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Cathy-B-Quiltin posted on Sun, Aug 29 2010 6:50 AM

How do you baste your quilts??

I usually put mine on the kitchen floor then have to crawl around pinning it. I am not as young as I used to be and it is starting to become a chore.

I watched a video yesterday where a lady puts hers on the wall and uses 505 Basting Spray. It looked so much easier and she said it works wonderfully!!

Have any of you ever tried this?

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Nana replied on Tue, Nov 16 2010 3:59 PM

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My quilts have always softened up really nice after I wash them.

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Sharon replied on Thu, Nov 18 2010 2:06 PM

This is a wonderful tutorial and very helpful. Several of you said you iron your quilt sandwich and then sew it together. I always thought the batting could not take the heat from the iron. Do you use steam when you iron? I tried dry ironing a practice sandwich and the batting held up but flattened, which is ok.

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Nana replied on Thu, Nov 18 2010 2:24 PM

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I do use steam when I press the sandwich.   The batting does flatten some but when I wash after quilting it fluffs back up.

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Sharon replied on Thu, Nov 18 2010 2:25 PM

Thanks Nana! I will start ironing.

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We tried out the spray basting at a Guild work day on Tuesday and after 4 tries we had it so you could sew it.   It seamed to wrinkle  a lot and I think that the basting works better.   If it is a really big quilt, most of the older quilters will bet a long arm quilter to baste it for a small charge.

Great to hear that there are so many quilters out there.

 

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PBD replied on Fri, Nov 19 2010 8:43 PM

Would be interested in this technique, was unaware of it....

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 19 2010 10:45 PM

shurrquilts and PBD   welcome to our group

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safrmaz replied on Tue, Aug 16 2011 12:23 PM

Thank you, Nancy!  Great tutorial and beautiful quilt.

 

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abcd replied on Tue, Aug 16 2011 5:06 PM

I sprayed basted a baby quilt, but everything around it got sticky, and it flies through the air, too, ESPECIALLY the 505, which reminds me of silly string....  I have also gotten a BIG PIECE of cardboard (or several, actually) and put that on the floor, then straight pinned it to death, then safety pinned it.

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Karla replied on Tue, Aug 16 2011 6:18 PM

I have spray basted some and pinned some...that smaller quilts I usually spray baste and the larger ones pin, but now I have a midarm machine and frame so I don't have to do either anymore.   I bought 2 foldable 6 foot tables and but them up against each other when spray basting or pinning. On large quilts I worked on 1/2 at a time.  When done, I could just fold up the tables and store them.  I can't work on the floor because I would need a crane to get me back up and I'm sure the dog would join me on the quilt, LOL.

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The spray baste I used was the June Tailor brand.  It was a little tacky on the excess batting that I didn't cut off till I was finished quilted.  I will probably use it again for small projects.  I'm hoping a quilting machine & frame are in my near future so basting won't be an issue for larger projects.

 

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