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Thread: Thank you for encouraging me to try basting spray!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriJ
    I'm a pin baster that likes the idea of spray basting, but I don't have a clue how to do it. Is there a video out there somewhere that would show me what to do?
    I wasn't real sure either Lori at first!:)For the only thing I had previously had basted w/the spray was a wall size. I 'taped' my bottom layer on the floor as usual for I thought it might keep it from sliding since it was on my kitchen floor...layered my batting and top...each layer smoothing out any crinkles as I went. Then I folded the batting and the top layer over in half. I sat on the quilt side on my knees. Sprayed 8-10" in a left to right motion. Then reached under the batting that is folded towards me and smoothed it towards the end like you would hang wallpaper. Then the right side and then left. Since I didn't spray but a 1/4 of the way to the end, I repeated the above. Then I turned around and rolled the quilt again towards me (batting and top) till I met up where the adhesive spray was sticking in the middle. Repeated like the above. I then, just because I wasn't a believer and wasn't sure...I put a few pins in the middle and did all the way around the edge...just for insurance:)It was great!! I started machine quilting that night, finished the next day...it never moved! I'm sold!! The can says it will stay on there for about 2 weeks...so, not something to spray and wait 6months...but, might try it to see on my own science quilt experiment>:) I always, normally worry that something like would depreciate or yellow...but this seems to wash right out and I did overspray a smidgen on the floor...and, left it on purpose. For I wanted to see what it would do on my floor...it is gone and was in 2 days! Overspray here is not a problem:)And, the smell wasn't either. It says to use not in an closed area....:)Hope that helps for some insight and I am sure others will have some more great input on this too. I thought of draping the quilt over a big table, but was worried it would wrinkle??Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Quote Originally Posted by LoriJ
    I'm a pin baster that likes the idea of spray basting, but I don't have a clue how to do it. Is there a video out there somewhere that would show me what to do?
    I wasn't real sure either Lori at first!:)For the only thing I had previously had basted w/the spray was a wall size. I 'taped' my bottom layer on the floor as usual for I thought it might keep it from sliding since it was on my kitchen floor...layered my batting and top...each layer smoothing out any crinkles as I went. Then I folded the batting and the top layer over in half. I sat on the quilt side on my knees. Sprayed 8-10" in a left to right motion. Then reached under the batting that is folded towards me and smoothed it towards the end like you would hang wallpaper. Then the right side and then left. Since I didn't spray but a 1/4 of the way to the end, I repeated the above. Then I turned around and rolled the quilt again towards me (batting and top) till I met up where the adhesive spray was sticking in the middle. Repeated like the above. I then, just because I wasn't a believer and wasn't sure...I put a few pins in the middle and did all the way around the edge...just for insurance:)It was great!! I started machine quilting that night, finished the next day...it never moved! I'm sold!! The can says it will stay on there for about 2 weeks...so, not something to spray and wait 6months...but, might try it to see on my own science quilt experiment>:) I always, normally worry that something like would depreciate or yellow...but this seems to wash right out and I did overspray a smidgen on the floor...and, left it on purpose. For I wanted to see what it would do on my floor...it is gone and was in 2 days! Overspray here is not a problem:)And, the smell wasn't either. It says to use not in an closed area....:)Hope that helps for some insight and I am sure others will have some more great input on this too. I thought of draping the quilt over a big table, but was worried it would wrinkle??Skeat
    Thanks Skeat. I've got two lap quilts ready to go, I"ll have to go get some and give it a try. Sullivans, right? Hmmm gotta figure out who sells it around here. Sure would beat being on my knees on the floor to pin everything. And my fingers will be thankful too.

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    I've never spray basted, but after reading this I'm going to try it on the quilt in currently working on....should be ready to baste in a couple of days :) Thanks for all these great ideas/tips.

