with the doors open) would take care of the flammability issue.

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    My favorite is 505, I have no difficulty with this one with my asthma. I spay sparinging downstairs and then leave the area as quickly as I can!

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    The Elmer's one I have is craft spray. It is permanent and not what I would use for quilts. Check to make sure this one is a temporary spray adhesive for quilting :wink:

    I think they are all flammable, most aerosols are :D:D:D

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    Basting sprays are pricey but remember, you don't need to soak the fabric to get it to stick.
    I think I like Sulky best, but Dritz is good, too. You can lessen the cost by using the 40% coupons JoAnns sends in their mailer. These coupons are often in the local newspaper, too. I have friends who don't sew, but save the coupons for me. I use that coupon for the most expensive item I'm buying when at JoAnns.
    one other tip: JoAnns sells a magazine called Fashion Fusion at least once a year. It costs $2.99, but the back cover has six coupons worth 50%, 40%, and 30%. It's usually quietly displayed somewhere near the cutting area. I usually buy several copies when it comes out and keep them in my car. I rarely get out of that store for less than $40 or $50, so that $2.99 saves me a lot of $$. As for toxicity, read the whole label. I have sinus related allergies and have a lot more problems with other peoples' perfumes than my basting spray.

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    I'm asthmatic and use 505! Even when used indoors at church it doesn't bother me ... though I spray it in a different room from where we are sewing.

    ali

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    I use 505 and really like it. I also have asthma and it normally doesn't bother, even when I would use it indoors. However, I used it the other day and have had some very bad asthma spells, as I call them. I have had to use my rescue inhaler several times a day since. Not sure if it was the 505 or all of the leaves/dust blowing outside in the wind lately. If you are concerned about possible health risks, (ie. asthma, COPD, etc.)I would use a disposable face mask. You could probably get them at a pharmacy or even hardware store.

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    I use Sullivan's quilt basting spray that I buy at Walmart. It's a lot less expensive than the others.

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    I love 505. I needed to get some more and couldn't find a good price on it but found a pretty good deal on Sullivans. I haven't gotten it yet but I know a lot of people on here love it. I hope I like it as much as I do 505!!

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    So long as you don't spray next to an open flame and have a well - ventilated area, you should be OK. Be sparing with the spray - you don't have to saturate the quilt with it. I buy the cheap craft spray as I think the minute it has 'art' or 'quilt' written on the can, the price is tripled for the same product.

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    I have used the Dritz with success. It is the least expensive when you use a coupon as I did at Hancock Fabrics. I really like 505 and it comes in 2 sizes.
    Good luck

    judee

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    I started using basting spray about 6 years ago. I don't have a favorite basting spray, I use the cheapest I can find. I used a coupon at JoAnn and bought June Taylor brand, 505 and Sulky KK2000. I like them all. Try not to breathe it... open all doors and windows. Spray and leave the room for a few minutes. The over spray is a good reason to quick mop your floor. If you have carpet, put down a drop cloth to catch it. It's sticky... and it doesn't stop being sticky unless you wash it off. Diluted dish soap takes it right off. Never had a problem with it catching of fire, I don't smoke and there isn't an open flame anywhere near my sewing room.

    If you want to shine up your sewing machine case, hoops and rulers, try Fornby's furniture polish. It cleans & shines plastic and wood without leaving a residue. It's very slick on wood floors, be careful. I tested it. I sprayed a little formby's furniture polish on a soft cloth, and applied it to the wood floor directly under the table, where no one walks. I couldn't push off the floor to slide my chair out. A little too slick. I buffed it off.

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    Thank you all for the info on the basting spray. I will not fear trying them now. I had not heard of Sullivans and my walmart doesn't seem to carry the sprays...i will keep looking.

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    Kind of funny....if I hadn't been reading on this board about basting sprays being flammable I would have totally not read the warnings on the can. And would have been using the spray in my basement sewing room....right next to the gas furnace and the gas water heater!

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    OMG Please be careful we don't need to lose a fellow quilter!

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    I like them all! My only problem - seeing as I like doing big quilts - is that the library frowns on the use of spray in their room with the big tables! Or at least I'm sure they would. Not going back to any other way!

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