Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Let's Talk Spray Basting

How many of you use spray basting?
It is my favorite way to baste
to me, it's quicker and much easier
especially since I don't have alot of space and have
to drag out an extra table to baste.

What are your favorite brands and why?
Just in looking this morning, it's very expensive, 
so I want something that's good but not the highest price.
That is one thing I could get at Wal-Mart when they carried fabric, 
they don't even carry the spray anymore.

Has anyone used Elmer's Spray Adhesive?
it says it's ok for fabrics, but i'm not sure about gumming up the needle.

Let me know what y'all think?


  1. I usually just spray baste smaller things but I use cheap hairspray. Years ago, someone gave me that hint and I find it works well for my purposes...and is a lot cheaper. If you do use it, let me know how it works for you

  2. I've never used spray basting, but it sounds like a great idea! Let me know the best brands.

  3. Never used spray basting, however I don't think I'd use Elmer's. Hubby uses it for woodworking. I'm sure it would gum up your machine and needle. If you decide to use it, maybe try it on a few pieces of scrap material first. And is there anyone you know who might have some you could try instead of buying first. Just a thought. Hugs

  4. My wally world still carries the spray baste.....it is now next to the thread rack on the bottom.....you could also ask the store manager to start carrying it again and usually they will....

  5. I, too, have used cheap hair spray (from the dollar store) but don't baste large items with spray-basting. I think I'd be hesitant to use Elmer's.......but the hair spray doesn't seem to cause any problems and it's cheap so give that a try. I've told a lot of people about it......am surprised I hadn't mentioned that to you already.

  6. I see that two others mentioned hairspray. BUT I am pretty sure we discussed it and you said it didn't work for you. Sorry that is the only spray basting I have ever used.

  7. I used to spray baste my quilts. The first one I tried was the June Tailor, it was easy to find at walmart and at Joann's, but it didn't hold that well towards the end of the quilting and I ended up ripping out stitches because of it. I switched to Sullivans and loved it. It worked great. Now I use Fusible batting and really like it, no overspray or gummed up needles.

  8. I've spray basted my projects but I've only quilted smaller projects at home. I've only used 505 but am interested in the responses that you receive.

  9. I use the June Tailor spray basting and haven't had any problems with it. It is expensive, though, so for small items, like mug rugs, coasters, pot holders, and placemats I use Rave 4 hairspray from Walmart. However - hairspray is NOT repositionable, and doesn't hold up well if you have to roll your fabric while quilting. I buy my spray basting from Joann's when it's on sale or when I have a coupon.

  10. I have a can of June Tailor. I've never really had good experience with spray basting. Maybe I don't use enough. I have used some in the past though that is gummy, so I'm probably gun-shy.

  11. I have used spray on small projects ...never a large quilt as I roll it on my short-arm quilter...but do like how it works on the smaller projects.

  12. oops used June Taylor quilt basting spray...we had an auction at our guild and it was part of the package I got....I use a design wall...but I do like the idea of fusible batting ...just never think to try it...

  13. I bought a can of Dritz basting spray at Jo Ann's on sale, Also had a coupon off entire purchase I made that day. I spray it on lightly. Can reposition successfully. I use a few catch pins around the edges, not a lot. I don't think I need to but it makes me feel better. Spray basted 3 small quilts so far. When I shake the can, it feels almost full. I won't make another quilt without spray basting. LOVE the stuff.

  14. I use fusible batting. Love Fusi-Boo by Fairfield.
    Was at the Suffolk Walmart and they had fabric on bolts again but selling by bolt. Anyway they had the basting spray.

  15. I buy Sullivan's online and LOVE it. It's the best. Much less and free shipping if you buy a case.

  16. I have used Sullivans, it was O.K. but had trouble making the sandwich hold. Since Joann is now selling June Tailor I have been using that, and using a coupon. Seems to hold much better than Sullivans, but think I might be overspraying. The needle is slightly gummy when I remove it after a project is complete. The only thing I don't like about spray basting is the smell, I always do it outside.

  17. I use 505 for spray basting, mostly because that's all that's available here. It's $12.99 a can at wal-mart and $13.99 at the LQS. But at the LQS you get 10% back every month on purchases made.

    How much are the brands in your area.

  18. I know it's been a while since you've asked, but I use Sullivan's exclusively. I can get 2 queen sized + a few crib/wall quilts from one can. I've basted a quilt, forgot it in the back of my minivan in a hot California summer and 3 months later took it out, hit it with a steam iron and it was as good as new(ly sprayed). It's very repositionable, too.

    Yes, it's stinky so I have to use it outside. I've tried 505 and it's NOT stinky - though I'd still use it outside because of the overspray! I did a price comparison on Sullivan's and 505 and the Sullivan's is about 25-30% less expensive.

    My June Tailor memories are gummy and not very pleasant. ;-)

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