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Spray Baste Same as Spray Adhesive?

Old 09-12-2019, 02:45 PM
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At fabric stores I often see spray baste for quilt sandwiches next to spray adhesive. Can they be used interchangeably?
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:05 PM
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I believe they are two different products. I would carefully read the instructions on the label before using the adhesive as a basting spray for a quilt. The spray adhesive I have says it is for permanent bonding. It's very sticky, whereas the basting spray is just a bit tacky.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:26 PM
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I really wish it was a little cheaper.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:48 PM
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Agree .... you really do need to read the labels very closely to know what you are buying.

Spray baste "is" a spray adhesive.
Spray adhesive is "not" necessarily a basting spray, as it can be for many other purposes.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:08 PM
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Spray baste should be temporary (wash out). Spray adhesive should be permanent (although likely does not permit some washing conditions).

I would not use them interchangeably.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:30 PM
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Spray baste will let you reposition the fabric and it washes out when you wash a quilt . Spray adhesive for anything except specifically for basting, is much stronger, so you would have a very hard time repositioning anything, and it doesn't come out in the wash.

Spray baste is expensive, but makes sandwiching I don't despise anymore. I hated pins and thread basting--too hard to undo mistakes in positioning. Too time consuming. Harder on the fingers. Had to watch not to hit one with the needle when quilting.

I use my coupons on spray baste and I also use less than the directions say (obviously the manufacturer wants you to have to buy it again sooner). Works fine.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:25 AM
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Up until recently I was a big fan of Basting Sprays. The cost was not a deterrent because it saves hours of work. I have changed to the Elmer's Washable School glue. It is so much easier to apply and gives the best non-moving hold I know to date. It is making using my DSM so much easier to quilt with. Also it cost far less. I just basted to full size bed quilts with 1 1/2 small bottles of glue. Comparing that to the $8-12 a can for basting spray. Applying the glue is so much easier too.

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Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
Up until recently I was a big fan of Basting Sprays. The cost was not a deterrent because it saves hours of work. I have changed to the Elmer's Washable School glue. It is so much easier to apply and gives the best non-moving hold I know to date. It is making using my DSM so much easier to quilt with. Also it cost far less. I just basted to full size bed quilts with 1 1/2 small bottles of glue. Comparing that to the $8-12 a can for basting spray. Applying the glue is so much easier too.
I second this. The washable glue is very inexpensive and easy to work with and no fumes (I myself wouldn't use the spray baste inside unless I could have the windows open and a fan on). Try it on a small/test item to see if you like it. The first time I tried it, I used way too much, smearing the glue on until the whole thing was stiff, but I've learned that it only takes tiny little dots of glue to hold.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:04 AM
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I have used about every brand of anything that said temp spray baste for fabric. They all work fine. Be sure it isn't adhesive, that is almost sure to be one big mess. I have been a fan of both spray basting and glue basting. Recently I tried the Free Fuse and that is my way to baste a quilt now. I always baste on two or more folding tables. I can press the quilt laying flat, no moving. I like the fold in half tables for easy storage and set up.
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I recently gave a demo for our quilt guild on homemade basting spray. It works great, most of the ingredients are ones that are very commonly in our homes and is so inexpensive. I got so many positive comments and some happy quilters.
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