Sunday, September 6, 2009

Testing, testing...

This is a little test for something bigger I'm working on.
This one's only 5" x 10".
Little flower quilt
I used basting spray. Everything is now sticky.
Do you use basting spray? Which one? Do you like it?

Pin It!

33 comments:

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I've tried the basting spray from Walmart and JoAnns (both the same) and I was stuck to everything! From kneeling on the floor, I ended up with it on my knees. Then I had dog hair and batting fuzz stuck to my knees. lol. The family thought it was hilarious of course!

I've heard the best spray adhesive to use is 505.

http://www.sprayandfix.com/505.html

I haven't seen it at my local stores, so I haven't personally tried yet. Other bloggers have said that it is great though. Very repositional and not alot of extra stickiness to deal with.

I have a king size quilt to layer and not alot of room to do it in. I think I will get a can of the 505 to try out. If it works well, it might just be what I need for the big quilt.

nicolette said...

It’s so cute!

I’ve used the 505 basting spray. I don’t like it very much for bigger quilts. I only use it for smaller projects. It makes your needle sticky during quilting.
I now often use Micro Stitch, a quick-fix tool or old-fashioned basting thread.

I don’t like the fusible batting either. I love to work with 100% cotton batting from Hobbs - Tuscany Collection.

Tree said...

That's gorgeous, I love daisies. I often use the basting spray - 505 or 405. I think it's better on smaller projects really - it's not too bad on large ones so long as I get the quilting done without too much delay.

Jennifer said...

i've used 505. i like it a lot for small projects and don't find that the needle gets sticky. i don't like it for large projects, though, as everything is sticking to everything and it ends up making a huge difficult mess.

SewCalGal said...

I've used spray basting on small mini quilts on up to large king size quilts. I've also used just about every brand of spray basting that is available. While I'll continue to use spray basting, it isn't my favorite form of basting. It is quick.

I prefer to spray baste outside or in my garage. No matter how hard I try, it does go places that I don't want it to go.

I also worry about what it does in our lungs, so while I use it....I use it with caution.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

lej619 said...

i love the little one!!
I use Madeira msa 1000.
it works well. Some people spray really heavy, I don't and I don't seem to have a problem with it.(asthma) I do agree if you over spray it is sticky.I just make sure that i put it on something that it won't bother. or I take it out side and spray it. I am doing a lot of little quilts so it is easy to do.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I was just talking to my local quilt shop owner about this. She warned that you MUST NOT USE this spray anywhere near your machine. Take your project outside to spray it because if the you spray it in your workroom near your machine, it will cause a lot of expensive damage. She also said that the needle gets sticky and she recommended either a cleaner that she sold or to take alcohol and wipe down the needle regularly to prevent the sticky build up. HTH!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Ooops...forgot...one more suggestion she had was to spread newspapers on the floor around where you plan to spray to prevent a sticky floor.

free indeed said...

I usually spread an old sheet over the floor before basting anything to catch the over spray. Our kitchen is large and open so no fume problems. The adhesive lasts for quite awhile because I've had quilts I spray basted that I didn't quilt till much later....no gummy needles either.

Sarah said...

That's a very cute quilt! Can't wait to see the bigger one. I don't think I'll use spray after reading those comments. Pins are good.

Robin said...

Such a sweet flower!

I like the Sulky kk2000 spray. But I don't like it enough to actually use it to baste a quilt on its own. (Rather, I've used it to baste a quilt, and wasn't happy with the result... lots of puckering on the back as I quilted.) But sometimes, I'll use it with safety pins (just a lot fewer pins than I'd normally use)-- saves a little effort. But I only do that on small quilts.

otterdaughter said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
otterdaughter said...

I've used spray baste for years now and haven't had much trouble with it.
I tape an old sheet to the floor first and tape my backing to that. I always wear sock feet and use that to press the layers into the sticky. Then I just toss my socks in the wash with the sheet.
I also lock the cats out of the studio when I spray and open the windows because it's stinky. If the weather is nice and we're not drowning in pollen, I do it outside on the deck.
My needle does occasionally get a little ring of sticky on it, but a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth takes it off just fine.

Terry said...

I have just recently started using spray basting and I love it! I use June Taylor which I can get at Wal-Mart. So far I've not had any problems with it. I lay things out on my kitchen table and if there is any overspray, it just cleans up with water. It's so much quicker and easier than any other method. :0)

Mary-Kay said...

