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Old 04-10-2015, 07:21 AM
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Question Spray basting?

Yesterday at guild meeting, several quilters shared that they iron their quilts after spray basting them. Both said that they iron the back first, then the front.

This was a new idea to me. I'm concerned about changes to the spray when it is heated by the iron.

What are the benefits/ drawbacks from ironing the quilt after spray basting?
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:32 AM
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I don't spray baste. Smell gets to me. but the videos I've not seen anyone iron after spray basting. They just smoothed as they went along. I recant because I saw one who used spray starch and she lightly pressed to dry the starch. I like the Sharon Schamber technique with the thread basting and boards.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:36 AM
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I do not iron after I spray baste, but maybe they do to set the glue.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:01 AM
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When I was first starting out quilting I asked in my fabric shop and they told me not to iron after spraying with the glue as it may become permanent, so I never have!
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I don't iron after spray basting either, never needed to. Don't think it would hurt anything though.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:19 AM
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I have never bothered to iron after spray basting either. I can't imagine why you would.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:02 AM
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I seldom spray baste but when I do, I wouldn't iron the quilt. That is just a lot more work!
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:06 AM
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If I plan to quilt it and don't have a day to wait, I've ironed it to make it dry faster and it hasn't caused any permanent problems, washed right out. One certainly doesn't need to iron, but I do when I'm in crunch time.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:15 AM
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sometimes I do just to make sure it's all nice and flat - but not always. It doesn't affect the glue as far as I can tell.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:31 AM
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I usually iron after spray basting. It sets faster that way.
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