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    Yes, I spray baste with 505. I still pin around the edges just as extra assurance that it will stay in place.

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    I had a can of the June tailor baste spray, did not like it . You have to use it outside. ( who takes their quilts outside to baste?especially in a cold climate area in the winter!) It did not "age" well, it lost its tackiness over time ( guess I should have used it up quickly). I thought after this whats all the fuss about , why is everyone so happy and I am dissapointed.... then I discovered the 505 and Dritz temp spray... WOW ! LOVE It !! It was truley a life changing find. No odor , it holds well, does not gum up the needle. I even use it on my templates to keep them from sliding around . Just a touch to give it a bit of tackiness.
    It is a bit pricey ... but sooo.. worth it. I hated the pinning process, and it seemed more came out before they were supposed to, plus I would always seem to get "stuck" with a few either from having them fall on the floor or as I was manipulating the pin basted quilt.

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    DO NOT USE THAT OLD CAN! Some of that older stuff is powerful strong! I was teaching a class, and using the basting spray. Suddenly the whole class got a little goofy. I attributed it to my sparkling sense of humor. LOL. Turns out it was the fumes from the basting spray. It WAS one of the most fun classes I've taught, but probably not the safest.

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    I have never had a problem with 505. You have already put a ton of work into your quilt top; I wouldn't take a chance on having trouble with quilting it because of using an old can of spray. I suggest you buy a new can of 505.

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    Using June Taylor or Sullivans (blue or pink can) is what my machine quilting teachers swear by - They do beautiful work and spray basting i their preferred method.

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    Since the day I first tried spray basting, that is all I ever do. I just love it. :-D

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    I don't use it, but did learn at Guild that it is a good product. I saw it demonstrated at a class several years ago, and think it would be fine.
    The reason I don't use it is because it is just something more to buy. I agree with you about the pins; they get to be a "pain." However, I don't push myself on my quilting, and use it more as relaxation. Those who were using it were those who quilted for others, quilted a lot and wanted results quickly.
    They did mention that if you have Bronchial Problems, coughing, ect, not to use it. It does have a pronounced smell, or it did 5 yrs. ago. Maybe is improved by now.

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    I spray basted a small applique wall-hanging recently and it worked just fine.

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    I only use Sray basting now. I use 505 its great and my hands have healed..

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    I use 505 spray all the time. used to use small safety pins to baste for machine quilting, but one time trying 505 and I was hooked for life. Great stuff!!
    The can does say "505 spray and fix". Odorless, colorless, non-acid, will wash out with water, no needle residue, etc.
    I don't think I would use a really old can of any adhesive, best to buy new. if you live in a very humid climate, the moisture *may* cause it to unstick if your quilt is in the humidity. (no problem if you are in A/C). I always use Quilter's Dream Cotton batting, or Dream Poly and have no problems. Not sure i would recommend 505 for something like high loft poly bat...I think you may encounter probs with that.
    There is a tutorial on our blog about spray basting. I can link you to the blog, but then scroll down until you see pics of the quilt being basted - the date says Wednesday October 21, 2009.
    http://quiltersparadisecafe.blogspot...max-results=10
    hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    Do any of you use spray to baste your quilts? I really love to do my own quilting but the pins are a pain to put in and to move while quilting. I really don't know the pros and cons and want some input from those in the know. I did buy some spray probably 5 years ago but never used it. Will it still be alright to use? I appreciate any suggestions.
    505 spray all the way... I'm sold on it and its the best. Try Connectingthreads.com

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    Ive never had any problems but then again I live in sunny AZ..No humidity.

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    Spray basting is the only way I baste! It is fast and easy and really holds the fabrics in place.

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    Yes, tape the back down as you normally would. Lightly spray, as it does not take much. And make sure you cover the table you are using to spray the quilt on. I tape 30 gallon trash bags to the table first ---I buy a box of the cheapest off brand ones because you will throw it away at the end. I love it. It washes out on the first washing but it really is a time saver.

