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    Question regarding spray basting

    When you spray baste your quilts do you spray the fabric or the batting?
    Ann

    #2
    Re: Question regarding spray basting

    The spray I used said to sray both.
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    Joanne

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      #3
      Re: Question regarding spray basting

      I spray the batting, as most tutorials I've seen regarding spray basting have shown.
      A little goes a long way.....
      I really need to get off the exclamation point.
      It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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        #4
        Re: Question regarding spray basting

        I hang my backing fabric up, spray it and then put the batting onto it. Then I spray the batting and then put the quilt top on it. Like New York Sue mentioned, a little goes a long way!
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          #5
          Re: Question regarding spray basting

          I spray baste the backing, lay down the batting, spray the batting, lay down the top.

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            #6
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            I mostly spray the batting, but sometimes spray the fabric a little, too.

            I buy the brands that are odorless... The can I have now, was made by Dritz,

            I always spray baste.... So much less work than pinning or thread basting.... And, I never have a problem with shifting.


            Sandy from Cincinnati


            AKA Kermit

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              #7
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              Thank you everyone for your replies. This quilt is for my DD and the largest I've ever done at 80 x 96. I would like to take it outside to spray and then assemble inside but it's -1 at the moment and I don't think it will warm up enough to work outside until June at the rate we are going. I have one room I can clear enough floor space for it. My thought is to lay down the backing, spray, lay the batting on top, spray and then the top. I will probably put a few pins in just to be safe. Fingers crossed.
              Ann

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                #8
                Re: Question regarding spray basting

                I spray base in 18-24" increments, with a helper, or two, depending on the size.
                And then tie-off, with embroidery thread.

                OR send it off to be quilted, I'm not going to lie....

                No way, No how, could I quilt something that size!

                But then again, I am still such a newbie...
                I really need to get off the exclamation point.
                It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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                  #9
                  Re: Question regarding spray basting

                  I spray the backing, add the batting, spray the batting and then add the top. Just remember not to spray too much and to protect your floor from the spray. And as everyone has said, a little goes a long way.
                  Thank you,

                  Ginny K

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                    #10
                    Re: Question regarding spray basting

                    Thank you for asking the question and everyone who answered as I am going to spray bast today for the first time. Like you, I would love to do it outside but it is waaaaaay to cold here today to even think about going outside. My plan is to cover the kitchen floor with cardboard and spray it in there then put it on the quilting frame and use embroidery thread to tie it off.

                    If this works the way I hope, maybe I can get a couple of quilts finished up in the next two weeks. I seem to be really good at getting the tops done but not so great at getting them finished. It is not in the budget to have every quilt machine quilted by a local lady. I have specific ones that I have her do and I do the rest of them by tying off. One day I am hoping to use the sewing machine to quilt a quilt.

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                      #11
                      Re: Question regarding spray basting

                      I find I get a lot less wrinkles if I lay the batting down, spray it, smooth on the backing fabric, then flip it over, spray the other side of the batting and attach the top. Smoothing the fabric onto the batting just makes it go together better. I usually press the entire sandwich a bit after it's together to smooth it out even further. I've had then best results with my quilting when I take these extra steps.
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                        #12
                        Re: Question regarding spray basting

                        I spray the batting......because that is what I have read to do. Always works great for me.
                        "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

                        Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

                        Julie
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                          #13
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                          You can also press your quilt sandwich after spraying and smoothing out the layers.
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                          Scottie Mom Barb

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                            #14
                            Re: Question regarding spray basting

                            Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
                            I find I get a lot less wrinkles if I lay the batting down, spray it, smooth on the backing fabric, then flip it over, spray the other side of the batting and attach the top. Smoothing the fabric onto the batting just makes it go together better. I usually press the entire sandwich a bit after it's together to smooth it out even further. I've had then best results with my quilting when I take these extra steps.
                            Thanks for mentioning the pressing part, Karen.
                            I started this practice in the last year, and it really does make a difference!
                            I really need to get off the exclamation point.
                            It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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                              #15
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                              So does spray basting hold the sandwich together when you're quilting with a domestic sewing machine? I did my first queen size (pinned sandwich) in September last year and when I remember how I rolled and wrestled that monster through my Singer, I can't see how it would all stay together.

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                              "You cut up fabric and then sow it back together again? Really?"

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