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Thread: SPRAY BASTING

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    I have never spray basted a quilt. I normally hand baste or pin baste. I am working on a King size dresden plate at the moment, and was thinking I would attempt spray basting. I'm sure this will take me atleast 4 months to quilt (by hand). If anyone has any stories about spray basting I would love to hear them. I'm wondering if it would still hold long enough to finish quilting it. Any tips on spray basting are appreciate as well
    Karen

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    I spray baste and it works pretty well, someone on here got it too think and it made an oily spot that did not come out so be careful not to spray too heavy.

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    this is a topic in which i am also interested. one of my concerns is about overspray. also, will my needle become gooey when i am hand quilting?
    thanks for posting this topic. good luck with you dresden plate. i am excited to see it.

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    I spray basted a quilt once to machine quilt and think I over sprayed it left the quilt with a wrinkled look that did not even come out with washing maybe it was what I used but it was recommended to me
    good luck Dodie

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    I had the same experience as Dodie--possible overspraying and pulling apart to smoothe back down before machine quilting left wrinkles in the quilt. Perhaps, the spray works better on small smize projects. Any further suggestions? I'm afraid to try this again on a medium to large size quilt.

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    I've only used spray basting on small projects.

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    I tried it and didnt like how messy it was

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    I am in a group that makes quilts for people with cancer. We are using the Sulky KK2000 because it seems to be the most hypo-allegeric. So far we have spray basted at least 10 quilts, we only started using it recently. I recommend spraying in a open air area. You don't have to spray it thickly just a bit like you would use to hold hair in place. We hand quilt everything and have never found a stickly residue on our needles. This particular spray is considered temporary, but lasts us for over a month. I don't know if it lasts longer as we are usually finished quilting it by then, we do simple designs.

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    I use it all the time and have used several different brands. Just make sure you spray your batting and not quilt top. That should elimnate any staining and try to spray lightly. It holds well for me. Good luck :!:

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    I don't like the smell......not good for you toxic so I guess keep it to a minimum........or in a well ventilated area

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    I have done some spray basting but am still working out the kinks also.
    My main complaint would be that although it works really well, the over spray that lands EVERYWHERE is really frustrating!
    Does anyone have suggestions on how to fix this issue?
    Bonnie

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    Depending on where you are working, could you cover the work area with an old sheet or maybe a vinyl tablecloth? Something that could be laundered afterwards.

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    Thanks to everyone for all your suggestions and comments.
    I think I will be giving it a try, and Thanks I will cover my floor with something to protect it

    Karen

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    Hi Karen,
    I made a king size dresden plate quilt for my mom and posted it on this site just before Christmas. I had spray basted the whole thing together and my dh quilted it up for me. It turned out beautifully. The spray held it all together so hubby was able to push and roll and push more to get it all under the machine needle.
    amiswish
    (Alanna)

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    I'll have to take a look for it. I would love to see it

    Karen

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    How did you lay out a king size quilt for basting? Did you lay in on the floor or hang it on the wall?

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