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gini Posted: Sun, Oct 31 2010 9:49 PM

this is a great video on spray basting a small quilt.     http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/Spray_Basting_Quilts.html

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Oct 31 2010 9:52 PM

But let's not forget that it works very well on large quilts, too, as Thea and I will both attest to.


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gini replied on Sun, Oct 31 2010 9:55 PM

yep, it does.   gini

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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.

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gini replied on Sun, Oct 31 2010 10:20 PM

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

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Kristen replied on Sun, Oct 31 2010 11:22 PM

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. 

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Hi everyone

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?

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 1 2010 12:52 AM

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

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 1 2010 1:00 AM

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

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mars92 replied on Mon, Nov 1 2010 1:57 AM

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.

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Looks like there are other helpful hints on this site as well.  Thanks for the URL  

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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.

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Nov 1 2010 10:03 PM

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.


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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 1 2010 10:08 PM

Nancy

I have used Taylor spray baste and have had no problems.  In fact that is what I am using right now.

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