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Thread: Basting Spray????

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    Super Member Christine-'s Avatar
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    Even with pinning, the backing would shift. I use 505 Spray & Fix on every quilt now, it has never failed.

    I like to make lists. I also like to leave them laying on my sewing table and then guess what's on the list while at the fabric store. Fun game.

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    Senior Member peppermint31's Avatar
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    Will be interesting to see how that spray works for you, BellaBoo. Often times companies just have different labels on the same product as it is used for a different purpose!

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    I love the 505 for smaller projects but have trouble doing bed size quilts with it. I have seen demonstrations on how to do it but wasn't practicable for my space. The best price for me was Walmart.com but in Texas Walmart won't ship it through the mail or Ups. I was able to order it from another source but was slow in coming.

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    So happy to find this thread. I have the same questions and am typing off small quilts for the first time where you sew around and turn right side out. I'm definitely going to try this as I've been struggling with pins/basting. Love quilters opinions, that' who I trust to guide me from their experiences. Thanks all.

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    Super Member d.rickman's Avatar
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    I love spray basting - here's how I do it:

    First lay on paper or something you can wash - I use paper (Moving/packing paper) lay down a few sheets just
    so they are about 15" beyond the edge of your quilt background.
    Then lay your batting on top of the background fabric.

    Turn over both of those so the batting is now on the bottom, smoothing out the bottom bat,
    then lay your background fabric with the right side up - facing you
    Fold the background fabric in half so the bottom of your quilt is closest to you and
    the left and right sides are on your left and right sides of your body then LIGHTLY SPRAY
    the batting - now fold the background fabric back over the sprayed batting and be
    sure that you do not press it down until you have smoothed it down starting at the
    fold and working your way to the bottom of the quilt.

    Now spin around your quilt, so the top is the next area you are going to spray
    fold back the background fabric and again SPRAY LIGHTLY on the batting,
    now fold the background fabric over the sprayed batting and smooth as you go without
    pressing it down.

    When you are happy that all the creases are gone, then flip your quilt over
    so now the unsprayed side of the batting is on the top facing you.

    Put the top (your fabric that you made the top out of) on top of the batting,
    and fold in half, then do the same LIGHTLY SPRAY baste, on the batting only...
    and fold your top back to cover the top of your quilt - repeat for the other
    end and once you are satisfied you can smooth down - now it will not move
    and you can quilt it using your stippling foot. Start your quilting in the middle
    of your quilt - when you get to the outside - I run a basting machine stitch
    along the outside just to hold down the fabric about 1/8" in from the edge.

    You are ready to "Square up your quilt" - first measure across the middle of your quilt
    then measure across the bottom and lastly measure across the top and adjust your quilt
    before you put on your binding.

    If you have lightly sprayed, then it will not gum up your needle. I'm not really
    good at explaining to I hope you can understand my version.
    Quilting People are the Best, Have a great sewing day!

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    Super Member sewbeadit's Avatar
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    Elaine433, thank you for this explanation I couldn't figure out how you were supposed to layer it with sticky stuff and not get a great big mess. This helped me a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elaine433 View Post
    I use 505 and love it. My husband helps me when I need to sandwich a quilt. We lay out the backing on the wood floor and use masking tape to hold it in place. Next we lay the batting and then the quilt top. We fold back the top 2 layers to the half mark and spray the batting only. Smooth the batting over the back and spray the top side of the batting. Smooth the quilt top over the batting and repeat for the other half of the quilt. After all is in place, we remove the masking tape and flip over to make sure the backing is smooth.
    The best thing about the spray is it can be repositioned if you need to. It will not gum up the needle as long as you do
    no spray too heavily. Learned this from experience. I buy it online when I am buying other things and find discounts. I pay approx. 12.00 a can. I can will do about 3-4 throw size quilts.
    W. Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeMaris View Post
    Ok, I have never used basting spray. Was wondering if it would do what I need and want it to do.....which of course are 2 different things...LOL.

    Any ideas, suggestions, pros, cons and etc....will be greatly appreciated.

    I plan to top stitch something that will be turned over to the top and then stitched very very close to the edge. Don't know if it will work or not but will try at least one or two small projects this way to see if it works if not I will figure something else out.

    Will the basting spray gum up my machine needle??? Will it stick to the table or anywhere else I am spraying if there is an over spray? Does it clean up easy if there is an over spray? Is it a permanent bond or just temporary until stitched in place?

    Again, any suggestions, ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    I love Sulky basting spray. It doesn't gum up your needle. I do spray on under side of fabric. Another tip is I also use glue stick, especially when it's close to the edge like you're talking about. Good luck!
    Love 4 stchen

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    Senior Member Marni's Avatar
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    I love basting spray-so handy for so many things-and it is expensive here in Canada-but a little seems to go a long way.
    It's not a stash-it's a fabric library!

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    I love it for small projects or crib size. I haven't figured out how I would do it with a larger quilt. Make sure you don't spray near your sewing machine. My friend sells Janome and says techinicians REALLY don't like the problems that leaves.

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