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    I always tape down my backing first. I love quilting spray but only use it on smaller lap or baby quilts. I sometimes still put in a few pins just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinggrandmaca
    When using the spray for basting do you still have to tape down the backing before you put the batting and the top together?
    I don't.

    I smooth the batting out on a large flat sheet on the floor (to catch any overspray), then smooth the backing fabric out on top of the batting. When it is the way I want it, I fold back the fabric so the top half of the batting is exposed, spray the batting, then smooth the fabric back in place. Then I fold up the bottom half of the fabric and repeat the process. I flip the quilt sandwich over so the other side of the batting is up and repeat the whole process with the top. That's it, except for tossing the large flat sheet into the laundry basket.

    I would not use a 5-year-old can of basting spray. You don't know what chemical changes may have taken place over time. I recommend buying a new can of 505 basting spray.

    What kind of batting are you planning to use? Nobody has problems with cotton batting, or 80/20 batting. Some people have problems getting polyester batting to adhere; however, that may be due to the brand of basting spray being used. I don't think anyone has reported a problem with polyester batting when they use 505.
    I use this exact method, but I do it outside on a large picnic table covered with a sheet. I started wearing a paper mask after I did three in a row one day and could hardly breath!! I am amazed at how long and well this 505 works...most of the time I put a safety pin in each corner and get started quilting. I do a lot of machine quilting and never use basting thread or more pins. I use the same method when I hand quilt it. Oh, yes, I ALWAYS use the spray adhesive. BTW, I have used June Tailor and it works just fine..and quite a bit cheaper.
    Do it, you will love the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasmitty1
    I love 505. I've tried another brand, and it gunked up my needle really bad. I'll stick (no pun intended) with 505. :)
    I love the 505 also. When I spray baste I have a friend help me and it goes much faster and easier.

    ali

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    I use spray baste all the time and I sandwich my quilts on my design wall. You don't have to bend over or get down on the floor and the weight of the fabric helps with getting it smooth. As many have said use a fairly light hand. I just make big loops in about 12" circles all the way down the quilt on all touching sides.

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    I have not tried spray basting. From what I am reading sounds like it would really help, but where do you buy it.
    glenda c in Texass [email protected]

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    Most LQS carry the 505. Walmart and Joann Fabric, and Hancock Fabric all carry either the 505 or another brand. Wow, Polly, what do you hold the top of the quilt up with..to the design wall? I don't have one so I don't know what the wall is made from

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    I love the spray basting but remember you don't have to spray it all over less is more. If you use to much it will gum up your needle. I have learned the hard way. just a little squirt goes a long way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraA
    I live in Lompoc. No quilting stores here. I quilt/fabric shop in Santa Maria, SLO area and Goleta. I was happy to find a new quilt store in Goleta this weekend, couldn't stay too long, hubby was in car.

    There are several quilt shops that you need to learn about. There's the Old Town quilt shop in Orcut, The Creation Station in Buelton, Sew Fun and Quilte's Cupboard in Atascadero, ( love Sew Fun!!!) The Cotton Ball in Moro Bay, The Quiltery and Wine Country Quilting in Paso Robles, The Quilt Attic in Arroyo Grande, Quilting Cousins in Pismo, and if you are ever all the way done this direction, The Treasure Hunt in Carpenteria, Quilt Ventura in Ventura and Baron's here in Camarillo.

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    This is my first post! Really love reading all these comments and learning tons. I just moved back from Vanuatu (South Pacific) after 19 years and have been quilting (obsessively, I might ad) for about 7 years, learning from all the mags I subscribe to. I have wanted to try basting spray after reading about it, since I do mostly bed-sized quilts, quilting by hand, and am no longer physically able to get down on the floor to baste!(without a few margaritas or really strong pain meds after!) After reading all these comments, I am going to rush out to get some 505 to baste the 3 queen-sz tops I have been dreading to baste!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    After reading all these comments, I am going to rush out to get some 505 to baste the 3 queen-sz tops I have been dreading to baste!!
    very exciting to try something new! let us know how it goes!

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    Thanks, I will! Off the subject, but how can I add my location (in hiding sounds strange!)

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