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tcarota 01-28-2010 10:37 AM

I just realized that I have a can of June Tailor's Quilt Basting Spray. I have never used it. First of all, would it be too old to use after about 4 years?

If you have used basting spray, do you prefer it? Would it be best to also pin? Doesn't it move when you are turning ever which way as you sew?

amma 01-28-2010 10:49 AM

The June Taylor spray is the cheapest...but it is also hard to get the over spray off of other things... I am told that the other brands are easier to clean up.
I lay a cheap $1 shower curtain on the floor to catch the over spray :wink:

The basting sprays do keep the sandwich together very nicely. I still pin around the edges, because of the amount of handling they get. I have not machine quilted anything larger than a 50" X 72" yet, but it held it together pefectly.

There are some here who say that it still held after a few months, but I do not remember which brands they were using.

Tiffany 01-28-2010 12:46 PM

I've used a can of spray after it was several years old and it worked just fine.

I love the idea of a used shower curtain to catch the overspray. I just tuck cardboard or old newspapers under it when spraying.

I too pin around the edges. I only spray baste on smaller projects. For the larger projects, double sized quilts and larger, I tend to stick with pins. The spray works great, I just would rather spend my money buying fabric instead of spray baste. ;)

tcarota 01-28-2010 12:54 PM

Thanks for the shower curtain idea. I need a new one for the bathroom anyway.

knlsmith 01-28-2010 12:58 PM

I only spray baste and i use the June taylor. I put newspaper around perimeter and no trouble. Love it.

littlehud 01-28-2010 05:49 PM

I use Sullivans basting spray on my quilts. That stuff holds up great and for a long time. I do like 505 better but am using up the Sullivans I bought first.

dlf0122quilting 01-28-2010 06:31 PM

A friend of mine told me that with her small pieces, she stitches with a long stitch around the outside edge after spray basting the piece to be quilted. I have not tried it but it would be nice not to have the pins around the edges. I think I would try it on a sample sandwich first.

craftybear 01-28-2010 06:39 PM

Interesting topic thanks for posting so we can all learn from each other

Karen

Oklahoma Suzie 01-30-2010 06:12 AM


Originally Posted by dlf0122quilting
A friend of mine told me that with her small pieces, she stitches with a long stitch around the outside edge after spray basting the piece to be quilted. I have not tried it but it would be nice not to have the pins around the edges. I think I would try it on a sample sandwich first.

sounds like a good idea.


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