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Old 05-09-2019, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rryder View Post
I would use a little alcohol on a cotton swab followed by a good oiling when you’ve got the gunk gone.

I use 505 and had the same problem the first couple of times I used it. Here are A couple of things that solved the sticky gunk problem, for me:

1. using a very light hand with the spray baste- I still pin my spray basted pieces in a few places- I don’t use enough spray baste to completely take the place of pinning- But it allows me to get away with using fewer pins- maybe every 12 inches I’ll put in a pin instead of every 3 or 4.

2. Let your quilt sit for at least 24 hours after spray basting to give the adhesive time to set up- that’s what completely solved the problem for me.

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Thanks for that, Rob. Those things would probably be good to keep in mind no matter what type of machine you are quilting on.
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:47 PM
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Yes, definitely use a light hand with the spray baste. And I have no problem waiting 24 hours to quilt. Usually it is more than 24 days!
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
I have worse news for you. On some brands of LA that stuff can travel up your needle bar and gunk things up in there as well. If you don't have access to take it all apart and clean it out you may have to bring it in for a servicing. Last year I was having issues with mine, (not a sit down machine) and tech support thought glue from fusible applique had mucked things up in the needle bar, apparently it has happened to a lot of users. That wasn't my issue but in the troubleshooting process, the manufacturer (tech support) had me buy a gun cleaning kit for a .22. I had to remove the needle bar and ream out the area using the gun cleaning tool/reamer completely saturated with oil (sorry I can't remember if he just had me use my machine oil or the special oil in the gun cleaning kit) used to clean out a barrel of a gun. So you may be able to clean out your bobbin area using machine oil or the oil for cleaning guns. You can probably pick it up at any sporting goods place or if you have hunters in your family they would surely have it (or should anyways). Most LA manufacturers have phone support. I would call.

Feline, the tech (actually Michael) thought I had the same issue, so I bought the gun kit, did the cleaning. But I had never used any of the spray products, or applique glue. I was quilting on batiks and was told that batiks or white-on-white (WOW) fabric can cause the needle bar to get gummed up. Actually it turned out that I had a different problem. I loosened a belt in the back of the machine, and then everything ran fine.
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:43 PM
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I don't have a long arm nor sit down quilting machine and I never sew anything with any sort of adhesive.
I only baste with large safety pins. For applique I use washable Elmer's school glue dried with my iron. Not much applique either.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the responses and ideas. Sorry I didn't spell out Sit Down! My error. You also need to sandwich if you have a little foot frame for your longarm.

I do like Rob and spray very minimally and also pin with safety pins. And I always let the quilts dry. Maybe it's because I run so many of them through that machine....

Feline, the scenario you painted sounds like one huge PITA. The last spray glue quilt is done and I will never use it again.

I will clean as well as I can, but I can't get in where I need to really well. I think the machine will have to be professionally broken down and de-gunked. Bummer.
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:22 PM
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There is product called UnDo. It is non toxic and won't harm photographs stuck to glass frames as it removes them. It's now sold in a small bottle for the public instead of by the drum or gallon. Walmart has it but it's hard to find, could be any dept. It removes stickers, bumper stickers, gum, adhesives, anything stuck. It evaporates and leaves no residue. I keep a bottles in the kitchen, my sewing room, and in the laundry room. Don't buy the one labeled can be sold in CA. I tossed that one, it just wasn't as good. https://www.un-du.com/Products.html
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:11 PM
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Thanks, 1x1! That sounds like just the stuff. Hope I can find it locally. If not, thanks for the link to order.
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:45 AM
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You could still spray baste, just don't do it near the machine.
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sewvicki View Post
You could still spray baste, just don't do it near the machine.

Good one, Vicki!
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:52 AM
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SBG, sorry about your troubles. Hope it's an easy fix!!
I had to scroll down because I didn't know what a SD was Now I do!
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