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

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    :D I posted a few weeks ago about basting spray. I had a can, never used it before. I always pin basted. Well, I have a king sized monster quilt I have been working on that was ready for basting. DH and I went out in the driveway and spray basted out there lol. In no time that sucker was smoothed out and ready to go! I did pin some, because I wasn't sure I could trust the spray. There really was no need for the pins though. I am a convert!!!

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    It is wonderful! It holds for awhile too. I've had times that the quilt sat for a couple of weeks and was still holding. It might loosen at the edges from handling, but I just spray a little more if I feel it's necessary.

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    Yaaaaay! Good for you! Glad it worked out well for you. I am the other way round, I had never pin basted, I am far to impatient to get things done! Ditto the comments from katier825 too!

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    It bugs me the price of that stuff, when you can walk down to the hardware section and buy a can of spray glue for half the price ( But I know I can't use it!!). The spray glue adds a lot to the cost of your finished project so for anyone who sells their items, that is a huge factor.

    BUT I will NEVER make another quilt without it!!

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    I too spray basted one yesterday. I also did some pinning (didn't trust it either). It was so much faster. I have to do it on the floor and have an not so good back. So, thanks so much for the info and encouragement.
    Question, everyone said it worked best on cotton batting. The can also says that. But, I have several pkgs of poly batting sitting in a closet. Has anyone tried it. I don't want to waste the spray or even more so my time. I will never buy poly again. Another tip I learned since joining.

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    I used it a couple of times on the poly batting and it worked fine. I do prefer the cotton batting. It quilts up so nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camillacamilla
    :D I posted a few weeks ago about basting spray. I had a can, never used it before. I always pin basted. Well, I have a king sized monster quilt I have been working on that was ready for basting. DH and I went out in the driveway and spray basted out there lol. In no time that sucker was smoothed out and ready to go! I did pin some, because I wasn't sure I could trust the spray. There really was no need for the pins though. I am a convert!!!
    You were reading my mind to post this!!:)I did try a small sample w/the spray that was a friends and it just didn't work out...could be the way she sprayed, etc. I too had a can and it just sat here forever!:)Till a couple of days ago and I sprayed a good sized quilt w/it...I too pin basted the outside edge and a few spots in the middle. Didn't take half the time it normally takes me to baste...I finished quilting it and I am so sold on this basting spray! Well, adhesive spray!:)I'm stocking up!! Love it-love it! SKeat

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    I love the spray. I use it a lot when lap quilting!!!

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    I am bad, I use the stuff from the hardware store, I use it sparingly. and I spray the batting not the fabric. I have never had a problem with it. I can't see spending that on a can, but I don't need to do that any more anyway since I got my bigger machine.

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    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:

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    I'm glad you love it. I'm a basting spray convert too. Isn't it the greatest.

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    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:

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    Love the basting spray. Use it exclusively all the time!!!! I have the fortunate opportunity of going over to my church and pushing together tables that I can set at a good height and use those for basting my quilts so I don't have to get down on the floor!!! I have taught my DH and my sons girlfriend how to baste and they have even basted several of my quilts all by themselves with me just supervising.

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    I use basting spray on poly batting all the time for embroidery. I spray the batting and stick it on the back of my hooped fabric. It stays on great during the whole embroidery process :wink:

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    Yep, makes a world of difference huh?

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    I've used the products made for quilters for several years and really like the speed and results, and "no pins"! I had to laugh at the quilter with the overspray problem and cat hair! I think that would be the biggest difference between the quilter product and the "hardware store" variety though. The product for quilters is water soluable--meant to wash out of your fabrics, and consequently can be washed off other hard surfaces as well--like you tabletop or countertop. Wouldnt that be worth the difference in price?

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    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?

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    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:





    I did this on my coffee table and like to never got it all off!!! From now on, I cover the table and the floor with news paper! :lol: :lol: :lol: I have also used an old sheet.

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    if you use something with an alchol base it usually takes up the glue, and ther eis usually enough over hang on the batting it usually catches most of it, I some times have to go back and catch the corners etc. I make more of a mess when I am using it with the embroidery machine, I usually hang an old shopping bag or something to catch the worse of it.

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    TRY BUYING THE CANS WHEN JOANN HAS THEIR 50% OFF COUPONS.

    HELPS A LOT WITH THE POCKETBOOK !!!!.......

    I EVEN DO MY SMALLER WALL HANGINGS AND IT REALLY IS A BIG HELP WHEN TRYING TO DO MACHINE QUILTING ON THEM.

    WORKS GREAT...MJ

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    DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT.TRY ON YOUR SMALLER WALL HANGINGS...WORKS LIFE A WHOLE LOT EASIER WHEN MACHINE QUILTING.

    WE SET UP A LARGE BOARD IN THE GARAGE ON SAW HORSES, GARBAGE CANS OR WHATEVER......AND SPRAY AWAY.

    I SOMETIMES COLLECT A FEW AND HOLD THEM TO DO ALL AT THE SAME TIME.....SAVES TIME SETTING UP.

    HAPPY SPRAYING...MJ



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    Ok...I am going to tell my story. I already said that I spray basted a quilt yesterday and thought it was great. The only problem I had was that I too had oversprayed...onto the excess batting. That would not have really mattered if I had not knelt on it to add a few pins. When I went to stand up my jeans were basted. The result was very fuzzy white knees.
    All in all it was good. The quilt was easier to baste, the fuzz came off my jeans and my new manicure wasn't really ruined. :oops:

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    Just a thought. Read this on another site and it works!
    Aqua Net! Much less expensive and didn't gunk up my needle.
    I wash my quilts when I am finished and it worked beautifully.

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    Glad you had success with the basting spray. :lol:

    I think we had a discussion about hair spray earlieron another thread and it was strongly suggested NOT to use it! :?

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    WOW, using the driveway was a great idea!

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