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    i only spray baste no more pinning !! the spray baste will keep your quilt together for a good long time (if sprayed good) while you finish the quilt i have sprayed a quilt and carried it around everywhere in the house and to a friends house to show her to get an opinion on how to finish it and the quilt stayed together
    i can say i think once you go to spray basting you wont go back to pinning

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    The stuff in the pink and white can is Sullivan's.. It's great stuff..

    I can spray baste a quilt and days even weeks later and it's still stuck just fine.. I can also lift and reposition the fabric if necessary... One can has lasted me forever.. I only barely spray it.. Just a very very light swish across the area. It will wash away without any trouble..

    The only drawback is that it smells! It says to use with plenty of ventilation, but I have to work in my basement.. another reason not to use much! I think it is the best product.

    Once sprayed and stuck, I never pin, don't need to. It's a great product and I'll keep using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary M
    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.
    i have used 505 and another one by dritz that is low odor in the house with a fan on and or a window open and it wasnt bad just dont light a cig with the vapors still i the air it is very flamable if it is a large quilt i take it to our civic center and use the spray in a larger room with no problem

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    someone said you can use the 99 cent hair spray from the dollar store........does that really work/ plain old hair spray???? sounds too good to be true

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    I use the spray basting and find the Quilt and Basting Spray by Sullivans (pink can) works great. I follow instructions and spray lightly. Then I use 10 to 12 pins to anchor the quilt. Better than getting on the floor and trying to use 50+ safety pins.I can spray at least 5 or more quilts using that method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadpoles_62
    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 ?
    I have not tried before but I hate pinning so I would like to give it a try.

    Which brand do you use? I read one of these replies and they mentioned something about gunking (don't think that was the term they used) up the bobbin. Have you had any problems with that? Thank you in advance for your reply.

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    The person who first showed me spray basting said to iron the basted quilt with a warm iron. That will release the spray and make it easier to smooth out. I used Sullivan spray

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    I googled "The Original Quilt Basting Spray" and Hancock Fabrics has it for $8.99 per can.

    Here is the link if you want it:
    http://www.hancockfabrics.com/search...ting%20machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    When you spray baste and even all the layers were smoothed very well and you still find some small amount of wrinkles on the back....how do you then get the wrinkles smooth.
    I just gently smooth them out with my hand. If I have not started sewing and discover them, with the 505 you can lift up the backing and smooth it out again.
    I always use the 505
    You can do the same thing with the June Taylor from Walmart. Since I do my spray basting on a shower curtain in the grass mine comes out bumpy. Then I take my basted quilt to the basement and lift half of the layer and resmooth it. Then work my way around so it is all smooth. Works for me. K

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    I still pin but I'm going to start spraying

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    Hey Everyone!!!! I just finished the quilt and used the spray basting.....it was WONDERFUL!!! I had no problem what so ever. The only thing I would do different is to spray only half of the fabric then smooth that out & then do the other half. I had no puckers and I used no pins!!!!! I am a beliver and will probably never use pins again. Also there was no oder, I used the June Tailor brand from JoAnns.

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    Three Questions .... (1) Do you spray on the fabric or the batting? (2) Where do you spray (on the floor, outside, design wall, table)? (3) How do you handle the issues with the overspray (it leaves a sticky residue everywhere)?

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    What website do you get the 505 spray and fix on? The one I found is 12.95 per can or a larger can for more. I'm pretty cheap but I want to use what works best so if there is something online cheaper, a web site for that would be great.
    I have been using the fusible batting and it is hit or miss as to whether if adheres, sometimes it is great especially for my smaller projects but sometimes it just doesn't work very well.
    I kind of feel like I am cheating by using it and that I am not a true quilter, but it sure makes things easier and I'm all for easy if I can get it right

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    My trick is to spray baste and then walk on the quilt being sure to cover every square inch for several times around...in sock feet, of course! Then I usually don't get around to doing the quilting for a couple of days or more---not sure if that makes a difference or not! I've never needed pins or to spray baste any more after doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inny
    Three Questions .... (1) Do you spray on the fabric or the batting? (2) Where do you spray (on the floor, outside, design wall, table)? (3) How do you handle the issues with the overspray (it leaves a sticky residue everywhere)?
    I spray the batting, put the backing on top, walk on it for a few minutes (with sock feet) to adhere it well, turn it over, spray the batting again and then put the top on...and walk on it for a few minutes. I have done this on my tile kitchen floor (Swiffered off the overspray), on a hardwood floor (damp mopped the overspray I think...this was many moons ago!) and on a big tarp on the driveway (hosed it off really well and let it air dry). The tarp on the driveway was the easiest since it was king sized and on the driveway, I could walk around it on all four sides. Now I usually make baby quilts and I use a tarp or king sized sheet spread on the living room floor with the furniture pushed back....then throw the sheet in the washer to get rid of the overspray. Basting is my least favorite part of the entire craft so I do it as easily and quickly as possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfowles
    What website do you get the 505 spray and fix on? The one I found is 12.95 per can or a larger can for more. I'm pretty cheap but I want to use what works best so if there is something online cheaper, a web site for that would be great.
    I have been using the fusible batting and it is hit or miss as to whether if adheres, sometimes it is great especially for my smaller projects but sometimes it just doesn't work very well.
    I kind of feel like I am cheating by using it and that I am not a true quilter, but it sure makes things easier and I'm all for easy if I can get it right
    I found the 505 spray at Sewforless.com. I bought a case of 12 for $153 because they had free shipping if you bought $149 worth. That was for the 17oz cans, which I think retail for about $24, so it was a great deal. Otherwise it is about $13.50 plus shipping.

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    I use the 505 spray and then, just to be sure, I hand baste all around the outside edges of the sandwich, and I leave that hand basting in until the sandwich has been sufficiently quilted so that it is perfectly secure.

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    Spray basting is the best. It never works for me with the pin method.

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    I like the spray basting. someone on the board said hairspray works great too. God bless.

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    How do you get the spay basting off the counter, I did use it the other day and got some on my counter, I tried alcohol
    and a scrubbie,nothing! yuk,still there on my counter and sticky! So far not a fan of it!

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    I asked a similar question because some overspray got on my acrylic sewing table. It's supposed to be water soluble ... I can't get off the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inny
    Three Questions .... (1) Do you spray on the fabric or the batting? (2) Where do you spray (on the floor, outside, design wall, table)? (3) How do you handle the issues with the overspray (it leaves a sticky residue everywhere)?
    (1) I personally don't think it matters, but it's usually advised to spray the batting.
    (2) Small quilts get done on the kitchen island. Large quilts on the floor, but I would like to use a wall some day. Have read posts from people who have used a garage wall or a garage door.
    (3) I lay out sheets to cover an area much larger than my quilt. Usually a king-size flat sheet is enough. Spray from the edge towards the center to minimize overspray. I like sheets because they can be tossed in the laundry.

    I have never had an overspray problem but if I did, and if it did not come off as expected, I would call the manufacturer and ask their advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    When you spray baste and even all the layers were smoothed very well and you still find some small amount of wrinkles on the back....how do you then get the wrinkles smooth.
    I also use the 505 spray but do tape my backing down to the floor (or other large hard surface) before spraying and sandwiching which cuts down on any wrinkles on the backing.

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    I have seen a lot of questions about over spray and I have only one suggestion to all of you. Try Simple Green. It will remove the built up greasy road film from the fenders of my car here in Alaska where nothing else would and it is biodegradable and non toxic. On the tough stuff I used it full strength. Hope this helps.

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    I wonder if goo gone will work?

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