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Thread: How to Clean Quilt Basting Spray off your cutting board

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    How to Clean Quilt Basting Spray off your cutting board

    Just thought I would post this helpful tip after searching for days for a solution! I used the June Tailor quilt basting spray to adhere minky fabric to cotton panels to make a rag quilt. Thought I was pretty clever since the minky fabric likes to move around on it's own It worked great and I have a wonderful orange baby quilt with Lorax panels for my grandson but it left me with a sticky mess on my cutting board with orange colored globs from the minky fabric. I tried washing the board with soap & hot water. Then I tried scrapping it off with a pampered chef stone scraper. Just when I gave up (and was grateful that I didn't spray on my large cutting mat, just my smaller green one, my husband found something that worked great. It's a can of "Pure Citrus Orange Air Freshener" that we bought at Home Depot. He remembered a worker saying they sprayed it on the metal shelves to remove the gummy backing from stickers. He sprayed down my cutting mat, let it sit for about 3 minutes and took a regular wash cloth to wipe it off. It all came off with no problem and my cutting mat looks brand new! There are lots of tips for how to use the basting spray, but I couldn't find anything on the web for removing it from your cutting boards. Hope this tip helps someone else!
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    ​Thanks for both hints. I will try spray basting Minky the next time I try to quilt it.

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    I will keep spraying outside. Could you ask your husband if they have any other make WITHOUT ORANGE. I'm allergic terrible migraine trigger., thank you please PM.Maureen
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    Thank you for this great tip! Have Pure Citrus in my bathrooms AND sticky stuff on my large cutting mat! Now I know how to get rid of the stickies! This is great!!

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    I just used spray basting for the first time last night & tried to clean my mat,Now I can get it done,Thanks for the great tip!

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    Very cute quilt and thanks for the great tip on cleaning off the overspray.

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    What a great tip and a pretty quilt!
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    that is the cutest quilt!

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    For small stuff, I spray onto cardboard or a box top - - but obviously unless you are making a quilt for a doll house that cardboard won't work. Thank you so much - this is a good tip and your house will smell great too! :-)

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    I use alcohol.

    I have spent the last few days cleaning the gunk off of my husbands new lathe. All the packing oil needed to come off before he starts it up for the first time. So I have been up to my elbows in citrus cleaner and it doesn't really smell citrusy...lol
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    That is such a cute quilt. Is the top flannel? I would never have thought of minky for a rag quilt. You must have had quite a mess! And thank you for the tip -- I've not been very successful removing basting spray in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
    Very cute quilt and thanks for the great tip on cleaning off the overspray.
    What she said.
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    I use the citris cleaner the Dollar store sells to clean lots of things. It takes driveway sealer & asphalt off, so I would think it would clean your mat & it is harmless.

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    Thanks for the hint!! I've put on my list to buy. Your quilt is wonderful!!!

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    Thanks for the tip. I don't spray baste on my cutting mat or in the house at all. If the weather is nice I take it out on the patio. I have a new, large, clean canvas drop cloth that I spread out on the patio. If it is rainy, I spread it out in the garage (after the cars have been backed out onto the driveway), leave the garage doors open and spread the drop cloth on the floor and spray away. I am always trying to remove sticky price labels from things. This tip will come in handy.

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    thanks for the tip.
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    Another tip for removing sticky tag glue is Goo Gone, carried by most stores... But it doesn't smell as nice

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    I was bad lately and sprayed basting onto my place mat pieces on the ironing board. but was lucky and didnt' get any on it!! yea!!

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    Wonder how it would work on a gooky iron (while it's cold)? Will have to try it on one of my irons that's gooky...LOL!

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    Thank you for the tip! Now I can get rid of those sticky spots!
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    Use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. They work great on an iron.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey View Post
    Wonder how it would work on a gooky iron (while it's cold)? Will have to try it on one of my irons that's gooky...LOL!

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    What a cute quilt....and great tip. I end up getting that sticky stuff all over and that will help solve some of my problems.

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    we always look to others for help....thanks ...i will save my old matt from the trash...

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    Great tip. Thanks so much!

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