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    Basting with hair spray?

    This might of been posted before. I can't remember for sure. Would you attempt this? All I could think was how stinky it would be. lol

    Basting a Quilt with Hairspray - YouTube
    🌺 Lorie

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    I watched the video. He uses this on small and lap size quilts and he said he does the QAYG method. Why bother? Stinky, sticky and fumes.......no thanks!

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      #3
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      Not so much stinky but STICKY. I'd think that would gum up a needle pretty fast.
      Sharon

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        #4
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        Let me tell you a story.

        This happened nearly 30 years ago. Two young teenage boys - around 13 - one had a can of his mother's hair spray, the other had his Dad's lighter. They were walking around the neighborhood making large flames shoot out. My neighbor across the street saw them walking past my yard. Then she saw flames in my yard. She called the police and one was nearby. He had a fire extinguisher in his trunk and was able to put the fire out. Burned a large section of my front yard. She described the boys to the policeman and he quickly found them still walking around the neighborhood with the hairspray and lighter. They wound up cleaning policecars every weekend for two months.

        I did not know any of this was going on until it was over. I was inside taking care of a sick infant. That infant is almost 30 years old now. What scared me was that I did not know my yard was on fire. A few more feet and it would have made it to the garage which had two vehicles inside with full gas tanks. If my neighbor had not been watching, my son and I would not be here today. Let alone my next one even being born.

        Nope - I don't have any hairspray in my house.
        Vonnie

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          This gives me a headache just reading about it..........can't handle hairspray at all!
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            #6
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            I am apt to try it, if I don't have anything else...but I baste with washable glue sticks for small projects. They work wonderful! It takes one whole gluestick for a baby quilt...but hey, they are $1.
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              #7
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              Wow Vonnie that sounds scary!



              Originally posted by Kateskloset View Post
              I am apt to try it, if I don't have anything else...but I baste with washable glue sticks for small projects. They work wonderful! It takes one whole gluestick for a baby quilt...but hey, they are $1.
              Thanks for that tip! They always come on sale when it's back to school season.
              🌺 Lorie

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                #8
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                No I would not attempt this! The 505 spray adhesive which will not gunk up your needle is on sale at Connectingthreads.com for $7.79 a can, 40% off, unitl May 5th

                505 Spray & Fix from ConnectingThreads.com

                I pin baste because of health concerns unique to me, but I would use 505 spray if I could.
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                  505 can't be shipped to Hawaii by air
                  🌺 Lorie

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                    505 can't be shipped by air in the States either. Mine comes ground.

                    You know, I think Aqua Net and Gorilla Glue are made up of the same chemicals and I'm not sure the hairspray would wash out. That would be one stiff quilt ...
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                      I wouldn't use hair spray because of the smell and also not too sure it would wash out as well as 505. That being said 505 is as flammable as hair spray so it could be turned into a torch also.

                      We had some boys in my high school (years ago) who thought it was funny to make torches out of hair spray - until the can blew up in one of their faces. It is soo dangerous.
                      Ann

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                        #12
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                        I sorus baste all the time, but I always use adhesives that are meant to be used to baste quilts..... I'm thinking that hairspray.... especially one like Aquanet Super Hold, would gum up my brand new machine..... I'll pass on this one.


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                          #13
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                          No ground here. I can't even get garden chemical stuff from QVC. Oh well.
                          🌺 Lorie

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                            #14
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                            @Kateskloset: Doesn't the glue stick clog up the needle?

                            I've tried basting my first quilt (baby size) with hairspray, it didn't work at all! But that might be because I used a fleece blanket from Ikea as batting (batting is reeeally expensive here and hard to come by, so I had to go with what was available at a great price). Today I basted a quilt with 100% cotton batting (Warm & Natural) and the top and back clung to the batting quite well without anything. For a smaller quilt I probably wouldn't use anything - or try the hairspray.
                            I'm quite sure it would wash out. Otherwise there would be a million women complaining about massive amounts of hairspray in their hair...

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                              Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
                              No ground here. I can't even get garden chemical stuff from QVC. Oh well.
                              Hehehe, made me laugh - if they delivered to you by ground they'd drown!

                              I imagine waiting on everything to come in by boat gets old, and expensive.
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