Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3
Results 51 to 61 of 61

Thread: Basting Sprays

  1. #51
    Senior Member JHolm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Stoughton, WI
    Posts
    412
    I don't know if Hobby Lobby carries 505 but I do know one can will do a queen size quilt.

  2. #52
    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Newfoundland Canada
    Posts
    1,705
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    There is an interesting segment on The Quilt Show that shows hanging the quilt on the wall to spray baste. I havn't tried it but looks easy. yes you need to protect the table with paper or sheet or something. I basted on plywood that I put on the dining table with paper around the edges. . Learned that the most important thing is doing sections at the time and really smooth it down. I taught a class in which groups of students worked on spray basting tops for the class. Discovered that all spray basters are not equal. Some of the tops were well smoothed and other were not. Next time I will have only the quilter to do his or her own quilt. Then no one but themselves to blame if it doesn't come out correct.
    I spray baste on the wall and love it. I will continue to wall-baste until I get my long-arm! Which could be quite awhile!

  3. #53
    Super Member mjsylvstr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Spring Lake, NJ
    Posts
    2,462
    I set up saw-horses in the garage and place plywood ( or whatever) on them, cover with a sheet and spray away.

    Spraying outdoors is suggested !!!!!!!!
    or well ventilated area......

    Do it in sections...from center out to one edge and then the other end...works great and then the sheet goes right in the washer......

    Works just fine.

  4. #54
    Super Member fireworkslover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Posts
    1,653
    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    i have 3large,full cans ofbasting sprays...2 june tailor,1sullivans.the problem is that they were bought before y husband died in '91.have not even turned on my machines up until my bf "nagged me into quilting again !do i dare use them,should i test them on something just to be sure they won't ruin something ?or just pitch them ?i really want to try the 505,but hate to throw the rest away !!
    I had a small can of Sulky spray I used on a 40" X 60" quilt top this last spring. I had no trouble with it, but did test it out on some scrap fabric first. It was at least 10 years old.

  5. #55
    Super Member sewingladydi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Woodhaven, Michigan
    Posts
    1,981
    No, I haven't found any that works with poly batting. I've got a lot of poly to use up.

    But when I use the spray with warm n natural or warm blend, it's great, but I do pin the perimeter.

    I haven't tried the 505 though everyone swears by it. I use the June Taylor because I can use a coupon at Joann's so it's cheap.

  6. #56
    Super Member quiltingfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Posts
    1,060
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by LUV2QLT
    I appreciate all the responses to my questions - now a couple more questions on the same subject - does the basting spray work OK with the polyester high loft batting? That's what I have already purchased and prepared for this current quilt. This is a full size quilt - does the basting spray work OK on that size - or should it just be reserved for smaller projects?
    Just finished a king and it did great with the high loft in fact I used to battings in it and not a problem. Hope this helps. I am definitively a fan of basting spray now. Had to mop my floors when done but worth the effort.

  7. #57
    Senior Member stitchingmemories's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    472
    Well, I went to Hobby Lobby and they had (1) can of June Taylor. I will just make the trip to Handcocks tomorrow. Our Handcocks is a very old building and their stock seems just as old with very little of the newer fabrics and what they have is unorganized and messy so I won't be tempted to buy much. haha

  8. #58
    Marquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    113
    I have been following this discussion with great interest, since I too saw that demo on The Quilt Show. It looked so easy! And the pin basting is a right pain.

    But I have some further questions on the "highly flammable" bit.

    First, I smoke. Now of course I am not stupid enough to light up a cigarette and start spraying my quilts with this stuff. My questions are about the residue.

    If I were to try this, I'd definitely do it out on the deck with something underneath to catch the overspray. I'm thinking a tarp maybe, since I've got a couple of spare ones around. But will the residue on the tarp (or any that might get on the deck) still be highly flammable? And what about my quilt? Or is it just the propellants that are so dangerous?

    I tend to worry way too much about the warnings on the labels of anything, even though I know a lot of it is to distance the manufacturers from any possible liability. Still though, I'd just as soon not become a torch. LOL

  9. #59
    Super Member Melinda in Tulsa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Posts
    4,493
    Blog Entries
    62
    For what it's worth, I'm a smoker too and I've never had any problems with it. I don't smoke while I'm spraying tho!

  10. #60
    Marquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    113
    Thank you Melinda! Your reply is worth a lot to me. It's exactly what I needed to know. Now, to find a can of the stuff to try it out for myself...

  11. #61
    Senior Member stitchingmemories's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    472
    Well, I went to my Handcocks yesterday and they only carry Sullivans. I bought some just because it was either that or order online. We'll see how well it does but I really wanted 505.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.