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Thread: Who does not use quilt basting spray and why not?

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    Just to hear from the other side. I was just at Ben Franklin and they had the 505 for 12.99 and I didn't buy it. It also felt really light. I guess I expected it to feel more like a can of spray starch.

    So those of you who don't spray-baste, why don't you?

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    I don't use it because I already have the supplies for hand basting - and I am too cheap to buy another product when I can use what I have. (I sure did wish I had some last night after crawling around on the floor basting the over-size twin quilt I am working on) :lol:

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    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.

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    I actually just started using it and love it. I had so much trouble with just pins. It would always shift. Now I use both.
    Judy In Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.
    WHAT?! :shock: :shock: Really?! :shock: I remember that stuff; it was bullet proof! :lol: And, it's still available, huh? How do you know it is safe for your fabrics and sewing machine? Does it wash out completely? Inquiring minds would like to know. Thanks so much. Look forward to being enlightened. :)

    Karla in CO

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    I pin-baste. Have not found a reason to venture off that path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.
    WHAT?! :shock: :shock: Really?! :shock: I remember that stuff; it was bullet proof! :lol: And, it's still available, huh? How do you know it is safe for your fabrics and sewing machine? Does it wash out completely? Inquiring minds would like to know. Thanks so much. Look forward to being enlightened. :)

    Karla in CO
    I have never had any problems with it. It does wash out easily and I have had no ill effects on my fabrics. Try a small project though. I have not used it on large quilts.

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    when i started quilting again about l0 yrs ago, i tried the spray basting. maybe because i also used spray starch on my fabric as i worked, it didn't work. i never had good luck with the whole sandwich staying in place for me to roll, and quilt myself on my home sewing machine.

    i had much better luck using saft. pins, and placing lots of pins, all close. and i like fishing wts, to use as my quilt rests on the table overnite, before i pin the whole top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I pin-baste. Have not found a reason to venture off that path.
    Same here. I have a home-made cutting table, and I can enlarge it to 4' x 8'. I use starch and lots of safety pins, haven't needed to use basting spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.

    :shock: So how do you do it?????Do you spray the backing then put the batting on top then spray the batting and put the quilt top on top??? how long until it dries?????? this is interesting!!!!!!!!!

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    I don't use it because of allergies. Dont want to breath it in. They say use it in a wll ventilated room. Marge

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    Every now and then I try the spray again. And then I remember again why I dont' like it. I find it doesnt' always hold the layers as well as pins...especially on a larger project. I just finished unsewing several rows of quilting because of shifting. :( I will pin it to re-quilt.

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    I DO use basting spray, and have never had any problems such as those mentioned here. Curious. I've basted up to a 72" square quilt before and of course many smaller than that. I know I don't over spray, because the can lasts so long and doesn't gunk up my machine needles. I've mostly used June Tailor, which tends to stay put MUCH longer than the 505. I don't remember if it was the 505 or another kind, but on the back of the can, it actually stated that it was a temporary adhesive that would only last 3-5 days. My June Tailor has lasted for 5 MONTHS before. At least that's the longest time I've been between spray basting and doing the machine quilting. No affiliation, just one happy customer.

    Great thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.
    I have never had any problems with it. It does wash out easily and I have had no ill effects on my fabrics. Try a small project though. I have not used it on large quilts.[/quote]

    Hmm, that is indeed interesting. Thanks for sharing your experiences with me. Much appreciated. :)

    Happy starching!

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    I don't use it because I just don't want to pay for it. I prefer thread basting myself. I'm in the minority around here, I think. I don't like pinning because I usually meander quilt and the pins are always where I end up!

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    I LOVE spray basting. I've used several kinds, but I like 505 best because you can use it inside without having to ventilate the room. Remember that it IS temporary. I usually pin the edges - not because I've had a problem - I just do it because I don't want the edge to catch on something and peel back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.
    WHAT?! :shock: :shock: Really?! :shock: I remember that stuff; it was bullet proof! :lol: And, it's still available, huh? How do you know it is safe for your fabrics and sewing machine? Does it wash out completely? Inquiring minds would like to know. Thanks so much. Look forward to being enlightened. :)

    Karla in CO
    I have the same questions. And, oh yes, I do remember Aqua Net. Yuk. The girls in my English came up after PE and had just sprayed their buffont hairdos. I was newly pregnant and that odor is still with me. :roll: :XD:

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    I use basting spray on my quilts on my frame (I have HQ16) for the borders . I don't pin them in place.. can't quite figure out what the point of pinning when you have to take them out to stitch...??... so I just spray the border down... it works fine... If I'm turning a quilt to do side borders I do a basting stitch for the draw in...again pinning doesn't work for me
    J

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    Yikes! My fingers were going ahead of my brain!! The girls in my English class came up after PE........

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    Depending on the size I am making, I'll use basting spray IF I have any. It's hard to find things here and some companies won't ship it. Ben Franklin carries it once in a while, but they are always out when I go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I use Aqua Net hair spray instead. It is much cheaper.
    Kwhite
    Can it be used with starched fabric? and how do you apply it
    do you put it on the batting are the back fabric and do you also put it on the Top side as well..I want to try this as it would be so much cheaper and if it doesn't mess up your sewing machine it would be wonderful..

    Pickles

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    With a machine quilting frame, I have no need to baste. Just roll up the top, batting and backing and away I go. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I pin-baste. Have not found a reason to venture off that path.
    Me too.

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    I own a Bernina machine and was told from the beginning "if your going to use spray use 505". It is suppose to be the best for not gumming up the machine. 12.99 is a REAl good price. Another suggestion: I have just recently tried using wonder under and it works great. If you are interested in hearing about it please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkm
    I own a Bernina machine and was told from the beginning "if your going to use spray use 505". It is suppose to be the best for not gumming up the machine. 12.99 is a REAl good price. Another suggestion: I have just recently tried using wonder under and it works great. If you are interested in hearing about it please let me know.
    OK-I want to know about the Wonder Under & how it's used. I switched to spray basting & my hands are so happy. The safety pins were not fun to put in & take out.

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