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Thread: Hair spray used as basting spray?

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    Super Member Baren*eh*ked_canadian's Avatar
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    I read on a site somewhere that this person used hair spray (aqua net) as a basting spray and it works great. It's got pretty much the same ingredients as the 505 spray, is repositionable, washable and under 2 bucks for a huge can!

    Anyone try this?

    I'm seriously considering it!

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    Well, the cheap stuff is sure sticky enough! Haven't tried it. :? Might try it on a practice piece to try to machine quilt! :lol:

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    I don't think I'd use it -- I've ruined too many tops using it as hairspray. It stains like the dickens.

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    It does stain...my DH loves that brand and sometimes I use it. I always spray before I get all the way dressed. :wink:

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    Couldn't hairspray melt the batting...if it wasn't a natural type of batting...
    I'm thinking like what nail polish remover does to some things...
    Just curious :shock:
    K

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    I haven't tried it, but think it would gunk up your needles . Just my two cents worth, it is ssssssssssssoooooooooooo sticky ! :roll:
    Sharon

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    Don't do it!!! I have tried it, unfortunately. It has more water than basting spray so you have to soak it to make it sticky enough for fabric. It still doesn't stick the fabrics together like basting spray, but it sure will make your fingers super sticky.

    So, you are dealing with super sticky fingers and soaking wet fabric that still won't stay where you want it to. I used it on 6 blocks for a Quilt as You Go and I went straight back to the basting spray.

    JMHO:)

    Lynette

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    Thanks for the heads up from someone who has been there! Now there is another lesson I don't have to learn first hand! :?
    Loads of thanks, Lynette! :lol:

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    what Shemjo said! Thanks!

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    No problem:) I wouldn't want anyone to go through the mess it made for me. I had oversprayed hair spray in my carpet..LOL

    Lynette

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    what Shemjo said! Thanks!
    Thanks,,,,
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    Wow, what a cool idea! I'll try it, but not for a few days. Gotta finish this bd quilt!

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    and another thing to think about - it's flammable!! if you spray some hair spray into the air and immediately light a cigarette lighter or match where u sprayed it, it will burst into a big ball of fire in mid air. the guys used to do that to us ladies in barber school. so if u use hair spray for basting - do not use it around any flame.

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    Way to go guys! I bet that endeared them to you! :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndawn
    Don't do it!!! I have tried it, unfortunately. It has more water than basting spray so you have to soak it to make it sticky enough for fabric. It still doesn't stick the fabrics together like basting spray, but it sure will make your fingers super sticky.

    So, you are dealing with super sticky fingers and soaking wet fabric that still won't stay where you want it to. I used it on 6 blocks for a Quilt as You Go and I went straight back to the basting spray.

    JMHO:)

    Lynette
    Thanks for the heads up. Hope you quilt came out ok.

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    Thanks so much, Lynette!! It is sooooo nice to hear from someone who has been there, done that!! I much prefer to learn from others than having to make ALL the mistakes myself!! :lol:
    I really appreciate all of you who have responded, and the links to previous listings. Very informative. I am hurriedly making a quilt to take to my 96 year old mother, who has just been diagnosed with cancer in her liver, adrenal glands and kidney. She has lived a long life, and we have been blessed to have her. DH and DD and I are leaving Saturday to go and be with her. DH and DD will come home in a week -- I will likely stay. What a blessing she has been in my life! I am spoiled, and I know it! I am praying that the Lord will take her quickly and that she doesn't suffer needlessly. She is still living on her own in an apartment, and up until the last year, she was still leading the seniors in her complex to do America Bakes and other wonderful things! Quite the lady, eh?? I am hoping to be like her -- when I grow up!~!! (only a young 62!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    Wow, what a cool idea! I'll try it, but not for a few days. Gotta finish this bd quilt!
    Please, please read the previous posts before you do. This is bad, really bad. :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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    Well I know DH and the boys use hair spray to get a blast out of their sput gun. They position a potato in the gun, spray hair spray , ignite and shoot my potatoes all over the grove or desert. That potato is out of sight! I wonder though if the basting spray isn't the same. I use the cheap Walmart stuff. My kids now give me a can of basting spray for my birthday and for Christmas because they know I am always out and need it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Baren*eh*ked_canadian
    I read on a site somewhere that this person used hair spray (aqua net) as a basting spray and it works great. It's got pretty much the same ingredients as the 505 spray, is repositionable, washable and under 2 bucks for a huge can!

    Anyone try this?

    I'm seriously considering it!

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