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Thread: Spray glue for Sandwiching??

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    I read somewhere on the site recently where the ladies were talking about using a spray glue instead of pinning when sandwiching the front, batting and back before quilting. I am not finding that thread of discussion now.
    I have just finished the top of a wall hanging "Mexican Star". I have never quilted anything myself, but sent it out and paid to have it done. I now want to try to do it myself.
    Is it good to use the spray glue to keep the batting and the front and back together?
    I hope this picture gets posted. Also, what would you suggest for a simple quilting of this.

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    :( I am not sure if this got posted correctly or not. It is not showing up with NEW written next to the topic.

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    It won't show up as "new" to you, since you initiated the topic!

    It's not called spray glue. If you do a search on spray basting, you will find many discussions of this topic. Many of us spray baste now because it is so much faster and easier than other methods. I recommend using 505 brand for spray basting, as it seems to work the best and does not have a strong odor. (You still need to work in a well-ventilated area so you do not breathe it in too much!) I have used other brands also, but 505 is definitely my favorite.

    p.s. Your Mexican Star is breathtaking!

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    Beautiful quilt top! Yes, it's spray basting, make sure you spray in a well ventilated area, make sure you DON'T purchase the heat to activate spray. And if you get a wrinkle don't stress just peal back fabric and reposition, will still hold. Good luck!

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Make sure you get quilt basting spray and not spray glue! There's a big difference!

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    I wonder if it's basting spray you mean? I am allergic to it but I heard it works well.

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    Love your Mexican Star! Have the pattern and hope I can do as well!

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    Use 505 all the time, you still have to do some pinning, but. Not nearly as much.

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    Patsy Thompson did a video and I saw it on the Quilt Show where she demonstrated the technique..she put hers on the wall...seemed to work well...I do it on the table...

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    There is a U tube video of a quilter who uses 505 spray quilt basting and actually bastes her quilt/batting/backing while it hangs on a wall (covered with ceiling tiles that you can use tacks to hold the backing). If I can find it I will post the name. Seems to work very well.

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    some people love basting spray, some have problems with it. it is always worth trying new things to see how they work and whether or not they help YOU.
    do not go to the hardware store and buy spray adhesive...it is a permenent bond will stiffen your project and is IMPOSSIBLE to sew through--gums up needles (if you can get them through it)
    there are a number of different basting sprays on the market, if you do a search on 'basting spray' you will be able to see what brands others like, don't like, and the why's.
    they are available at lqs' , joannes, michaels, hobby lobby...ect.

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    I recently got some basting spray at Joannes that had a green top, fumes wheren't as nasty and worked great.
    I put backing on table and tape it so it won't move, batting and then top, fold back and spray half of backing and then smooth the batting onto of backing, spray the batting and then smooth top onto batting, then do the other half. good luck.

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