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How To Baste A Quilt Using Spray Starch

Old 03-03-2014, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by SlightlyOffQuilter View Post
The only spray bottle I have found that even likes the elmers / water mix without a stream is the Misto bottle, It acts like an aerosol can, only without the chemicals. As for the ratio, I use the marks on a bottled water bottle so I am not sure exactly but honestly it has to be somewhere around 1 part glue 4 parts water. The Misto bottle really makes it coat evenly and a little glue goes a long way. I HATE regular spray bottles they are way too messy for me,
My Misto bottle has been ordered & is on the way! Some "recipes" add a few drops of dishwashing soap - do you add anything to the elmers & water?
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:17 PM
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Nope, I only add water and glue ! And like I said, I use somewhere around a 1 part glue to 4 parts water ratio. LOL this is my actual measurement apparatus !

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:08 AM
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Love visuals! Thanks so much
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:14 PM
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sure want to try this...after having a lung taken out the spray baste is very difficult to use. Which elmers glue do you gals use to dilute down and in what ways do you use it?
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Wonderful tips..thank you thank you...that would work wonderfully for placemats etc. also

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SlightlyOffQuilter View Post
Yes, I would not recommend using 100 % poly batting with this method as it does require ironing. I used it on Hobbs 80/20 blend with no issue.
Just an FYI:
I did try using this method on 100% poly batting. The spray starch method does not hold on the poly batting, and when you iron it, the batting flattens. I was ok with the flattened batting as it was easier to quilt on my DSM, but sure wasted a lot of time and effort in the trial and error department. lol I'd bought the poly batting for some quilts to be donated because it was cheaper, but won't buy it again.
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Thanks for this! I just found it on facebook! I shared to my facebook page.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Helen S View Post
Just an FYI:
I'd bought the poly batting for some quilts to be donated because it was cheaper, but won't buy it again.
What I have been using for smaller donation quilts ( provided they do not have any white areas ) is to use the thin fleece throw blankets , you can usually pick them up for $3 or so , sometimes 3 for $5 on sale. They are about 50 x 60 in size. The nursing home residents love them because they are warm without being heavy, so they are easier to manage !
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Should have specified, I use the blankets as batting !
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:31 PM
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I am thrilled to find this idea!
From a gal who calls myself "Krazy Kiffie", thanks for being "slightly off quilter"!
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