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    Senior Member shrabar's Avatar
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    spray basting

    I saw a video about spray basting it was different you spray the batting & lay your top on it , then I believe you turn the batting & top over & spray the batting and lay your backing on the batting if anyone seen it please let me know it seems a lot better than spraying the backing laying batting on it then spray batting & laying top on the batting. Thank You happy quilting , shirley

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    Yes I've seen it and used it this way. With the 505 I use no difference . Spraying the batting was easier but I did let it air dry between.
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    I spray my backing and lay the batting on it , then lay the top on , fold back and spray the top. fold it back on the batting and press down.

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    I have heard that it is better to spray the fabric Instead of the batting because the spray absorbs into the batting more. That's what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    I have heard that it is better to spray the fabric Instead of the batting because the spray absorbs into the batting more. That's what I do.
    I heard this too.
    I find it easier to lay it flatter without wrinkles is to lay the batting out, position the fabric and fold back half. Then spray the fabric and fold over the batting slowly. Then do the same to the other half. Then I flip it and repeat for the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    I spray my backing and lay the batting on it , then lay the top on , fold back and spray the top. fold it back on the batting and press down.
    This is what I do. I have tried spraying the batting but found that it did not stick togethet as well spraying the top. Also when do you spray the backing. If you spray first then lay the batting on the backing you would have to pull up the batting and that seems like it would not work as well. Also this may work on small projects when you do not have to reposition the sandwich as I do since I lay mine out on a plywood board on a table that only hold about 1/2 of my quilt.
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    The easiest way is to lay out batting first, then lay the backing or top on the batting. Mark centers first to make centering the fabric on the batting easier.

    The most important thing at this point is to fold back half of the fabric. Spray either the wrong side of the folded-back fabric or the exposed batting, and smooth the fabric out over that half. Then do the other half.

    At this point you can flip the sandwich over, so the other side of the batting is exposed. Smooth the remaining backing or top over the batting, again using centering marks to help you get everything centered. Fold back half of the fabric, spray, smooth, and repeat with the other half just as above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    The easiest way is to lay out batting first, then lay the backing or top on the batting. Mark centers first to make centering the fabric on the batting easier.

    The most important thing at this point is to fold back half of the fabric. Spray either the wrong side of the folded-back fabric or the exposed batting, and smooth the fabric out over that half. Then do the other half.

    At this point you can flip the sandwich over, so the other side of the batting is exposed. Smooth the remaining backing or top over the batting, again using centering marks to help you get everything centered. Fold back half of the fabric, spray, smooth, and repeat with the other half just as above.
    Just wondering why some of you are doing it this way? It is a bit cumbersome trying to flip over a large piece of batting and fabric trying to keep it together as one. Why not have it layered in order?

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    The flipping method is easier for some people because they can see how to smooth the fabric out. (A yardstick helps for the smoothing!) In the past I have usually just done it in order, and that worked fine for me.

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