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OK - I've been quilting for 4 years and I find out about this NOW???!!!!

OK - I've been quilting for 4 years and I find out about this NOW???!!!!

Old 08-10-2008, 08:03 PM
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I DETEST basting! I vow to try it on my next quilt!
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:15 PM
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Ok you all have convinced me to try it next time. I knew of it, just never paid much attention to it.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:47 PM
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i have never had any of those problems with 505 spray well i take that back the first time i used it i got some on my knee and it stuck to everything !!!!!!!!!! just dont go overboard on the spraying and keep your hands and knees out of the way !! when it is nice out i lay my quilt out on my patio and use it outside no mess to clean up after or worry about overspray
i am thinking about trying it next time i put on binding i will spray the binding to my quilt so it will hold in place while i bind the quilt
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:03 PM
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I have a 2 questions for you all. How do you get the backing, then the batting and finally the top on without it all going squiffy. Must be like putting wallpaper on the walls.

I WANT a can, canīt find it here in Spain. Who is the maker please and then I can find out if there are any outlets here.

Thanks ladies

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Old 08-11-2008, 02:31 AM
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Wow! I am game to try this! Do you get this 505 at JoAnn's? Here's some questions...
*How long does 1 can last you
*Could you give us the steps of spraying in order to save us time in figuring it out:))
*How strong/durable is it while working on machine quilting
*Do you have to wash out your quilt w/this?
*How bad does it stink?:))
Thanks..from a pin baster too....where I move everything in the kitchen and tape on the floor before I pin...and, I usually save several at once for I just detest it but, not as much as I would basting w/thread..so, I am thinking this could be a good thing:))Skeat
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:28 AM
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I have always pin basted my quilts, THEN hand basted them in a grid. I then took the pins out and did my quilting. I don't mind taking the extra time to do that to my full size quilts. I think I only spray basted one full size quilt. I do spray baste my smaller projects. Sometimes I don't get to finish machine quilting a quilt all at once (depending on how much quilting) so I like to hand baste. I also love to hand quilt and well the spray basting just won't stick as long to finish those.

When you do spray baste, be sure to put down a cloth over your floor before you put your quilt down so that you don't get any of that basting spray on your floors... Its a pain in the butt to clean off of hardwood floors!
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Harmony
I DETEST basting! I vow to try it on my next quilt!
I use to detest that step myself Harmony, but I have had to help baste so many quilts with my students, that I don't mind it so much.. I have also found that I baste them much faster than I use to.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:34 AM
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Skeat, this may answer some of your questions: http://www.embroiderysupplywarehouse...t-505-1035.cfm
Elle, 505 Spray and Fix is a european product so you may not have too much trouble finding it. Here are instructions from the website of the east coast US distributor http://www.sprayandfix.com/howto.html
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Skeat
Wow! I am game to try this! Do you get this 505 at JoAnn's? Here's some questions...
*How long does 1 can last you
*Could you give us the steps of spraying in order to save us time in figuring it out:))
*How strong/durable is it while working on machine quilting
*Do you have to wash out your quilt w/this?
*How bad does it stink?:))
Thanks..from a pin baster too....where I move everything in the kitchen and tape on the floor before I pin...and, I usually save several at once for I just detest it but, not as much as I would basting w/thread..so, I am thinking this could be a good thing:))Skeat
*How long does 1 can last you
depends on how many projects are have... you can get more out of a can with smaller projects. As for a full size quilt, you can get probably a couple quilts done. Again haven't spray basted many quilts, mostly smaller projects like wallhangings, table runners, placemats, tree skirts, etc.

*Could you give us the steps of spraying in order to save us time in figuring it out:))
I usually lay out my quilt like I would to pin and hand baste. With all layers together, slowly roll back the batting and top half ways. Spray down the backing and gently roll back the batting and top. Smooth light in place and keep an eye for puckers in your batting. Repeat on the bottom part of your quilt. Next roll back the quilt top only to half way. Spray on the batting, smooth the quilt top back in place. Repeat on the second half of your quilt. Viola!!! Now its time to quilt it!

*How strong/durable is it while working on machine quilting
It is quite strong. You may find the edges of your quilt top may come undone from the rest of your layers due to moving the quilt around under your machine. If necessary just spray a little more to keep it in place.

*Do you have to wash out your quilt w/this?
Once the binding is on, I tend to wash my quilts anyway. It would be a good idea just to remove any residue that may linger.

*How bad does it stink?:))
the 505 isn't too bad. some of the cheaper sprays can be bad. In any case, I would recommend you open any windows to keep the air flow going. This is especially good if there are any members in your family with breathing issues. If you have breathing issues, you might want to wear one of those painter's masks.

Hope this helps!

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You gals are sweeties w/all this info!! Thanks much! Skeat
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