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Thread: Sharon Schamber method for sandwiching?

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    Sharon Schamber method for sandwiching?

    I'm sandwiching my first (2) quilts and watching Sharon's method would like to know if anyone was used spray basting instead of hand basting. Thanks in advance for any info. Diane

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    I always spray baste

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    I used spray basting once, I guess like all things you have to learn about it. I'm still trying to get the sticky out of the quilt so it lays right. Others swear by it, so I won't knock it.
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    I haven't used either method you mentioned, but I've seen others here rave about both!
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    I spray baste and for smaller projects I use that sticky batting

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    I have not spray basted.
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    I always spray baste - mostly because I bleed very easily and hate the spots on the quilt from one small scrape on a pin. It lso keeps the motion steady as I am not starting and stopping to remove pins.

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    I always hand baste. Have never tried the spray basting.

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    I usually hand baste using that method but I did spray baste a small quilt instead recently. it worked out fine.

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    I only hand baste....someday maybe I will try spray basting.
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    I learned to spray baste here on the Quilting Board ... and I love it! Have finished a king size wedding quilt, a couple of smaller Quilts for Kids and just finished a Christmas Wall Hanging ... all spray basted and FMQed!

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    I use 505 spray baste for everything. The only caution is to use it lightly -- spraying too heavily makes for hard quilting. Also, I'm very cautious about overspray, so I don't go too close to the edges, which means I often find it a good idea to pin along the edges. But, spray basting is so much faster than any other method!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarina View Post
    I'm sandwiching my first (2) quilts and watching Sharon's method would like to know if anyone was used spray basting instead of hand basting. Thanks in advance for any info. Diane
    Wondering the same thing if you are referring to the long board method she uses. She shows the method using hand basting but I would like to use a spray instead. Hopefully someone has tried it and has an answer!

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    I found her hand basting to be wonderful! I have never been able to get my quilts to lay flat until this method. I spray baste for wallhangings and similar sized projects.

    The first time I used sharon's method, I had a friend helpmto make sure I was doing it right. I suppose that you can also pin instead of hand basting but still use the support to get the fabrics controlled.

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    I did my first sandwich last night with the boards and hand basting. It does make it smooth. Haven't tried it with the spray yet. I am thinking about using pinmoors and pins next one. It took me forever....2 hours...to baste it. Been a while since I basted, and I was trying so hard to do it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarina View Post
    I'm sandwiching my first (2) quilts and watching Sharon's method would like to know if anyone was used spray basting instead of hand basting. Thanks in advance for any info. Diane
    I have always hand basted using her method. It doesn't take all that long and is stable for as long as you need it to be. No worries about a spray losing it's sticky over time or over spray that you have to clean up.

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    Ok the one time I tried to spray baste was on a mug rug and it left residue. What did I do wrong and what is the best spray to buy?

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    Have tried both pins and spray. Sure is a lot easier not to have to remove the "spray as you go"... less blood too!

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    Hi Diane

    I always use Sharon`s method and use 505 to spray baste. I only made a small adjustment as this works out better for me and big quilts.
    First I roll the back on one board and the batting on the other and spray baste it together with her method. After that I control and roll the back with the batting back on a board and the top on the other one and finish it her way.
    At first I used the same method as with her handbasting, but folding the batting back and forth was very uncomfortable and not as accurate as doing it in two steps.
    Hope this helps
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    Spray basting works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janceejan View Post
    I did my first sandwich last night with the boards and hand basting. It does make it smooth. Haven't tried it with the spray yet. I am thinking about using pinmoors and pins next one. It took me forever....2 hours...to baste it. Been a while since I basted, and I was trying so hard to do it right.
    What size quilt are you making and how long did the boards have to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59 View Post
    Hi Diane

    I always use Sharon`s method and use 505 to spray baste. I only made a small adjustment as this works out better for me and big quilts.
    First I roll the back on one board and the batting on the other and spray baste it together with her method. After that I control and roll the back with the batting back on a board and the top on the other one and finish it her way.
    At first I used the same method as with her handbasting, but folding the batting back and forth was very uncomfortable and not as accurate as doing it in two steps.
    Hope this helps
    Granny

    Thanks! Just the info I wanted to hear!!

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    Can Sharon's video for hand basting be used to spray baste? It seems that using the boards you have more control of the fabric. Has anyone tried this? Thanks for any and all suggestions!!
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    I've used spray basting for small projects and a lap quilt, and had no problems with it.
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    I will spray baste a small project but prefer Sharons uber big herringbone baste stitch with a big needle and hand quilting thread,

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