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    Dritz Basting Spray

    I recently bought a can of Dritz Basting Spray at the local Walmart. I FMQ my quilt and when ready to quilt the border I sprayed the backing, batting and border. Big mistake...I waited until the next day to start FMQ and to my surprise my needle kept sticking. The spray was still sticky. I had sprayed lightly. I tried to remove the spray with a moist cloth...didn't work. I put the quilt in the washing machine on cool water...spray didn't come out. I then ran it through a hot water wash.. I have never seen such a mess...finally ended up cutting the border off and just put a binding on. On a trip to Walmart this afternoon I noticed they still had a few cans of the Dritz on display. When I went back to Walmart and told the clerks about my experience and suggested that they inform their patrons about it they must have forgot to do so because they still had a few cans on display today. Please be aware that this spray is unacceptable. I can just see someone using this on a special quilt and it being ruined.

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    I bought some Tailor Quilt basting spray at Joanns with a 60 percent off coupon recently and it says on the can (improved Formula). I used it on a quilt this week and table runner and it worked fine. I like the 505 spray and Joann's does not carry that brand.
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    I have tried the Dritz and June Tailor brands and had many issues with the needle getting gummed up. I spray lightly, in a grid about 6-8" apart. Since I switched to the 505 spray I have not had that issue. Yes it is a little more expensive, but for me it's worth it because I'm not having issues every 5 minutes when quilting. Watch for sales. I just got the large size can for $15.99 at Nancy's Notions. I think it normally goes for about $22. The June Tailor cost me about $13 at Joann's. Some things are worth spending a little extra on if it makes it that much more enjoyable to do.

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    if you want people who shop at walmart to know you do not like a specific product you can visit their website & leave a review. the employees have no (power) to put up warnings---unless their is a re-call...an employee would face loosing their job if they did what you asked & in this economy not many are looking to loose their job over a can of spray.
    posting reviews is really the best way to let others know there is a problem---and of course reading reviews when checking out new products will save you some time, money & heart ache in the future.
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    I have had good luck with June Tailors spray. I get it at Walmarts and its a lot cheaper and not gumming up my needle.
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    I have used the Dritz brand without the issues you experienced. Maybe they are old cans? I have never, not had it come out with washing either. I sometimes have useable size trimmings and wash or soak them to remove the spray, with complete success.

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    I know lots of people use the 505 spray, but I refuse to spend that much money. I tried the June Tailor and it was ok, also tried the Dritz and got 2 bad cans (wouldn't spray). That was the end of spray basting for me. I have just finished my first quilt using liquid school glue and love the results. It's easy, no fumes, no messy overspray, very cheap and will hold until you wash it out. I now know what I will use for all future basting!

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    Hate to spoil your fun ladies, but have been using 505, Dritz, and/or June Taylor basting spray for the past 5 years with No Problems, except that I cannot use it when I use the tables at my quilt shop to sandwich a quilt. I also use the sprays to stick my fabric to the hooped stabilizer for machine embroidery. I have never had a problem with the needle gumming up! I bought 13 cans of June Taylor spray on sale for 50% off back when Walmart eliminated fabric from one of the stores in my town. It still works just fine. If it gums up your needle I suspect you are using way too much. You should not see a puddle on your fabric.
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    The first quilt I used spray basting on, I used Dritz. I found a couple of cans in a cupboard, which means it could have been 10 years old. It worked fine, and washed out without any problem. I didn't notice any problem with the needle either. I wonder what caused the problem that you had. I prefer 505 spray, but will use any of them. I do only spray a very light film. I wonder if you used too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I have had good luck with June Tailors spray. I get it at Walmarts and its a lot cheaper and not gumming up my needle.
    I agree. I use it all the time and at Walmart it is cheaper than Joann's with a 50% off coupon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    I bought some Tailor Quilt basting spray at Joanns with a 60 percent off coupon recently and it says on the can (improved Formula). I used it on a quilt this week and table runner and it worked fine. I like the 505 spray and Joann's does not carry that brand.
    JoAnn's does carry 505 online. They also put it on sale 50% off once in a while and when they do I order 3 or 4 cans.

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    Ditto Scissor Queen. I order several cansof 505 when Joann's has it on sale online. I have never tried the other brands but the 505 works so well I don't want to try something I may not like.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    After reading all of the comments, I wonder if the batting choice had anything to do with the problems.

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    I used Dritz just a few week ago with no problem. It was an old can I had on hand. I wonder if the product is now a different mixture? The next big thing to be created for quilting should be a fool proof perfect basting tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    I know lots of people use the 505 spray, but I refuse to spend that much money. I tried the June Tailor and it was ok, also tried the Dritz and got 2 bad cans (wouldn't spray). That was the end of spray basting for me. I have just finished my first quilt using liquid school glue and love the results. It's easy, no fumes, no messy overspray, very cheap and will hold until you wash it out. I now know what I will use for all future basting!
    Please explain more about using school glue to baste a quilt sandwich!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    I bought some Tailor Quilt basting spray at Joanns with a 60 percent off coupon recently and it says on the can (improved Formula). I used it on a quilt this week and table runner and it worked fine. I like the 505 spray and Joann's does not carry that brand.
    Joanns.com carries the 505. I bought several cans when they had them 50% off. Im always surprised what the .com has that isnt in their stores.

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    I just finished a 63" x 63" quilt and had used Dritz Basting Spray. By the time I was done, (this was a picture quilt) there were more and more wrinkles in the top. They won't iron out in fact it may have made it worse. I have used this spray before without any problems, but not this time. I am also concerned that it may have been the batting that contributed to the problem. I am going to throw the whole thing in the washer and if this doesn't work, I will need to throw the whole thing out and start over. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you
    Jane

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    Quote Originally Posted by hildebrandtjane View Post
    I just finished a 63" x 63" quilt and had used Dritz Basting Spray. By the time I was done, (this was a picture quilt) there were more and more wrinkles in the top. They won't iron out in fact it may have made it worse. I have used this spray before without any problems, but not this time. I am also concerned that it may have been the batting that contributed to the problem. I am going to throw the whole thing in the washer and if this doesn't work, I will need to throw the whole thing out and start over. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you
    Jane
    i just saw on an episode of a quilting show on the Create channel [can't remember which one, but it was very recent]... do not spray baste on the scrim side of any batting that has a scrim... it causes the fabric to have waves/wrinkles.
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    505 is my go to spray. Ive bought from Amazon but the prices have gone up quite a bit. I found it on Walmart.com much cheaper.
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    Sounds like it was a permanent glue spray, not temporary. I haven't used Dritz spray, but other brands worked well.
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    I made the mistake once of using a cotton/poly for a backing and the June Tailor wouldn't work at all. I took it back and the salesperson told me it was because it only worked on cotton. Just throwing that out there.

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    I use 505 or Sullivan's. 505 is my favorite because it barely smells. Sullivan's is a bit stronger in that department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copehome View Post
    Please explain more about using school glue to baste a quilt sandwich!!!
    Do a search and umpteen threads should pop up on this subject including step-by-step instructions!

    Most important: use Elmer's WASHABLE School Glue.

    As an asthmatic, I can't use spray glue. Elmer's is not only a lifesaver, it is quick, easy, and cheap!
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    HouseDragon - thanks for that info. I can't use spray glue for the same reason and was thinking on alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    JoAnn's does carry 505 online. They also put it on sale 50% off once in a while and when they do I order 3 or 4 cans.
    The JoAnns near my house carries 505, but only in the smaller cans. I like it and have good luck with it so I use it. I've never had any problems so I consider it worth not having end up with a mess on my hands.
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