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Old 02-06-2010, 01:29 PM
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I have a rather large quilt top (About 75 inches by 90) completed and am thinking about using quilt basting spray instead of large safety pins to attach it to the back and filling when I machine quilt it. Does anyone here have experience with this or have any suggestions? I have used the spray successfully on potholders.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:04 PM
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I only use basting spray. I hate safety pins and I have used it on everything including a queen size quilt that sold for $1200.

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Old 02-06-2010, 02:10 PM
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So, how do you use it? Do you baste the top to the filling first and then the backing and then quilt it? Does it ever shift when you are quilting it? Thanks for replying and by the way, my name is Rita also
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:19 PM
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You lay your backing down wrong side up, spray that. Lay your batting down and smooth it out. Spray that. Lay the top right side up and smooth it out. A queen size definitely needs 2 or more people to lay out all the layers. If you are using Sullivan's, be sure there is a lot of ventilation or do it outside. The other sprays are good inside. I particularly like 505 but I recently found 606 so need to try that.
There is no shifting. The adhesive is really good as long as you have smoothed it out. I now have a bowl full of pins that are never used. Anyone out there want them?

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Old 02-06-2010, 02:20 PM
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Rita, what I do is lay out my backing, lay out my batting on top,fold the batting in half then in half the other direction. Spray batting with basting spray one section at a time. Then I lay out my quilt top and fold it also. check that there is enough backing hanging over all around before folding top. Set the top aside.
Spray the batting in first section, lay down the top and smooth the first section.
Spray section by section and unroll the top. I usually pin the edges then flip over and make sure there are no bumps, lumps,or wrinkles.

The product I really like is iron on fusible batting. After quilting, wash and it is very soft. I find this product stay stuck down much better.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:22 PM
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I just used basting spray for the first time on a quilt that measures about 72 x 102 (supposed to be the size for a twin bedspread).

I put the backing down and tacked down all around the outside to make sure it was flat with no puckers. Then, with a window open slightly, I sprayed it with the basting spray. I then took the batting and laid it on top. I was afraid that it would stick too much and I wouldn't be able to adjust it, but it did really well. When I got the batting smooth, I sprayed it and did the quilt top.

One thing- when you spray, have an extra piece of material for the edges- makes it easier than cleaning excess spray off your floor (I was on carpet so I really wanted to prevent that).

I love quilt basting spray now, and I don't think I will EVER go back to pinning. So much quicker and easier, and I don't have all those safety pins in my way when I'm quilting.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:10 PM
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I love using the basting spray and that is the only way I baste my quilts now. I have made at least a dozen large queen size quilts that I spray basted. I have the wonderful option of going to our church ( basically down the street and across) and pushing tables together so I don't have to get down on the floor.
I also have Dh and another friend well trained in how to do it. Last night we did 4 quilts in less than an hour, including cutting the batting to size.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:20 PM
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Does the basting spray only work on cotton batting or does it also work on poly batting? I have both types of batting in my stash. Thanks.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:30 PM
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Do you spray baste quilts for hand quilting also, or just for machine quilting? Thanks.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:39 PM
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I'm a newbie quilted, this sounds neat! Never heard of it but will look into it now.
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