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using hairspray..Aquanet..to spray baste your quilt

Old 02-01-2010, 04:27 PM
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I used Aqua Net to spray baste to test it. Using cotton
scrap squares with polyester batting and another trial
with cotton batting and no deal. the layers did not stick together altho I bought the Super Duper Hold to try this. Anyone have an idea of what happened and why it didn't hold?
i do like the June Taylor Spray for basting but this would be less costly if it would stick. marmar
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:15 PM
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Without looking at the other thread, all I can say is that I'd rather spend a few extra dollars on something that was meant to baste a quilt.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Lneal
Interesting to say the least! Has anyone here on the board actually tried aqua net hair spray and found it works?
Yes I used it...back in the 60's...on my hair...it worked great!
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Old 01-19-2023, 04:25 AM
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There is a brand I haven't thought about in years. When I was a teenager, I used DipityDo to set my long hair on brush rollers every night before bed. And every morning I'd spray on the Aqua Net. I think I remember I paid 99 cents a can for it. Must be up to $10 a can by now if they even still sell it.
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Old 01-19-2023, 05:33 AM
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I would not take the chance on hair spray or a hair product to spray baste a quilt. Way to save money: 1. watch JoAnn's for 50% coupon and purchase a can of spray baste or 2. try glue basting. I use the JoAnn's spray by Spray-N-Bond. It is not found in the quilting areas but in the accessories area, buttons etc. but clearly states "made for sewing, quilting, embroidery and does not leave residue on the needle.

I have not used glue but many on the Quilting Board have and find it effective.
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Old 01-19-2023, 08:28 AM
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All hair spary will wash out so the residue is not a problem. It's hard to find plain old hair spray. We use to use it in art class to keep chalk from smearing and I have seen hand quilters use it to keep the chalk quilt markings on the quilt top from rubbing off. Here is a recipe that works for basting. I use it instead of buying basting spray.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVRrFGFXXfc
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Old 01-19-2023, 08:34 AM
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Onebyone, thank you for reminding me of using hair spray as an art fixative. We use to spray our sketches with hair spray in art class to prevent smearing.
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Old 01-19-2023, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
All hair spary will wash out so the residue is not a problem. It's hard to find plain old hair spray. We use to use it in art class to keep chalk from smearing and I have seen hand quilters use it to keep the chalk quilt markings on the quilt top from rubbing off. Here is a recipe that works for basting. I use it instead of buying basting spray.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVRrFGFXXfc
I watched this video and wrote out the directions. Found one MAJOR flaw in them. She did NOT give the amount of the alchol to use. Otherwise it sounded like an easy way but I also reccommend that you have good ventilation as alchol can cause some to have breathing problems.

I woked in the medical field for over 30 years and always opened one window for air circulation pharmacy closet. Could not stand the alchol fumes. Also use NOTHING stronger than 70% alchol content.
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Old 01-19-2023, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by SewingSew View Post
There is a brand I haven't thought about in years. When I was a teenager, I used DipityDo to set my long hair on brush rollers every night before bed. And every morning I'd spray on the Aqua Net. I think I remember I paid 99 cents a can for it. Must be up to $10 a can by now if they even still sell it.
Now you're bringing back memories!!
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Old 01-19-2023, 02:25 PM
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I would think it could make a mess of your needle when quilting.
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