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    Basting spray?

    What basting spray do you consider the best?

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    I like 505. It's the only one I tried.
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    I love 505. There's very little, if any, odor and it will keep the layers together. I've used Sullivan's but it's got an odor. Didn't like to use it inside even with the windows open. I can use 505 inside with no problems.

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    I use Mettler's and 505. I like them both and can't tell any difference in them, either in odor or function, so I buy whichever I can get on sale!

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    Thanks for asking this question. I've been hesitant to try using a spray. Does anyone have issues with a spray gumming up your sewing machine? Anything special you do to clean your machine when you use a spray?

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    505 if I want it to be the adhesive for a while; Sulky Temporary if not. I actually prefer Sulky, but it is a short term adhesive only - like a couple of days.

    I haven't had trouble with either gumming up needles.

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    I've only used the one from walmart, dritz I think, it worked great, didn't bother machine. Now I use elmers school glue, waaaaay cheaper and works great!
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    505 or Sullivan's but that has more of an odor.
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    I have only my last can of Sullivan's so I am using it sparingly. I never had any problem gumming up but then I am a light sprayer.
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    I have used 505 and Dritz ( I can use coupon at Jo'ann for both). I like both equally , big tip do not spray too much. Both take a few seconds before they fell tacky , hence the urge to spray more. I pin the perimeter of the sandwich as both will still lift at the edges from repositioning the sandwich while quilting.
    When I found spray basting.... it was life changing for this quilter. I just dreaded sandwiching plus I still got huge puckers on the backside...... now I can proceed with confidence. I do take my cold iron and press the layers and each step , first the backing and the batting gets the iron to really press the fibers together( I flip and check for any signs of a pucker) , then after I spray the next layer and position the top on the batting I use the cold iron again to really adhere the top to the batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharonquilts View Post
    Thanks for asking this question. I've been hesitant to try using a spray. Does anyone have issues with a spray gumming up your sewing machine? Anything special you do to clean your machine when you use a spray?

    Thanks,
    Sharon
    I spray very lightly to sandwich the layers together on a table away from my machine. After it is done, I let the sandwich lay flat on the table or floor overnight before quilting on it. Never had any residue on my machine as the spray is inside the quilt. I will occasionally get a little build up on my machine needle but it comes off easily with my fingers rubbing down the needle. Great stuff!!

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    I have used Sullivan's for a while now - but I used it on a white on white fabric and it stained and the sticky did not wash out. I had read that it was okay to use it to secure stabilizer on machine embroidery. At first I was thrilled how it worked and it stopped the waste of the stabilizer - but the staining was a mega surprise and it stayed sticky even after I washed it. So spray it on the batting - not on your quilt, especially if you use white.

    I liked the 505 but it was so expensive, so will only buy it on sale. And I used the Dritz spray too, but can't always find it. Trying the Sulky brand now since it claims to be concentrated and has a lot less odor than the others. (Good to know about the length of time it lasts, not sure that is mentioned on the can.)

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    505 is my favorite, and I bought some Mettler - also works just fine.

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    I used the glue and sprays and like the spray best. It's faster and would great for me. I haven't had any gummy problems.

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    I use one by June Taylor. This one is nice. Soft even spray.

    I bought the cheapy brand at Joanne's once...it was awful...came out in big glumpy glumps. Blech.
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    Don't really have a preference, I have used june tailor, 101, 505, and sullivans and all have worked but if I had to choose I prefer sullivans, however it is the worst smelling of all 4 but all of them are horrible smelling to me. I have to use them outside. I must be sensitive because people say they can't smell 505, but I can. I have heard good things about mettler but it is super expensive so haven't tried
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    Tell us about the elmers??? I've heard you can dilute it and put it in a spray bottle???
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    I only spray outside! But then I bring it inside to put together.
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    I use 505 and dritz. I like them both

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    I've used 505 and June Tailor (from JoAnns) and while they are both the same price, the JT is a larger can, and seems to last significantly longer. I experience no problems with the needle gumming up with either. Just don't use excessive amounts.

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    I like 505 best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristijoy View Post
    Tell us about the elmers??? I've heard you can dilute it and put it in a spray bottle???
    My question also......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathidahl View Post
    My question also......
    I use the elmers washable school glue, I don't put in a spray bottle, some do, I just dilute it half part glue, half part water, use very hot water, makes it squeeze out really easy. There are several tutorials I think on here and on youtube about using the school glue, make sure it's the washable one!
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    505 only! Sticks well, but can release if one needs to reposition. Little smell. I've never had a problem using it.

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    505 for me too! : )

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