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PostSubject: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:20 pm

Here's an interesting video on spray basting on a design wall......don't know how long it will stay up...got it in a newsletter that I signed up for at the Houston Quilt Show. I think they will start charging for the videos.....but anyway.....never thought of spray basting on the wall!

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/2566
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:07 pm

Yeah I think those videos probally are under the membership charge thing. They'll probally block it before too long. But it was a really interesting video. I went looking for that spray last night after watching it! LOL I always hate basting quilts. That's why I have so many that are just tops! HA HA
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:53 pm

thanks... I do use 505 but never thought to do it on a wall...

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:11 pm

I love spray basting. I don't use 505, but I do realize it is probably a superior product to what I use. I use a product from Sullivan that I get at Hancock Fabrics (not to be confused with Hancock of Paducah). I have purchased June Tailor spray and it was terrible. I used a ton of it and it didn't stick at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:04 pm

I'm a Sullivans user, too. I definitely prefer it to the June Tailor stuff, but I haven't tried 505. I actually drive over 50 miles one way (to Fabric Depot - the largest fabric store in America on over 1 1/2 acres) to get the Sullivans... of course when I'm there I make sure I don't waste the trip... coolsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:21 pm

I have not used 505 or June Taylor's. I have used Sullivans, but won't again. It works but is WAY too hard on my lungs. Since many of my quilts go to babies, I don't want any lingering chemicals anyway.

My personal, non-scientific, undocumanted opinion is that many of our increasing national health problems are related to increasing environmental toxins and general stress.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:28 am

Some people are so clever! With that method it looks like gravity would help smooth out the wrinkles? I don't have the space to a large quilt that way here, but it would be a nice option for little quilts.
I do have a couple of questions for anybody that has used the spray...does the spray remain sticky? I used a fusible batting and when I started quilting it on my machine it gummed up the needle and caused a lot of problems.
Secondly..is this mainly for machine quilting or do you think the spray basting would hold up to the time/repositioning done when hand quilting?
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:53 am

I've used the sulky and it does last more than a day, but if the sticky side is exposed to air it seems to go kaput quickly. I like the idea of doing it on a wall...gravity is your best friend!
I don't have the space to do this method however.
I have only used it for much smaller projects. I do wonder over time if there might be some slight migrations with the general handling of a larger piece.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:10 am

Thank you for sharing that site... I found it to be very interesting and plan on trying this technique out...sure makes sense to me, although I am skeptical about the larger quilts staying together when you go to machine quilt them. Undesided

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:48 am

I have only used the spray on table runners and smaller projects with no problem to the sewing machine...

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:55 am

Ooh! Ooh! Me! Me!

Yes-yes-yes, you can do a large quilt. I've done more than one queen-sized quilt - the 'sticky' keeps everything where it should be.

Yes-yes-yes, the sticky stays. I basted a smaller quilt & then took it for show & tell. I left it in the back of my van for an entire Sacramento summer (100+ degrees) and when I took it out to quilt it, it was just fiiiiine. I currently have another crib quilt that's been basted for at least a year... no probs.

I don't know about hand quilting, Ann, but I'm sure that I can come up with a UFO to send you to test it out!!! coolsmiley

Remember, I use the Sullivans stuff. I can't speak to 505. And I have NOT had good luck with June Tailor (took way too much spray and didn't seem to have the oomph that Sullivans does). About that Sullivans - a little goes a long way. I can baste at least 10 quilts (mostly crib-size, but with a queen or full or two) from one can.

Here's a tip (at least for the pink stuff): If the quilt top or backing gets wrinkled for some reason, just pull it off the batting & re-smooth it. I actually hit it with an iron and the sticky seems to rejuvenate.

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:25 pm

Thanks for the info. It looks like something I should try..especially for doll quilts and crib quilts. Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:08 pm

Oh I'd love to try this sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:25 pm

This is really a problem....I have a design wall made with PVC pipes. It's basically a frame with batting wrapped around it. I now want to break that down and make a new design wall with the pink styrofoam copying the idea from Princess Kris's link with the fabulous studio. That would work perfect for the glue basting.

Now my problem. I have a quilt on the old design wall that I don't really even like that much. It is very complicated and took me forever to figure out where to put the blocks. I now have to sew those dumb blocks together before I can take it down and start my new idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:26 pm

Luvs, what about just numbering the blocks AND taking a picture of the layout, then dumping it back in a box and going to play with another project??? (You know you want to!!) Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:23 pm

FB, the problem with that is that this is make with 1 stripe fabric and they go back and forth. I'm afraid if I take it down, I might as well toss it because I don't like it that much anyway. It has 10 rows and I now have 4 done. I'm going to try to do 2 rows per night and be done (with the center anyway) by this weekend. The borders will be easy to do, I just need the center done.

By the way, this is in the gallery under the studio pictures. It's the one on my design wall. I added 2 more rows and 2 more columns.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:43 am

I found out the hard way...you do need to have a window open when using spray basting.... otherwise your gonna feel really good!
Know what I mean?

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:11 am

Oh, okay Luuvs - I found the picture of the quilt on your design wall and you are absolutely right. I've done TWO Hidden Wells quilts with sewn stripes and had to put both of them up on the design wall with the seams facing me - it was SUCH a challenge to get all of the seams pointing in the right direction!

I'd guess it's a little easier using a preprinted stripe, but I totally understand the reluctance to take it down.

So, why don't you like it? Is it just because its been staring at you for months??? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:56 pm

FB, it is really best to use a stripe that has a varied width of stripes. It really is more striking with that type of a stripe. I took this class because I thought the technique was intrigueing and it really still is cool. However, I was cheap and purchased a stripe at the LQS based upon the fact that it was $5 per year on clearance. Once I get done, it will be fine, but I don't think I'll ever be in love with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:16 pm

Some quilts are just like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:56 pm

FB, I am almost literally throwing this together. I might as well toss it because it looks really bad. I think my very first quilt was better.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:36 am

Luvs, maybe you should just bundle it up and give it away to someone. Life is too short and you have too many other things that you WANT to do to work on something you don't like - and if you're not pleased with the quality of your work, it makes it even that much worse.

It's okay to not finish it.

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:28 am

I really needed permission to toss this ugly thing. I was thinking I have a great border fabric and I'm wasting it on this dumb quilt. I am thinking of finishing it and buying something cheap at JoAnn's. I did find out about a person who I can ship the quilt to that does really cheap long arm quilting. He only has about 5 or 6 all over type pantographs, but charges very little. The person who gave me the name paid $100 for a throw and queen.

It would make a good quilt to have in a bag in the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:44 am

Oh Luv... I think you are being hard on yourself.... the one in your gallery is beautiful...

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PostSubject: Re: Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!   Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:12 am

I agree! That is stunning! and it looks cpmplex. I can see why you would not want to take that down until it was sewn!! I don't think it is anywhere near ugly...far from it! IMHO!!!
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