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    Thanks Barbara, I'm going to check this out on line

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    I just sprayed a quilt together this morning :D
    It was super easy, well relative to pinning, anyway. I taped the backing to my wall which was the hardest part of the whole process, since I wanted it nice and tight and straight! Then I folded the batting in half, took it outside and sprayed the upper half; stuck that to the backing; taped the bottom half up so the underside was exposed, sprayed it and stuck it down. Then I just sprayed the entire batting and stuck on my front. It's nice and smooth and stuck tightly. I've been rolling, stuffing and shoving it around all day and it's still nice and snug. No needle gum, either.
    The quilt is 55x75, so a fair size; and the spray is 505.
    This is the second quilt I've done from this can, and there's still a good shaking left inside but I won't start a third without another can on hand.

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    I prefer the 505 also for all the reasons mentioned. Depending on the size of the quilt, I might pin it a few times. I then usually sew my SID going both directions to secure the whole thing. I flip it several times and if I see any wrinkles...I just lift the offending part and smooth it with my hands.

    I always wash after using the spray...especially if it is for a baby. You just never know! :D

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    How long does the 505 last? I am using Sulky now for my embrodery basting but when I used it on a quilt I found it only stayed stuck for a few days at most. Since I hand quilt that just won't work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbound
    How long does the 505 last? I am using Sulky now for my embrodery basting but when I used it on a quilt I found it only stayed stuck for a few days at most. Since I hand quilt that just won't work!
    I've never had 505 come apart on me except around the edges, and it's likely my fault that I just didn't spray the edges well enough as I'm afraid to get too much spray on the floor!

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    Because of the overspray I usually lightly spray the entire quilt and then throw in some pins. Just playing it safe. ALWAYS use in a well ventilated space--you don't want to breathe in the glue fumes.

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    Started out thread basting, then went to pin basting and now only spray baste. Its fast, it stays and although it costs a bit to do it, makes the machine quilting a lot easier. I still pin baste when I hand quilt something.

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    The only thing I have heard about spray basting is not to use it on heirloom quilts. Overtime it will cause certain light colors to turn a dark brown. Enjoy.

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    I never thought I would spray baste, but the last 2 quilts I've done used spray. Love it! Machine quilting is so much easier.

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    i use pins with the basting , just for peace of mind .

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    i usually get 4-5 queen size out of 1 can , how about the rest of you guys , am i too stingy or use to much ?

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    I spray and pin becaue I want to make sure it stays where I put it. It's probably not necessary, but I don't want to take any chances. I don't spray heavily, just enough to hold it in place while I pin.

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    My husband spray bastes for me and then we reinforce witsh safety pins. No problems.

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    I just went to a class yesterday on machine quilting and the teachers both use Sullivan or June Taylor spray basting and swear by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunt1717
    I use the spray and do not pin. It works great!
    The spray sounds easier than any pinning, I am starting my first quilt when I get that far, how should I do the spraying? I guess I am not understanding the consept!! :cry: :thumbdown: I really don't know what I am doing at all! :-(

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    I don't use pins unless I absolutely have to, which means rarely.

    I do use Sullivan's basting spray and it works great, I have some projects that I basted with spray a couple of years ago (procrastination on finishing it) and the fabric/batting/backing are still snug.

    Even tho I do like Sullivan's it does need to be used in a well ventilated area. I bought quite a few cans when our local Hancocks went out of business cuz it was the only store that carried it. When I run out I will try some of the other basting sprays that people recommend, if I can find them.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Oh and I don't understand why you would spray baste AND pin too...sounds like extra effort and time.

    I've been using the spray basting for years, that is how I learned how to quilt, have never pinned. It holds very securely. The only time I have some issues is when I have been extra cautious not to have 'over spray' at the corners and edges. Then it might not hold as secure, so I give it a quick spritz again, and all is good.

    Definitely have to have a sheet or something under it around the outside of the quilt to catch the overspray cuz it will make floors tacky. I spray baste on my tile floor, definitely don't want to get it on carpet!

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Works better for me then the expensive low filled cans from the LQS. some people use the cheap hairspray from the 99C store and others the elmers Glue Spray can in the craft section at Walmart. since neither of them have the word Quilting on it they are even cheaper and seem to work as well. I have not tried to yet but will once I run out.
    I've never heard of using hairspray for basting spray, does anyone have more info on this method. I have a very limited budget and I'd love to try this.

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    I've used spray basting a couple of times (pink and white can). I really like the shortcut and not having to thread baste. I've broken too many needles with pin basting, ya, stupid huh! I have an acrylic sewing table and the sticky over spray really adhered to the surface and made it tacky. Should have washed off with soap and water being water soluable, but hasn't. The other issue I've experienced is while smoothing the quilt top, the bat material seems to stretch and causes the back to ripple. I'm sure it's my technique; any solutions anyone?

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    I just sprayed for the first time, it looks pretty good.

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    I have used spray basting in the past but the fumes were very hard on my lungs and there was no where I could use it outside. This is why I wanted to try the Flynn Frame...no basting needed. I did find that it works well on cotton batting but not on poly. One that works is wonderful but take care of your lungs also.

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    absolutely not. I use 505 basting spray and it is the best thing EVER. Does not shift - stays put forever, does not gunk my needle. I would not waste the time adding pins.

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    I use spray basting on most of my quilts, but if it is a baby quilt I do not use it.
    I am very concerned that the spray may cause an allergic reaction.
    I may be overly cautious but do not want to take a chance.

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    I have never used the spray either, but from what I'm reading I'm thinking I need to!!! You all make it sound very tempting! I think I've been intiminated by the concern of the smell but more importantly the overspray and resedue. I guess I'm going to have to give it a try.

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    The Pink and White can is called "The Original Quilt Basting Spray"
    Acid free and is made by Sullivans The last can - 13 oz - cost $12.95 @ a LQS
    Made in Downer's Grove Illinois
    630.435.1530 phone
    630.435.1532 fax
    1.800.228.5635 X 009 is the 24 hour emergency number.
    I don't think running out in the middle of a quilt projects qualifies as an emergency to them:)!!!
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