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    Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

    Where do you lay your quilt when you use your basting spray? My concern is with overspray? Does it make a mess?
    Lisa

    "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands...." 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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    Re: Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

    I only have one experience with basting spray...and it wasnt a good one. I dont know if I did it wrong, or used to much spray, or not the right kind of spray. I found it "bled" through to the outside of my fabric and made big sticky spots on my wall hanging.
    I will stick with pics...(glass head pins that is...the plastic pins are another disaster story! LOL)

    I was making a small project so I covered the table with an old sheet and sprayed, didnt have much of an over spray at all.
    ~Mary
    As ye sew, so shall ye rip.

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      #3
      Re: Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

      It can make a bit of a mess. I have done it on the floor and just mopped up any overspray. Also used the dining table and 409 took care of the little bit of overspray. I don't spray very heavy, just a light mist seems to work for me. But I don't sandwich a quilt until I am ready to start quilting it. I have used pins, I just like spray basting much better and as long as TSA and cutoms here lets me bring it with me I will keep using it.

      Cheryl
      Hola from sunny Mexico, Cheryl:icon_wave:

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        Re: Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

        I have used basting spray on small projects with good results. I agree with Cheryl, using a light spray is best. I have a table I can set up in my basement that I use....a little overspray down there is no problem. Good luck and keep us posted on your experience.

        Happy Sewing,
        Rae

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          #5
          Re: Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

          My quilting teacher, who does my quilting for me, uses 505 spray for larger quilts. She says a light spray is all that is needed. I used it for a table runner after I put on a plastic table protector on my table. No problems at all.

          Dianne

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            #6
            Re: Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

            I just saw a video from Patsy Thompson Designs using the 505 basting spray. She has a design wall, but I think the steps could be used on any surface. Think I'll try it...can't be any harder than crawling around the floor trying to pin!!!

            Patti

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              #7
              Re: Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

              I use it on every quilt I make. I love it. Quilts that are double or smaller I lay out on my bed and spray lightly. I then pin along the edges just in case I missed anything. If it's bigger then double, I have the quilt quilted by a long arm quilter.
              Suzette

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                Re: Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

                I love the spray it saves so much time! When I do a large quilt I've laid it straight on the carpet to spray it. Honestly though I don't spray right up to the edge, I try to take into account the overspray and hope that takes care of the edges... No problems yet!
                To stitch or not to stitch... There is no question.

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                  #9
                  Re: Basting Spray--Where do you do it?

                  what is the best kind of spray to get?
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                  Your Canadian quilting sister, Shauna

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