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« on: January 12, 2012 07:16:54 PM »

I just finished my first quilt.  I read about the basting spray online before hand and it sounded great.  Turns out that it was.  It held everything together and quilting went pretty well.  My first quilt looked great. 

I just washed the quilt to get the spray out, and the quilt came out looking aweful.  The fabric is stuck to the batting and is all puckery and nasty looking instead of being puffy and quilt looking.  I went to the manufacturer website for the spray (June Taylor) and it says not to use on poly batting (oh crap), it doesn't say that anywhere on the can, so I didn't know ahead of time.

Has anyone else ever done this or know how to fix it.  I hate the thought that I could have ruined my first quilt.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012 01:22:21 PM »

I have used the spray, but I never washed the two quilts I used it on. I'm glad I know this now. I wonder if it would work on cotton batting. I can't stand basting with pins, the spray makes everything so much easier.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012 03:05:31 PM »

The binding was messed up, so I was going to take the binding off and redo it, and the batting feels weird , it is totally squished flat and is gummy.

I started over, completed the new quilt top today.  I will be pin basting this time.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012 05:15:47 PM »

I just went on the website. It says that you can only use it with cotton batting and fabric. If not, you have to get your quilt dry cleaned to get rid of the spray.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012 09:11:02 AM »

That is heart breaking.  I have only used spray basting a few times, once on cotton batting, and twice on Pellon fleece.  I didn't have any problems washing it out, but I used a different brand.
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