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Thread: Me too please.....HELP!

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    Senior Member susanwilley's Avatar
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    What am I doing wrong? My quilt top will not stick to the batting. I am using Taylor spray and it just will not stick. It worked just fine spraying the backing and sticking the batting to the back but the top will not stick to the batting. I sprayed the batting twice and it still isn't sticking. I guess for now I'll have to pin it.

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    Did you try spraying the top and then pressing the top onto the batting?

    Sometimes if the top is starched too heavily, I have problems with it sticking.

    Also, I have had problems with the spray if the can is not at least room temperature and the fabrics, as well. In other words, it doesn't work as well for me when it is cold.

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    Had the problem, realized I was tipping the can too far (to horizontal) and just spraying air. Worth a try. I have no problems with the Taylor spray.

    Good luck!

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    You aren't supposed to spray the batting as it will absorb all the spray and not be effective. Try spraying the wrong side of the top and then doing the placement.

    ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat
    You aren't supposed to spray the batting as it will absorb all the spray and not be effective. Try spraying the wrong side of the top and then doing the placement.

    ali
    This is how it has been explained to me as well, spray the backing, add batting, then spray the top and lay onto batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat
    You aren't supposed to spray the batting as it will absorb all the spray and not be effective. Try spraying the wrong side of the top and then doing the placement.

    ali
    I was taught the opposite. Interesting how different everyone does things. I say, do whatever works. I've never had a problem when spraying the batting. But if it's not sticking, spray the fabric.

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    spray the backside of the quilt top, it works for me and yes, mine won't stick to the batting either if i spray the batting only...have fun! im gearing up to do the same this afternoon!

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    I always spray the batting- never had a problem. But it could be different lofts, or kinds of batting don't stick as well.

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    It says right on the can to spray the batt, then lay the fabric over it.

    Hope you can get it fixed! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    What am I doing wrong? My quilt top will not stick to the batting. I am using Taylor spray and it just will not stick. It worked just fine spraying the backing and sticking the batting to the back but the top will not stick to the batting. I sprayed the batting twice and it still isn't sticking. I guess for now I'll have to pin it.
    why not do sharon schamber method-----SO EASY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    Did you try spraying the top and then pressing the top onto the batting?

    Sometimes if the top is starched too heavily, I have problems with it sticking.

    Also, I have had problems with the spray if the can is not at least room temperature and the fabrics, as well. In other words, it doesn't work as well for me when it is cold.
    No I didn't try spraying the top, maybe that would work seeing as how spraying the back worked pretty well. I should have thought of that. Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Had the problem, realized I was tipping the can too far (to horizontal) and just spraying air. Worth a try. I have no problems with the Taylor spray.

    Good luck!
    Thanks Kitsie, I'll check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat
    You aren't supposed to spray the batting as it will absorb all the spray and not be effective. Try spraying the wrong side of the top and then doing the placement.

    ali
    Of course, duh, the batting would absorb the spray. Thanks, alikat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    It says right on the can to spray the batt, then lay the fabric over it.

    Hope you can get it fixed! :)
    Since spraying the batting didn't work, I'll try spraying the backside of the top. It could be the brand of batting I'm using.

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    Thanks for all your suggestions everyone! That's what I love about this board. Everyone has suck great ideas and are so willing to help!

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    what kind of batting is it? I know with polyester batting my spray doesn't work at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tortoisethreads
    what kind of batting is it? I know with polyester batting my spray doesn't work at all.
    It is polyester, guess I'm gonna change to cotton batting if I can't make it work by spraying the back of the top.
    Thanks!

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    Another interesting thread.....

    I love Sullivan's, secure and spray the backing, add the batting, lay the top on the batting and fold back at intervals to spray the top and even out...had no problems. I use several large tables to accomplish this...

    As others have stated here if it truly does not work with polyester batting it's just another reason to add to my list of never using poly batt. But I have to admit I am not in any way a polyester person regardless of what form it comes in...

    This method works with my Quilters Dream Cotton, Wool and Orient battings perfectly.

    Hoping you find a solution that works for you.

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    Thanks everyone for all your great suggestions. I finally got my gquilt layered. I folded back the the top and sprayed that instead of the batting and it seems to be holding pretty good. I think I may have to respray a few areas, mostly near the edges, when I start moving it around.
    Right now I think I'm just gonna let it sit awhile.
    Thanks again!

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