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Old 11-26-2008, 08:36 AM
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I hate having to pin my quilts. I have seen this advertised as a way to bypass having to pin. Has anyone tried it? What do you think? Hancocks has it on sale right now and I am thinking of trying it. What do you all think?
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:38 AM
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I tried it for the first time and I love it. I am certainly not an expert after one time but I was well pleased.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:41 AM
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I love the basting spray! A little goes a long way. Spray very lightly. Be in a well ventilated area! Read the can. It is easy to smooth out wrinkles.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:41 AM
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i tried it on my last 2 quilts after 4 years of pin basting and I am THRILLED with it! I can't believe I spent so many years pin basting when something so much easier and quicker was right there! I use the quilt basting spray brand (i believe that it is the "original" brand) which I purchased at Hancock Fabric for about 8.99 a can when it was on sale. I will use it again for other projects that I don't quilt on my frame.

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Old 11-26-2008, 08:48 AM
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I have used it for years. I am not going back to pinning. be careful of overspray, I spread "painting sheets" around the edges so I don't get any spray on the carpet, floor, etc. Lots of ventilation is important, don't use too much spray. It helps if you have a helper for lap size and larger. I have trained my DH very well as well as my sons girlfriend. They have even done a few with my watching!!! When you have two of you working it goes really fast and smooth. My favorite is the 505 spray, which unfortunately is a little more expensive.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:00 AM
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I use 505 basting spray, but then I pin too.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:49 AM
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I love basting spray. After being pinned in my everythings... I get mine at Michael's because it costs less there than at Joanns (and you get more). DH helps with with anything bigger than a baby blanket, and we spread newspapers out to catch the overspray. If any does get on the wood foor a little dawn on a dishrag and the sticky is completely gone.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:51 AM
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I do lots of quilts and use the basting spray on all of them. I get puckers otherwise. I'd hate to be without it! I even used it on my daughters queen sized quilt with no prolem. Good luck :!:
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:49 PM
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OK. I'm going for it. I am using it on my bowling quilt. It's king size so this is the ultimate test. Thanks for all the input. You guys are the greatest.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:26 PM
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Where can I get it for the best price, and what is the best?
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