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Thread: Where do you spray baste?

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    Super Member Joeysnana's Avatar
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    I want to attempt spray basting a wall quilt. How do you do it without getting it all over the place?

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    I am curious also. I will watch the thread and learn along with you. Thanks for posting the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    I am curious also. I will watch the thread and learn along with you. Thanks for posting the question.
    You're very welcome!

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    My livingroom floor. I keep the spray can close to the quilt. Then mop the floor when I done.

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    I spread out cardboard on my garage floor or on my basement floor.

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    I put two of those plastic craft tables together and have a garden shed that I do spray baste in.

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    I have a big empty wall. I tape my backing tight on the wall, and cover the borders around with brown paper or newspapers. I also cover the floor with newspapers. I spray baste over the backing, add the batting and spray again to add the top. I then pin, just in case. I find that since I am not working on my knees, I tend to add more pins and my quilt stays tight better and I get no bunching in the back.

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    I have a full size sheet that I keep just for that purpose. I always fold the sticky side in when I'm done with it. A little hard to unfold it the next time but sure saves making a mess.

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    I am lucky that DH is a pastor and we live really really close to the church and we have keys so we go over to the church, push a couple of tables together and do it there!

    When I have to do a small quilt at home I put a few old sheets around the edges to catch the over spray.

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    I was just at my friends home in WI and she hung her projects on the closeline to spray baste

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    I put down a shower curtain or drop cloth to catch the over spray :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I put down a shower curtain or drop cloth to catch the over spray :D:D:D

    Yep-$3.00 shower liner at WM.

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    My living room floor. With newspapers under it. I still mop the floor afterward. At least my floor gets mopped every time I finish a quilt top. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I've never done it, but since the spray is washable, the one I use anyway - why not tape your fabric to the back wall of a shower/tub enclosure and spray it there - should come off in the next shower or on cleaning day. Guess I'll have to try it.

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    I go to the Dollar Tree and buy plastic table cloths to put down. They're only a dollar each.

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    I've only done it a couple of times. I spray on my living room floor. I put sheets around my quilt and washed them afterwards.

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    You should do your spray basting outside because of the fumes, if this isn't possible be sure to have good ventilation. With a large plastic drop cloth for painting you can layer a large quilt top, batting and backing on it. Save the drop cloth for future use.

    Longarm

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    If I'm doing a small quilt, I use my kitchen table. I put down cardboard first. I angle the spray towards the quilt and spray in a grid pattern. I don't have any problem with overspray. Larger quilts I do on banquet tables at the community center where hubby works. I spray the same way. You don't need to spray too heavily, it holds pretty well.

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