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    Hi Lori, I recommend spraying.....it's really quite easy. Just follow the directions on the can and you shouldn't have any trouble. I have purchased mine in both Joann's and in Walmart's......both worked just fine. mj

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    Sewforless.com has what's called 505 adhesive spray on sale, 50% off if you buy 12 right now. Breaks down to 11.99 a can. I put it in my basket, but couldn't decide if it was worth it. I really want to use it, but is this a good price?

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    I like spray basting. I sprayed one last July and started handquilting it. The first couple of weeks it was difficult to push the needle thru. I finished quilting it in December (I'm slow). It got easier and easier to quilt as time passed and even though several months passed the adhesive still held. I was impressed.

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    When you use poly batting, my suggestion is to spray your quilt fabric and not the batting....it seems to do something to the batting when you spray it directly on it. or maybe it was just the brand of poly batt that I used at the time.

    Otherwise it works just as well as on cotton batting.

    I've had a couple of quilts that I basted a couple of years ago and never got around to quilting until this year and it still held well except for around the edges and I gave it a light spritz again. I do NOT spray heavily.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

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    I used the stuff for the first time just a few days ago! On the first project, I used poly batting, and quilted it right away. Didn't bother to pin, that's why I bought the spray!!!!! It did start to come apart at the edges, but not too bad.

    I've used it since on my next project, which is a quilt as you go double Irish chain quilt. With a bamboo/cotton batting, and it's still coming apart at the edges, but not quite so much, and this piece is getting a lot of manipulation while under the needle, unlike the other piece.

    I love the stuff. Yeah, it s-cks that it's so expensive, and I def. won't be using it on everything, but when I can, I will!!!

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    I use the basting spray on all types of batting. I do not however spray anything in the house because I have parrots and even the warning on the can says not to spray around birds. I spray outside and once it dries I bring it in and have no problems with the birds, the fabric adhering or anything else.

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    I too spray lightly. I don't think I could use a lot of cans of it in a lifetime. My can is still 3/4 full and I've done 2 quilts with it. I do quilt slow by hand, but even if I machine quilted it I don't think I'd buy more than one can at a time. Is there a shelf life on this stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I use it, too! But DH has forbidden me from spraying in the house......I did it on the dining room table. Yes, I covered the table. But the overspray covered the chairs!! LOL LOL :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I told him to just "let it go!"....that it would disappear in time. (I wasn't sure!) LOL :mrgreen: I didn't figure in the CAT hair getting caught in it......so a day later, I saw the cat hair and started washing it off. LOL :mrgreen: He caught me! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Good thing he has a good sense of humor :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    So funny. Sounds like something I would do. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    At least it didn't baste the CAT to the chairs :? :?

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    hi all,

    I've always be afraid that my needle would get all gunky. Didn't see anyone mention this, so am I wrong?

    peel

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    The spray basting has never gunked up my needles or machine, I've used it for 6 years...the very first quilt class I took that was what we were told to bring to class and taught how to use it not pin basting.

    Yes, I am not keen on the overspray. I put down a sheet on my kitchen floor before I put my quilt down to spray baste. That helps keep the overspray from going on my tile, cuz I hate to try to wash it off my tile. Then I throw the sheet in the laundry...no muss no fuss.

    I use Sullivan's spray baste and the smell reminds me of the Easter egg dye of years ago, I like the smell but know that it isn't good to inhale. I heard there is another basting spray that has no odor and has less overspray but I don't know the name of it.

    Warm quilt hugs, sue

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    i love the spray, my first quilt i made i pinned it and said never again was a pain in the you know what i found and tried the spray and like i said will never go back to pinning i went to jo anns yesterday and they had the spray 50 % off yes i was in a aweee i bought 6 cans of it im sett for awhile !!!!!!!
    i have let the quilts set or in some cases took my time on quilting them for as much as 3 -4 weeks and they still held together everytime i went back to do sewing on them i think the world of the person that invented this stuff for quilting !!

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    To lakehouse:

    It depends on the size of the can. I recently purchased a 159 gram can in Canada and it was $19.99. I normally buy the Sullivans because it is cheaper but couldn't find it at the time.

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