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Old 04-08-2019, 02:37 PM
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When you spray baste, do you spray the fabric or the batting?

Most every video I watch, they spray the fabric, but I find it sticks better if I spray the batting. Am I imagining things?

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Old 04-08-2019, 02:44 PM
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Batting. Always. I heard or read some time ago it's better not to spray the product directly on the fabric. I don't even remember the reason why now. Maybe has something to do with the possibility of the spray making your fabric bleed. Anyone more ​knowledgeable please chime in and solve this urban legend haha!
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:46 PM
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Can said to spray the batting, so I've always done the batting.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:54 PM
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I do it both ways using 505 spray.

I prefer the fabric, because I have a better sense as to how much I have sprayed and where.
It disappears more on the batting, and so, not as easy knowing where it is.
Plus I feel it stays on top of the fabric, ready to stick, instead of sinking in on the batting.

Of course, some of this is mind over matter!

In the end ... do what works for you!
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:03 PM
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I've tried both ways but it seems to stick better if I spray it on the batting... so that's what I do now.
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:09 PM
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I spray the batting and sometimes add a light spray onto the fabric too. Then sandwich the layers together.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:40 PM
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I spray my batting also. I use 505
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:36 PM
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I spray the batting also. It seems that it's easier for me to reposition, adjust etc if the batting is sticky and the fabric isn't. Could just be I've convinced myself it's easier!
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:12 AM
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I lay out my backing, taunt but not stretched. I use painters tape to hold it flat. Spray my baste. Lay on my batting, smooth out any wrinkles. Spray my baste. Lay on my top, smooth out and Taa-Daa, ready to quilt. Don't know if this responds to your question but this is my process and has been for about 8 years now. I spray carefully so the whole area has a light mist of the basting material. It works for me!
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:17 AM
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I usually spray the fabric. No problem repositioning it if need be.
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