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Old 04-10-2016, 03:46 AM
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Default Basting Sprays...what NOT to use...

I used 505 for my first quilt basting on a queen sized and it has held up beautifully. Couldn't ask for better.

I found another basting spray on sale at my local shop yesterday made by a different company. I'm not sure I'm allowed to say what company? and perhaps I just got a dud, but it was useless. Luckily, I was just basting a small 40x60 quilt and not a queen-sized, because it just fell apart when I was done, hardly any stick at all. Had to start all over with a can of 505.

Lesson learned!


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Old 04-10-2016, 05:06 AM
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yes 505 is great! I do love it and its the only one I will use. But I tend to not use them any more I find its just added expense... and I am a tightwad
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:14 AM
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I would return the unused portion to the shop. If you just got a bad unit or if it doesn't work at all, in either case, a reputable owner would want to know.
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:28 AM
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I love 505 too! I used Hobbs fusible batting for a little while, but I found, with a large quilt requiring a lot of handling when quilting on a DSM, it didn't hold up. The 505 has never failed me. It is expensive, but saves SO MUCH TIME.
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I tried Dritz and June Tailor before I discovered the 505. I only buy the 505 now. The others had too much sticky buildup on the needle. I spent more time fussing with it and getting frustrated. I don't have that problem at all with the 505. It might cost a little more upfront, but is worth it for me so I don't have to waste time and get frustrated while quilting.
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I've used Sulky too but prefer 505 also!
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:35 AM
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hate to bust everyone`s bubble but i hate 505 too much overspray to clean up
i`ve been using perfect baste comes out more like a web love it!
looks like a canadian product yea www.hfkagency.com
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:04 AM
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I love my 505 spray. I can sandwich a quilt fold up and leave it to quilt another time with no problem. I watched a video where the person said she had left a quilt folded for years and she could still unpeel and quilt with no problems.
i don't leave mine years usually weeks.
i have tried other fabric spray glue but they dry and are not as flexible.
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:34 AM
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sorry looks like my link is under constuction
here is another so you can see what it looks likehttps://www.quiltsourcecanada.ca/pro...t-Baste-300-ml
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:46 AM
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I always put a sheet under my quilt to be sprayed and I don't overspray, love 505. Anything bigger than my bed, I send to quilter.
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