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Thread: ironing backing of spray-basted sandwich

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    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
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    ironing backing of spray-basted sandwich

    Anyone else do this? I sandwich my quilts on a bed - so a rather soft surface. Sometimes the back seems a bit rumpled - not puckered or wrinkled - just ... rumpled. The finished project is fine, but when I had a solid light-colored backing - looking more rumpled than usual - I ironed that puppy and it was great. Don't know that I'll do it all the time, but I'm doing placemats right now - small, easy to iron - and am ironing each one. Smooth as glass.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I did a class on Craftsy, and she recommended ironing after spray basting. It has worked for me.

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    So this is yet another thing that everyone else knows and I stumble on? LOL another one was sewing backing together before you cut the selvedges off. That was life changing. I was working so hard to cut so straight - stumbled on that idea and wow - what a difference!
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Never tried this. Sounds like it might work. I will try this one my next small project.

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    Since using spray to baste I have been ironing front and back again and noticed how it smooths out as well as drying the glue so I can quilt straight away.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I iron both sides of my sandwich and works great.

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    Interesting, never tried this but may have to!

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    my only thought is... if you use poly batting, the iron could melt it. make sure your iron is not too hot.
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    JanTx...thanks for the tip in sewing the backing together before you cut the salvage off. Great tip!!! Also, I used the spray basting for the first time this week and I wish I had known about ironing the front and back again after sandwiched...know better for next time. Thanks for all the great tips on this board....I have learned so much.
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