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    Senior Member Delilah's Avatar
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    I use June Taylor all the time, so far for 120+ quilts and have never had the problems you explained. My first thought when reading your post was that you sprayed too heavily. Also, when layering, I use a different technique. I cover my bed with a large flannel sheet, smooth the back down, arrange the batting on top then fold back half of it and spray it sparingly, then carefully smooth it back down and repeat the process for the other half. Then arrange the quilt top on the batting and repeat the fold back, spray, and smooth down process. The trick is to spray sparingly and give it a few minutes to set up. Some fabrics take to the spray better than others and you can always lift the layers and squirt a bit more if needed. Give it another try on a small project. It is such a back/knee/time saver and so worth the effort.

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    505 is on sale at Joanns.com for 50% off and free shipping as of yesterday!
    D inTX

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisN
    I've never used basting spray. Hand-basting is my least favorite part of quilting. Wish there was an easier way.
    If you have the room get yourself 4 boards and clamps and thumb tack your pieces to these boards and there is no need to baste.

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    I use spray all the time, with good results. I like Sullivan's the best. (pink can) You can get it at Hancock Fabrics. I have tried Dritz, and threw the can away- did not like it at all. I'm also not crazy about June Taylor.

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    Yeah, the 505 is wonderful. I get mine from Connecting Threads.

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    I use June Taylor brand and never had a problem. I do it the same way as Delilah

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I only use the 505 spray and don't have any problems with it!
    me too..and i spray and sandwich on the hallway wall..

    http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/2566
    Thanks for this link, Kim! I am such a visual learner - this really helped.

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    June Tailor spray for me, less cost efficient (cheap) and does the job.

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    Lots have said that June Tailor works, but I still have problems with stitches skipping when I use it, and I use sparingly as I am cheap. One quick swipe across fabric is all I use. I usually use a few pins on corner just to make sure it does not shift because I use so little spray and I still have problems. Can is now in garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunniequilter
    I have used different brands of spray and have found one brand that works well for me. I use it for my art quilts and have never had any problems with sticky needles. Try 505.
    I have only used one by Dritz and it did really well. I have looked for 505, but no one around here carries that one....I'll keep looking.

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    I tried it once and didn't care for it. I now only pin or thread baste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintbug
    Thank you all , it was June Tailor Spray. I will try the 505, do you know who selles it?
    Connecting Threads has it. I've never seen it in a store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunniequilter
    I have used different brands of spray and have found one brand that works well for me. I use it for my art quilts and have never had any problems with sticky needles. Try 505.
    I like the 505 spray the best also. I usually used another brand but a friend offered me her 505. The difference was amazing! I will definitely use 505 from now on!

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    I've used the quilting spray but I only use it on small projects that can be laid out in one go. Other then that I don't really like spray basting products.

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    the 505 spray works for me also. If your batting is of lessor value I noticed it wrinkled for me and change batting and worked fine.

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    So glad to see this topic as I need to get busy with several finished tops. I've used all the sprays talked about and not had problems as long as I don't spray too heavily.
    I shop for the best buy**. I found the big can isn't always best.

    505 Spray Baste at JoAnn’s
    $11.49 for 11.7 oz. = $.98/oz.
    **$5.99 for 8˝ oz. = $.70/oz.

    http://www.joann.com/joann/search/se...questid=488043

    505 Spray Baste at Connecting Threads
    $10.39 for 6.2 oz. = $1.67/oz.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...x__D20276.HTML

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    Just a quick, one pass over the material,top and bottom, not the batting. That is enough to anchor the lot. I then leave it for 24 hours before quilting it, to give it enough time to dry. I find it the best method that I have used.
    If you are using a polyester batting, you should not spray on it as the glue (or aerosols in it) will melt or dissolve it. I only ever spray onto the material and then stick it to the batting.There is usually not a problem as I use cotton or wool batting.

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    I use the June Taylor spray and don't have a problem with it. I use it sparingly. A quick spray across fabric, it does not gunk up my needle. I have been using it for three years and never have a problem with it.

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    has anyone tried hairspray. Have seen some threads on AquaNet Hairspray. Would like to hear pros and cons.

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    I like the way Sharon Schambers bastes her quilts, it is a herring bone stitch which I think is faster especially combined with her way of sandwiching the quilt. She has a video on you tube about it.

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    That stuff in the blue can is basically super glue! YUK. I use Sullivans and have done several quilts from a can, and never get gunked needles.
    Usually the worst issues come from using way too much spray .. it is sticky on purpose so GO LIGHT.. and don't worry if you miss a spot - it's going to stay. And don't go back over an area .. that will result in way too much stickyness
    Never spray the batting .. ever .. it soaks up that stuff.
    Don't tightly tape down the backing before spraying (or pinning for that matter) if it's pulled tight at all you will get wrinkles caused by the fabric snapping back into place when the tension is off.\// I don't tape, but some people feel better doing it :)
    Back to the spray ... it's good to get help if you can .. LIGHTLY spray the top and put it aside, LIGHTLY spray the back and float on the batting, then float on the top - before smacking it down try to lift and work out any real problems ... I add pins about every 10-12 inches .. keeps things secure when it gets handled over and over.
    I have not had a gunked needle since throwing out the once used can of june tailor (&(&* .. nasty stuff. But it was cheap.

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    i just (tonight, yippee) finished a queen size quilt that I used the dritz brand of spray baste (from joanns).....it worked very well, no odor, held the quilt together (i only sprayed a section at a time)...it was great......i will definately use it again in the future......gina

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    I have used the June Tailor spray from JoAnn's.i have never had the problems you are having. It sounds like maybe you have sprayed it on too heavily and when it dried it was too thick and gummy to quilt through.

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    Hi, if you were addressing me about spraying too heavily, I don't think that was my problem at all - I am the Queen Of Spray Light, Really Light :) My quilty friends think I obsess on that light business,,,, but they all end up agreeing .. less is definately better!

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    Definitely try another brand. I use the cheap stuff from Walmart or Sulivan. I one time had a sticky brand like you described. Can't remember the name.

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