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    spray basting

    i was at the WM yesterday to pick up some 505 spray, which is costly here, 15$ for a small can.
    i happened to a nearby section of elmer's glue and they had a spray glue that was twice the size and half the price.
    i read the label carefully and could see no problems with it. Fabric is listed as one of the uses. it is said to be
    temporary or permanent. wondering if anyone has used it. does either of the glues disolve after washing?
    comments on this are welcome, thanks.

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    I don't know what kind of glue you were looking at, but if it says 'washable' then I think I'd be tempted to buy it and try it. I'd spray some scrap fabric and test out the glue, worst thing that could happen is that you'd have to trash the scrap fabric and you'd end up with a can of spray glue!

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    I just looked at the Elmer's web site. None of the spray adhesives (that I saw) were washable, as in wash out. They all mention fabric, but I'm guessing that it would be to mount fabric on poster board for display etc., or for other uses in craft projects. Normally when an adhesive is listed as "temporary or permanent" it's according to how much you use and how long you let the 2 surfaces bond. Eventually, the temporary will become permanent. I would not use it for basting.
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    $15.00 is really not a bad price

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    You can get a lot of basting done with 1 litre of Elmer's Washable School Glue.
    I got mine at Staples. Check the tutorials here.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...e-t208057.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t219174.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...d-t217470.html

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    I've also read/heard that a certain brand of hair spray works great as a basting spray, Aqua Net, I think but I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoh View Post
    i was at the WM yesterday to pick up some 505 spray, which is costly here, 15$ for a small can.
    i happened to a nearby section of elmer's glue and they had a spray glue that was twice the size and half the price.
    i read the label carefully and could see no problems with it. Fabric is listed as one of the uses. it is said to be
    temporary or permanent. wondering if anyone has used it. does either of the glues disolve after washing?
    comments on this are welcome, thanks.
    Here in Canada, that same can cost $26.00 at Fabricland. Walmart sells it here for about $16.00. Talk about a mark up !!! I only buy it at Fabricland when they have their 1/2 price sale, which thankfully, is often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    You can get a lot of basting done with 1 litre of Elmer's Washable School Glue.
    I got mine at Staples. Check the tutorials here.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...e-t208057.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t219174.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...d-t217470.html
    LOL, I asked for and got a gallon for Christmas!!
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    look up online the spray glue you found for more info. or contact them. it must not only wash out, it must be able to be sewn through too. good luck.
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    I swear by Silky 2000.. tiny can but it goes a long way. I wait until I have a 40% coupon.
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    I am using 505 spray and i really it. I like the fact that you can rearrange your fabric several times. It's just quick and easy and your sandwich stays together. it does not gum up your needle. You can do several big quilts with a can. It really saves time pinning or thread basting.

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    I bought the Elmer's Multi-purpose Spray Adhesive. It says "water-resistant" and says dries permanent. Will NOT use it on a quilt!!

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    Here is a homemade spray glue that you can use :

    I have tweaked a recipe from a member of the Quilting Board forum that I follow. Mrs. Beasley posted a recipe that I finally got around to trying yesterday, I modified the recipe to keep in step with my cooking style. The spray glue mixture sprayed easily out of the bottle and had a nice adhesion to it.
    So here we go!

    3 cups of water
    1/2 tsp salt
    8 ounces or rubbing alcohol
    clean spray bottle


    - In a pot place 2 cups of water and 1/2 tsp of salt bring to a boil and reduce to a gentle boil.
    - In a gravy shaker (or a jam jar) put 1 cup of cold water and 3 tbsp of flour - shake until the flour and water are combined.
    - Whisk the flour mixture into the gently boiling water like you are making gravy and let it cook until the consistency of gravy/egg whites/ thin gruel.
    - Remove from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
    - In a clean spray bottle add 8 ounces of rubbing alcohol and the cooled flour mixture, gently shake and go sandwich a quilt.

    *** There was one posting that someone had sprayed a quilt and left for a few months and they had some mold grow. Since I am not going to leave my two quilts that I sandwiched yesterday that long I can't say for certain that this does or does not happen. I just wanted everyone to know that this had been reported.
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    Can't it be lifted and moved in the beginning?

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    Carslo - is a quart spray bottle the right size? Do you do the ironing thing as you spray the quilt together? I love the idea of "free" basting - am going to try this next lap quilt I put together. Thanks for the recipe!
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    I ordered 505 spray from Amazon. Not only was the price great, it arrived the next day!

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    I've used the Elmer's spray. It's not worth the trouble and it gums up the needle. If you leave it on too long it becomes permanent. I've also tried Aqua Net hair spray. Again, not worth the trouble. IMHO Elmer's Washable School Glue is the best thing to use.
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    I am also a convert to the Elmer's washable school glue.

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    I have used 505 for years and really like it. The only thing is to use it sparingly and not soak your project
    or surrounding work area. I would not use Elmer's although I have heard of some who do...just a personal
    preference. BTW, 505 is not just washed off work area surfaces when you over spray. It takes some scrubbing.

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    Spray Basting

    I have always been able to get a temporary spray called "505" over the internet from Sewforless.com. Two 17 ounce cans including shipping cost $34.72. I have never had a problem with. In a recent communication from this site I was informed that they were replacing the spray from a different manufacturer and were discounting the one I have been purchasing. I don't know if the discount is still available but it might be worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoh View Post
    i was at the WM yesterday to pick up some 505 spray, which is costly here, 15$ for a small can.
    i happened to a nearby section of elmer's glue and they had a spray glue that was twice the size and half the price.
    i read the label carefully and could see no problems with it. Fabric is listed as one of the uses. it is said to be
    temporary or permanent. wondering if anyone has used it. does either of the glues disolve after washing?
    comments on this are welcome, thanks.
    Ronee

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    I have used hair spray to baste a wall quilt, and it worked fine. However, I don't think it would hold for a bed-size quilt.

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    there are other adhesive spray you can look for I bought quilt basting by tailor & fast tack by sprayway I got sprayway at walmart on sale for $4.50 for 13 oz can I am not sure what i paid for tailor. walmart also had another spray that was a good price you don't need to buy the expensive ones.

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    I will stick to the 505, it sprays on so nicely and stays sticking until I am done quilting. Some of them have been very large quilts and I have not had a problem. I do watch and get it on sale if I can. If by chance I venture into a quilt store and they have 505 at a reasonable price, I pick up a couple of cans. I have bought the smaller size for 12. and that is here in Canada. Mind you yesterday at a shop hop there was a can for 19.00 which I thought was a little pricey. It is good stuff, trust me I have tried other brands.

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    Elmers Glue

    I just recently started using Elmers glue. I bought basting spray and it was not lasting very long, and for $15, I needed to rethink the process, so I decided to try Elmers. WOW! I'm in LOVE with that process! Elmers glue is so manageable because you can place it where you want it. I plan to use elmers every chance I get. Phooey on basting spray!


    Quote Originally Posted by shadoh View Post
    i was at the WM yesterday to pick up some 505 spray, which is costly here, 15$ for a small can.
    i happened to a nearby section of elmer's glue and they had a spray glue that was twice the size and half the price.
    i read the label carefully and could see no problems with it. Fabric is listed as one of the uses. it is said to be
    temporary or permanent. wondering if anyone has used it. does either of the glues disolve after washing?
    comments on this are welcome, thanks.

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    I use 505 all the time! it has little odor. will allow you to reposition, and will not come apart as you fling the quilt around when quilting. Thanks for the heads up about Sewfor less changing manufactures. I just got some and the can was different and the price much higher..Hope it is as good as the original.
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