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Thread: Temporary basting spray adhesive and glue sticks, let's talk!

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    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
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    I have a can of temporary quilt basting spray. I believe it is June Tailer brand. I don't like it. I haven't tried any of the other brands. This is a can I picked up at WM a while back and only recently tried it. It's the only brand I've ever seen.
    I don't know about other brands, but this one really has a strong chemical smell when first sprayed. It doesn't stick very well, especially for paper. I'm making in the hoop (embroidered) ornaments, and needed to glue paper to fabric and fabric to tear away stabilizer. I ended up with very sticky hands and sticky fabric that wouldn't stay where it needed to stay. A mess, mostly.

    I remember reading about using glue sticks, so I used regular, washable Elmer's glue sticks. The result was great. I didn't have any problems with it gumming up the needle or anything, yet, but I only made one ornament with the glue. I prefer to keep on using the glue, but I'm wondering if anyone has had any machine problems from using glue stickes??

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    I've never used glue sticks while sewing. However, I swear by 505 Basting Spray....it works great!

    Here is a nice place to purchase -- and the price is very reasonable:

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...x_TD20276.HTML



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    Thank you for the link, sewjoyce. I will check it out and probably order.

    I've changed my mind on the glue stick, though. It is gumming up the needle and causing me a lot of grief.


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    OH YAY! Sewjoice, I just realized that is from Connecting Threads, and I'm about place an order from them, anyway! THanks!

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    Butter - try ironing butcher paper to the backside of your fabric. It has wax on one side that sticks the paper to the fabric but comes off easily when YOU are ready. I do not embroider (yet!) so hope that works in a HOOP. :-o

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    505 spray...definitely. I haven't found anything better!! I won't use anything else.

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    I use 505, and it is good, but the one I like best is put out by Sullivans, and is called The Original Quilt Basting Spray. It comes in a pink and white can with13 oz in it and it is great! I also use the Elmers glue sticks when doing bindings by hand, and I love it.

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    I am not a big fan of the June Tailor brand of basting spray...it does NOT wash off easily on plastic surfaces or your hands... I sprayed a piece of fabric over an empty garbage can 6 months ago and the sides are still tacky and I have washed it out with hot water and soap numerous times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    OH YAY! Sewjoice, I just realized that is from Connecting Threads, and I'm about place an order from them, anyway! THanks!
    I can ALWAYS find stuff to order from them :lol: :lol: :lol:


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    505 spray is the only one to use....works great and no odors.
    No glue sticks....I like Roxanne's Glue Baste It...costs a little more; but much better to use. Also, try to keep it on the edges and not so far in that you have to stitch on it.
    HAPPY QUILTING !!
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    505 is what I use!

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    I use the elmers school glue for alll my bindings and have never had my machine or needle get sticky from it. I also heat set with the iron as I glue it to the quilt. When all finished it doesn't cause problems and washes out completely. I also use 505 or kk2000 without any problems for basting the quilt together. Some sprays are just gooey, but these two I've named work very well. good Luck

    Suzy

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    I tried JT & Dritz brands and thought I didn't ever want to use spray adhesive on quilts again. Then I got hold of some 505 and LOVE it!!

    Just bought a new can today - a 10.98 oz. can (Really, who comes up w/ the amount in a can? Couldn't they go to 10.75 or 11?). $20!! Ugh, what a boring way to spend $20. But I detest basting, have tried every method known, and this is the least annoying (probably b/c it takes just a few minutes).

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    I have used sullivans and 505 and like them both. It makes basting the quilt so much easier.

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    I bought a can of 505 for 12.50 at my quilt shop. basted a quilt for kids guilt. I didn't know if I was applying enough spray, but it worked very well. I won't be going back to hand or pin basting

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    I've never used glue sticks while sewing. However, I swear by 505 Basting Spray....it works great!

    Here is a nice place to purchase -- and the price is very reasonable:

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...x_TD20276.HTML

    Ditto. Love 505.

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    I prefer 505, but when my local quilt shop runs out of it I buy Dritz (in a small yellow can) from Jo-Ann's. June Taylor spray doesn't stick enough & when you're quilting it will allow the layers to shift... disaster!

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    Does anyone use Sulky's spray adhesive? Joann's sells it. The can is rather small but Joyce Drexler on all the TV programs where she guests says you only need to spray a little so the small can goes a long way. I've never seen 505 at Joann's; I wish they carried it.

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    505 is all i use as well.
    I put a tutorial on my blog for using it to baste quilts. it's great stuff!!

    http://quiltersparadisecafe.blogspot...-how-do-i.html

    Hope this helps!
    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme Quilter
    Does anyone use Sulky's spray adhesive? Joann's sells it. The can is rather small but Joyce Drexler on all the TV programs where she guests says you only need to spray a little so the small can goes a long way. I've never seen 505 at Joann's; I wish they carried it.
    I used Sulky and it worked fine for me. If I am remembering correctly, though, it has a strong chemical smell. Be sure your area is well-ventilated when you use it.

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    i believe in 505! can't live without it. I think the advantage is no odor and good reliable stick without gumming up your machine. Very important! the other brands, IMO have a very strong smell and should be used in ventilated areas and not if you have any lung issues. not a problem with the 505. If your LQS does not carry it, it is readily available on line.
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    I didn't like June Tailor either. I just purchased Sulky KK 2000. The can states Safe for you, non-toxic, odorless and clear. Safe to use indoors.

    As far as clean up, it says not water soluble. Wipe off excess adhesive with denatured alcohol. Denatured means not drinkable, can be plain rubbing alcohol. This may be why some of you are having a problem washing the spray off with water.

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    Try this so spray does not go everywhere. Take a 32oz plastic travel cup (like from QT or somewhere). Cut off the cup holder part. Now you have a hollow applicator. Place the good rounded part (the part from which you drink) and place that on your stabilizer. Spray through the opening that you have just cut. It keep the spray contained and won't gum everything up.

    Also, I like KK2000 better than 505. It doesn't seem like there is as much as the 505, but that little tiny can lasts longer than the much larger can of 505 and it is better for the environment.

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    Hello Buttercream,
    I used the pink can spray one time.... and had to spray it by the front door it was so bad, and I once tryed the 505 but the very best is the Sulky KK 2000. I love it. Do not have to worrie about the smell. Can re position time after time. Does NOT gum up your needle and to get rid of it just iron with a warm iron.... NO STEAM just dry iron. NEVER put water on it or it will be forever sticky. I buy at JoAnn's when on sale for 50% off. DO not let the smaller can make you think there is less there. They do not have the o zone perpelent in the cans. The spray is eco friendly,
    and again all I can say is I LOVE IT and use if for all sorts of things....
    Best of luck with the emb projects.... Connie

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    i have come to the conclusion that all quilters possess an extra "loyalty" gene in our DNA. so many of us have a list of supplies and tools that we "swear by" and simply cannot do without. we are amazed anybody else would use anything else. it's a wonderful thing. and aren't we modern quilters lucky to have so many choices?

    I'm quit happy with my cheapy-cheap June T spray. the only reason i haven't tried the 505 - which gets consistently rave reviews - is that i am ... well ... cheapy cheap. i'm scared to death that i'd be like everybody else who cannot bear to go back to wm once they've tried 505. :lol:

    when i need the extra stability of a fused stabilizer i also use freezer paper (aka butcher paper). it works for machine embroidery, quilting, and a bazillion other things. it tears away more easily for me than anything else i've tried so far.

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