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Thread: Spray Gluing suggestion... Thank you

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    I'm not sure which one of you wonderful people suggested this idea or in which thread, so sorry about that, but I'd just like to send whoever you are a big Thank You... It worked perfectly and I'm now a very happy bunny.

    The suggestion was to put the cut batting down first onto the carpet (it stays exactly where it should) and lay the backing onto it right side up. fold back one half and spray, then lay out the fabric... smoothing out any wrinkles as you go. Then do the other half.

    Turn the whole thing over and do the same with the patchworked front/top.

    Usually, however careful I have pinned and basted, I have had the odd annoying ruckle or fold on the back once I've started quilting. But using this method, I had my smooth, sandwiched quilt ready to sew in about half an hour.

    Thank you for a ruckle-free, no pain quilt session. This is going to be the way I do my quilts from now on. :thumbup:

    Joanne

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    I've been spray-basting my quilts for years and it's the only way for me!!!

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    Yes spray basting works wonderful. So glad you discovered it Damkina.

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    Is spray basting a spray adhesive glue? Do you have to becareful of getting on the rug etc?

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    I've got to get my nerve up to try spray basting. It seems so much nicer than pins. Especially if I actually learn FMQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Is spray basting a spray adhesive glue? Do you have to becareful of getting on the rug etc?
    Not a glue, it is a temporary, washable spray. My favorite is 505, there is also a June Taylor and a couple of others. Not a spray glue. You do not want to get it on your rug, my suggestion is to take painting sheets (drop cloths) or newspapers or something and after taping down your backing, put those around the edges to catch overspray.

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    Another way to catch overspray is to lay a large flat sheet down first. You can toss it in the laundry hamper afterwards, because basting spray is water soluble and the sheet will be fit for a bed again after one washing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    I've got to get my nerve up to try spray basting. It seems so much nicer than pins. Especially if I actually learn FMQ.
    FMQ is the next thing on my list to get the nerve to do. :D

    Good idea, I'll also put a sheet down next time... had a bit of scrubbing to do on one sticky patch of the carpet. lol

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    yipee!!!!!! Another spray basting convert. It does work great, doesn't it.

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    Kind of confused - If you are putting the batting down first and then adding the backing on top - pulling up the batting one half at a time and spraying the basting spray on it - flipping it and adding the quilted top and doing the same thing again- do you have to tape the backing to the floor???

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    I tape the backing to the floor (actually, I now use tables, floors are too hard on the knees) cover the area outside the quilt with sheets, spray the backing, lay the batting over the backing smoothing as you go so there are no wrinkles. (this works better if you have a second person on the larger quilts) then I spray the batting and smooth the top over the batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Kind of confused - If you are putting the batting down first and then adding the backing on top - pulling up the batting one half at a time and spraying the basting spray on it - flipping it and adding the quilted top and doing the same thing again- do you have to tape the backing to the floor???
    I was confused at first and was a bit reluctant to actually get started... took me three days to take the plunge, but once I'd tried it, it's a great way to sandwich a quilt together. I just wish I could remember which thread I read this idea from.

    Yes, the batting goes down first as it does stick to the carpet a little, so no tape needed here. Then lay the backing into position with the wrong side down facing the batting, lift up half and spray, turn over and repeat.

    For the first time ever, I didn't use any tape, pins or basting and the whole job (not including the ironing) was done it about 30mins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Kind of confused - If you are putting the batting down first and then adding the backing on top - pulling up the batting one half at a time and spraying the basting spray on it - flipping it and adding the quilted top and doing the same thing again- do you have to tape the backing to the floor???
    No. In the first step, the batting is on the carpet; batting will stick to the carpet without pinning, much better than fabric will.

    Second step is to lay the backing fabric over the batting. Once you have it centered and positioned as you want it, you fold half of the backing fabric back over itself. This keeps it in position, but exposes the batting. (Before spraying, you probably want to place some towels or newspapers around the edges to catch any overspray.)

    Spray either the batting that is exposed, or the wrong side of the backing. Fold the backing back and smooth the surface so there are no wrinkles. When you are satisfied with that half of the quilt, fold the remaining half of the backing fabric back over itself, exposing the unsprayed batting, and repeat the spraying and smoothing process (smoothing from the center out).

    Once the batting and backing have been spray-basted together, you flip the entire sandwich so the backing is underneath and the other side of the batting is exposed. Layer the top as before, getting it positioned as you want it first, then folding back half of it to prepare for spraying.

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