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Topic: Basting Spray - great tool!!  (Read 1072 times)
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« on: November 06, 2005 05:04:04 AM »

This is the best quilting tool I found! 

I've used it now on 2 quilts and can't imagine quilting without it.  What I did was tape the backing to my floor (I have tiled floors so this was a big help!).  I followed the instructions on the can and sprayed.  I then laid the batting down and was able to get out all of the lumps and folds.  I flipped it over to make sure it was absolutely smoothe.  Then I taped it back down again batting side up, sprayed the batting and laid my quilt top down.  Smoothed out and then pinned.  What a difference then just straight pinning. 

There is no gumming of your needle and the spray washes right out.  And it also mops up off your floor!  I recommend if you have another surface other than tile, put newspaper or craft paper down. There is a lot of overspray.  Smiley

« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2005 06:32:10 PM »

Amen!  I am also a big fan of basting spray, and have *never* actually used pins.  If you use a good basting spray, there is no need to pin at all!  I do however highly recommend Sullivan's Basting Spray (in the retro pink can).  This works so much better than the cheap versions and can be found at Hancock's and most quilt stores (though they do tend to run out!). 

I tape 1/2 of a plastic painters sheet you can buy for about 70 cents at a Home Depot/Lowes type store to avoid any clean up on hardwood floors and then tape my quilt backing to that. 
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006 03:01:00 PM »

does this spray make it all stick together kind of like a spray glue? (sorry i'm new to quilting)
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2006 05:31:44 PM »

sounds like it - but a spray glue that washes out so you have the nice softness of your quilt on its own

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