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sandpat 08-11-2008 04:52 AM

I've used the spray a few times, so I can give you a little info. Yes...it does get over spray on EVERYTHING...so make sure you cover stuff up with a sheet or newspapers or something. Also...try to only use it with the windows open or outside or somewhere..the fumes are strong.

1 can will do at least a queen and a couple of small baby quilts.

It will be repositionable for a couple of months...after that...you're stuck, so if you take a while to hand quilt...I'd be leary of it. I haven't done that, only machine quilted.

I have used it for my big queens, but I haven't used it on baby quilts as I'm scared that what they say is 100% wash out...won't. But thats just me :oops:

Otherwise, have fun! It is a great option!

Bevanger 08-11-2008 05:01 AM

I have yet to try it, but It does sound alot easier

Butterflyspain 08-11-2008 06:24 AM

Originally Posted by nor'easter
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

Thank you so much norŽeaster I will pursue this in a little while and see what I come up with.


marieg 08-11-2008 06:26 AM

Well gee whiz, I tired it about 20 years ago when I took a class with Katie Pasquini. I hated it gummed up needle. I guess I should have realized stuff improves with time. I may have to try it again. thanks all marie

Quilting Aggi 08-11-2008 06:28 AM

Originally Posted by marieg
Well gee whiz, I tired it about 20 years ago when I took a class with Katie Pasquini. I hated it gummed up needle. I guess I should have realized stuff improves with time. I may have to try it again. thanks all marie

505 spray is much nicer and better than the other brands. It's expensive but worth it. I tried using a cheaper and bigger can from Walmart and the stuff was VERY sticky and gummed up the needle and my fingers!! the sticky stuff was so sticky it stuck my fingers together!!! I worried what it was doing to my fabrics! It also left residue on the fabrics that never came out!!

Stick with the 505 stuff!

Elizabeth A. 08-11-2008 07:08 AM

I've been using basting spray from the beginning. Just like mama said it doesn't stick or gum up the needle at all. I have also used it on hand quilting and it adds no stiffness that I can tell.

In fact I don't have trouble with it sitcking to me at all. My husband helps me baste anything bigger than a baby blanket, we spray the batting (with news paper under the edges to prevent overspray), unroll the back smoothing it as we go, and then we flip it over and spray the batting again, then unrolling and smoothing the top. Most of what I've used it pretty big and I just fold the extra backing material up over any batting that sticks out.

Welcome to the club! :D Oh and keep in mind you don't have to pay those high LQS prices, art stores carry it for much less money, just make sure it says it's safe on fabrics.

Chele 08-11-2008 08:21 AM

I absolutely LOVE basting spray. I use it sparingly and haven't had any sticky needle issues. If you can, spray it outdoors on an old sheet or a clean deck. Sure beats pinning or basting.

penski 08-11-2008 09:36 AM

my joanns doesnt sell it right now you might check out at a hobby lobby store or a quilting store for the one who lives in spain i know you can find it online just put in search 505 basting spray
the way i do mine is i lay out the backing (( the bottom material)) right side on the floor so you would be spraying the side the batting that is going to be against batting i spray 1/2 of the quilt then lay my batting on the part i sprayed make sure you smooth all the wrinkles out when i know it is straight i spray the other 1/2 and finish laying the rest and smooth it out with my hand then i spray the batting and put the top on the same way smooth it out then i go around the edges and make sure i have enough spray to keep the edges down good i let it sit for a few minute about 10 or 15 to make sure it is good to hold because the spray doesnt adhease fast so that if you need you can reposition the material waaalaa it is good to go !!! there is no smell but i do it outside when i can because of the over spray can be messy if you get it on the floor if i do it in the house i do open a window just so i dont have any chemicals in my house just in case there are any but never smell anything i have taken a month to quilt on it and it still stays together
i hope this helps

penski 08-11-2008 09:37 AM

i forgot to tell you i usually can do 2 or 3 large quilts with one large can of spray

Butterflyspain 08-11-2008 09:40 AM

Penski, I know how to find it on the internet that way. However the problem is that nobody will ship it to me because of the danger with the can being air pressured. I have tried everywhere to get it sent from the UK from America but the answer is always the same.

If I get the name and of the manufacturer then I can ask them if they have an outlet in Spain.


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