this is a great video on spray basting a small quilt. http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/Spray_Basting_Quilts.html
gini in north idaho
But let's not forget that it works very well on large quilts, too, as Thea and I will both attest to.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
yep, it does. gini
I was never a fan of spray basting. then I worked briefly at a quilt shop that used this method. To me the secret was 505 basting spray! It doesn't smell, is really good at repositioning and lasts through the quilting process. It's a little pricey, but well worth it.
i like 505. there is another brand by pam clark. i got hold of some in a black can sold at ben franklin's. it was like super glue and the needle would hardly go through it. that was fun gini
Thanks for posting this video link. Gini, do you have a ben franklin's near you now? I haven't seen one in twenty years--there was one in the small town we used to vacation in on Lake Huron.
This discussion on basting is very interesteing to me. I just finished a Dresden Heart top ( UFO from last decade) and want it to be my first hand quilting project. Any tips, i don't have a frame but hope my quilting friends will help me tack it. Is this the best?
kristen, there's been a ben franklin's in sandpoint since before i was born. washington state has several really big stores,they are a full-quilting supply store and they carry good quality quilting fabric and some of them have classes on quilting. gini
colette, i wouldn't spray baste a quilt that you are going to hand quilt. it is best to baste with thread or pins gini
I love spray basting, and I love 505 the best of all the sprays. One thing I have found that I do also is after spraying I also press my quilt both sides front and the backing which helps in smoothing the quilt even more. Sometimes I have found a wrinkle on my backing which I can remove by repositioning the backing and pressing. It also helps bind the batting and fabric together with the heat of the iron.
I agree with Gini if you're hand quilting it would be best to bast with pins or thread.
Looks like there are other helpful hints on this site as well. Thanks for the URL
Thanks for the tip. I was hopefully to avoid the basting (boring), but if it has to be done so be it.
On the spray basting that is a great tip, I shall try it out for a cot quilt I am about to make.
gini:i like 505. there is another brand by pam clark. i got hold of some in a black can sold at ben franklin's. it was like super glue and the needle would hardly go through it.
Uh, oh - now I'm worried about the three cans of Taylor spray that I bought at Joann Fabric using 40% coupons. Has anyone used that brand? I've had great success with 505 spray, but this was such a good deal, and I didn't realize that all sprays weren't created the same.
I have used Taylor spray baste and have had no problems. In fact that is what I am using right now.