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Thread: Well I found out the hard way...Don't

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    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
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    leave the starch in your quilt top if you want to "baste" with adhesive spray!! At least not with the June Tailor Quilt Basting Spray. So, soon as I can find my tacking gun its back to that! Do any of the other adhesives work better? Too late for this one but for next time as I do love to use starch! Must I have to wash the top first?

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    I don't use the basting spray since I have a frame but I know I tried to use fusible fleece before and it wouldn't stick, I figured it was the starch.

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    I tried basting spray and I hated it. I don't know if I used the wrong kind or what but I could not get it off of my fingers! I am going to use my basting gun from now on too.

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    Might be ok for real big quilts by hand, but don't like it for anything small nor frame quilted.
    Maybe for appliqué, but not for myself to use.

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    I bought a bunch of fusible fleece from Connecting Threads when it was on sale a little while ago...I hope the starch doesn't stop it from fusing...I love to starch too.

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    I use Best Press and 505 or Sulky basting spray, have never had a problem.

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    I typically just roll it and use the basting pins as I go along. I have never tried the adhesive stuff before. Interesting, I might try that next round.

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    Use sizing instead of starch next time?

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    I've used this before with great success and really liked the product. It may not be the starch....ahhh, that's interesting. I lifted an edge and sprayed the top fabric. No prob, so I resprayed another part of the batting, much better. I did the backing and DD did the top. Think maybe she had it on too shallow an angle and too much air came out of the can with very little adhesive, even tho it felt sticky.

    Sure hope that's the only prob because I just remembered the border were not starched and did not stick... *sigh* I is an ongoing journey isn't it!

    Thanks, as usual, everyone.

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    Same here. Haven't had that problem with mine. Does anyone have the problem with the "homemade starch" and basting spray, I thought I would try it?

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    I use starch and 505 and haven't had a problem.

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    i use starch and whatever brand of basting spray they sell at walmart. never a problem on cotton batting.

    it's a waste of time on poly.

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    Thanks. I have a can but haven't used it yet. BTW....love the doily/table topper in your avatar.

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    Tacking gun? What is a tacking gun?

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    What is home made starch

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    What is home made starch
    I believe you just use liquid or powdered starch and make your own solution? I use the liquid and dilute it by 1/2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i use starch and whatever brand of basting spray they sell at walmart. never a problem on cotton batting.

    it's a waste of time on poly.
    I wondered about that Patrice but 2 things:
    1.)the backing and batting are firmly stuck.
    2.) I used Quilter's Dream Orient which is silk, bamboo, Tencel (?) and cotton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    2.) I used Quilter's Dream Orient which is silk, bamboo, Tencel (?) and cotton.
    i've never heard of Tencel.

    i'm stumped.

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    I have never had a problem with spray adhesive sticking when I use starch, but I have found that with June Tailor I need to really spray the pieces and then when I think I have enough, I spray again!

    The only spray that I don't have to use a lot of to be successful is Sullivan's and that stuff has a terrible odor and sprays in a cloud. It leaves a fog in the room. I don't use it unless I have to.

    Good luck!

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    I just basted a quilt today that was starched (homemade)and used the June Taylor spray with no problem at all. Must be something else?

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    My Grandmother use to do that home made thing! I think we kids all got to taste it. And I got to put my Grandpa's hats over an up-side-down cooking pot so when it dried it would stand up tall! He was a railroader and that was my job every washday!
    Thanks girls, for the long, long ago memories. Now where did I put my shoes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    My Grandmother use to do that home made thing! I think we kids all got to taste it. And I got to put my Grandpa's hats over an up-side-down cooking pot so when it dried it would stand up tall! He was a railroader and that was my job every washday!
    Thanks girls, for the long, long ago memories. Now where did I put my shoes?
    Tell us more! What homemade thing? Sounds interesting!

    I hate to admit it, but I did not pre-wash the fabric before I pieced it. Never had a problem before now, tho. Seems a lot better after I resprayed. I bet there was not enough, but it was weird how it just came apart after we flipped the quilt over to re-adjust the backing. Ah, well it's tying up nicely now.

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    I starch like crazy n use junetaylor spray. Never had a prob except when using polester batting.

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    I use the basting spray, and have never had a problem. God bless.

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    I think I know why the basting spray didn't stick..... You have to shake the can of basting spray until your arm hurts and then shake it in the other hand until that arm hurts! LOL Then it should adhere to the starched fabric and batting. :lol:

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