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    Thank you to whoever it was that raved about spray basting. I finally tried it, and I'm a convert. It took 14 minutes to baste a 52 x 60 quilt!


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    I'm with you...tried 505 yesterday...what great stuff!

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    Yuppp!!! :P

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    It is the most amazing stuff. Saves my knees and works better that all that pinning. I love it.

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    Saves knees AND backs in addition to time!

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    What is this miracle product?

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    Do you hand quilters use this product also? How well does it hold up (stay together for long run) to being crunched up in a bundle while working in lap frame?

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    what is this?
    i m a newbie :oops:

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    spray basting. can's of a light spray that you spray onto your quilt backing, gently lay the top down and smooth, turn over and spray again the other side and lay the backing down smoothly. All done basting!!
    Sulky, 505 etc. there are several brands out there. i would spray outside with the quilt on a folding table if i were you but it works wonders. no more pinning or thread basting the layers together for me. too hard to get up off the floor or bend over forever when using a table.

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    Don't forget to spray in a ventilated spot. I did mine outside.

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    :D :D :D It could have been me who recommended spray basting. I first tried O'Sullivan's (?) that I got at Hancock Fabrics. I loved it for the ease. No more pinning for me! BUT it smells to the high heaven and you must use it in a very well ventilated area. Now I am using 505 that I got from Connecting Threads and it works even better and DOES NOT SMELL. Yay!

    Try it, you'll like it!

    judee

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    Hi,

    I love 505 basting spray and use it all the time....it's the best.

    I used to use one I purchased from Joann Fabrics and I'd come up from my sewing room with a headache and feeling dizzy almost. It was horrible. Even the dog got funny from it. Think we were getting "high" down sewing....LOL

    505 doesn't do that. I use the Sulky 2000 for my embroidery things, love it, too.

    Bev

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    I really think all the sprays should be used outside if possible or in your garage (only if you don't have a water heater in there!). fumes aren't good for any of us.

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    The spray is the best thing. I use it all the time. The dogs hate it and leave the room. So keep a window open and vent the room after to get rid of the fumes. YUK!!!

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    I used spray basting for this king-size quilt and it worked beautifully.

    Son, Devan, loves it.
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    Oh, what a wonderful quilt! (Nice looking son, too!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Oh, what a wonderful quilt! (Nice looking son, too!)
    Thank you. I kinda like that boy, too. And the quilt was fun to make.

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    Beautiful quilt, great job, love the greens. I going to try spray basting my next quilt - it seems easy.

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    I mostly use a floor frame and don't need it then, but sometimes I lap quilt and it is great. The stuff from Walmart is no good and couldn't fine the other I used, (threw can away and didn't know name) I will order some 505 today! Thanks for tip!

    Ninnie in NC

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    I used spray basting for this king-size quilt and it worked beautifully.

    Did you do any other basting besides the spray, (pins, etc?). How did it hold up doing a king size quilt?
    Machine or hand quilted? Curious minds want to know! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace
    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    I used spray basting for this king-size quilt and it worked beautifully.

    Did you do any other basting besides the spray, (pins, etc?). How did it hold up doing a king size quilt?
    Machine or hand quilted? Curious minds want to know! :lol:
    Dear Curious Minds: Nope! No pins, no basting, etc. Just the 505 spray. I was careful, tho, when quilting it and didn't handle it more than I had to. I kept the excess either folded or rolled out of the way when quilting sections. Also I didn't do any intricate quilting patterns, just used my walking foot to stitch in the ditch until I got to the border and did a meander stitch there. Hope this helps.

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    This is the 1st time I've spray basted, so I did SOME pinning, especially on the edges just to keep it from catching on something and coming apart. I quilted like I do in general, from the middle to outside. I haven't used it with intricate machine quilting yet, just meandering. The current quilt has sky and water, so meandering the simulates waves and clouds. I'll post a picture when I finish. This is the 1st of quilts for twins that are ALMOST identical - the quilts, not the babies. I think I'll be able to start quilting the 2nd tomorrow.

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