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Old 11-28-2008, 07:02 PM
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I tried it once and my needle was very gummy after.

Maybe I sprayed to much. Though I thought I was spraying a very light coat.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:55 PM
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I've been curious a long time about basting spray. Does it stay in until you wash it? I've gonna have a queen size to hand quilt soon. I'm thinking about getting a thick quilting hoop with a stand or a PVC frame. Either way, I'd like to try that basting spray. I don't have a lot of time to sit and quilt each day. It may take me months to finish hand quilting it. Will basting spray stay in that long or should I continue to pin or thread baste?
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:58 PM
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I take a long time hand quilting, a year or more, and have no problems with the basting spray holding. I have used Sullivan's on more than 7 quilts now, but I'm going to try 505 on the current one I'm piecing now.
I used to use the "gun" to tack the quilt, but I kept poking my hand, and, Oh, I don't know, I just didn't like it. It took too long and hurt my back. This only takes minutes.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:24 AM
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It sounds like a good thing to try. I might have to make a secret trip to JoAnn's when I'm out Christmas shopping for hubby and the kids.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:36 PM
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I will have to try this. I am going to go to Shadow's and let her do the first one for me - I am a visual person. I'll be there in the spring Shadow!!!

Thanks for such great directions.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:56 PM
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Carol certain kinds like 505 say right on the back that they wont gum up your needle. I use Krylon and my can doesn't say that. With the Krylon I can see a little bit of gumy on the needle after my sewing machine has embroidered a whole bunch, but I don't have trouble when I'm using it to baste. The lure half the price keeps me going back.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:10 PM
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I've been reading this thread with great interest. I found I had a can of basting spray that I had forgotten about and never used. So I sprayed a lap quilt this afternoon. Is it really true that I don't have to pin anything now? I still have it laying on the floor. I'm scared to pick it up. So, I can just pick it up and start quilting? This sounds too good to be true.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:30 PM
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Maybe I should let it dry a bit before sewing.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by johnette
I've been reading this thread with great interest. I found I had a can of basting spray that I had forgotten about and never used. So I sprayed a lap quilt this afternoon. Is it really true that I don't have to pin anything now? I still have it laying on the floor. I'm scared to pick it up. So, I can just pick it up and start quilting? This sounds too good to be true.
Yes! pick up and go for it. I thought the same thing the first time. "to good to be true" But it is true. As soon as you have smoothed out the fabric it is ready to quilt. IT'S GREAT!
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:35 PM
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sewsewquilter is completely right on this one. No worries, dig right on in and start quilting. When mine are "fresh sprayed" the smell can cling a little bit, but that goes away quickly. The hold on the other hand smooth it and your good to go. I pick mine up right off the floor and haul it to the sewing machine. :)
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