I've tried a few kinds of spray and my favourite is the 505 spray. It seems to hold the layers together and for long periods of time (like 3 years). I put scrap paper or cardboard around the edges of the quilt backing before I spray and then you don't have to worry about overspray. One time I sprayed the stuff near my sewing machine and had the worst time trying to get the overspray off it. And the same goes for rulers. Rubbing alcohol is great but I was afraid it would take the markings off the ruler, so warm water and dish soap worked. And I don't like fusible batting. I find it takes forever to line everything up correctly and then after it's taken apart so many times how much fusible is left once everything is in the right place?

Carolyn said...

I use 505 on lap size quilts. I've also used it to make Barbie clothes and other small stuff. It is so much easier than pinning and ironing little tiny pieces. I have a box lid that I use to spray in, but in a well ventilated area.

Linda said...

I love making quilt tops, but I hate sandwiching and basting them in general. All the crawling around on the floor is really hard on my knees and I hurt for days afterward. I have used the sticky stuff for small quilts and it seems to work well for them, but it does make a mess. I have sort of returned to the old pin basting method even though it is rough going for me just because I hate cleaning up all the sticky goo. It seems like it is nearly impossible to get it all cleaned up, no matter how careful I am with it.

Suzan said...

I only spray baste because I cannot stand stopping and starting when I am quilting to pull out those darned safety pins! I have used a couple of different kinds and right now I have some June Tailor because it was on sale at Joann's. I have a huge old sheet that I put down before I spray. I tape it to my tile floors and as long as the quilt isn't too big, I have no problems with overspray getting on stuff. I don't notice any problems with my needle.

fabraholic said...

I love your little daisy. I have used spray adhesive and don't care for it, I had trouble with it gooping up my needle. I have had better luck with a basting glue stick.

jaybird said...

i avoid basting spray at all costs.

Blue Is Bleu said...

I've never used basting spray and I don't think I'll ever start because so many people have complained about the sticky problem.

Anna said...

I use basting spray all the time and have never had trouble with stickyness. I have the 505 spray and only use a very light mist, just enough that the fabric stays in place but is easy to pull up and reposition.
I first spray baste the batting to the back fabric (spray on the fabric) and then the top to the batting (spray on the batting). Then I let it dry for a couple of hours before quilting.

Jackie said...

I love this little project. Can't wait to see the bigger one! I can't help you in the basting spray arena, don't use it, sorry.

Terriaw said...

This little project is sooo adorable. I love it! I use basting spray because I really hate pinning. I use spray adhesive by Dritz Quilting in the yellow and orange can. I try to spray outside so I don't get any sticky spray on my kitchen floor. But when I spray inside, I always try to be super careful spraying only inside the quilt outline.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Love this piece, very nice! I haven't used basting spray....yet! Suzie. xxx

Jackie said...

I love your little pink flower quilt!

I use 505 spray. I'm a new quilter and I don't like the idea of stopping to take out pins. It's also really quick in terms of how long it takes you to get something basted. I've only FMQ a lap size quilt so far - no gunk at all!

Anonymous said...

Cute little flower. It reminds me of Kellie W's Flower Garden pillow. Will watch for your project, as I always love your color/fabric selections.

ps--always watching for your bunny hill baskets, too -- your's are among my faves on her Flickr grp.

Enjoy the holiday, Mary JB.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

I have never used basting spray but am always looking for a quick and easier way to baste. I always use pins. Great reading these comments about other quilter's experiences with spray. Thanks!

Rita

Thimbleanna said...

Eeek! That's adorable. I can't wait to see what the next project is. I'm not a basting spray user, so I can't help. ;-)

Bekhy said...

I love basting spray! I go through a lot of it, so I use Sullivan's, and get it on sale at a local fabric shop. 505 is very nice, but spendy. the June Tailor one didn't work very well for me. Sullivan's is super sticky. I save the basting spray for projects I can wash after--it does wash out nicely.

VeeV said...

I've used 505 spray, on a baby quilt as well as a double sized quilt, and I LOVE it.... i'm pretty new to the quilting world - but i can't imagine pinning or thread basting...
it's quick, easy, washes out well.
I didn't find any problems with sticky needles....

-you need to spray lightly.
-spray in well ventilated area
-surround your quilt with something so as not to get the spray where it shouldn't be...it is GLUE afterall.

it's not cheap in price (i buy it at the 50% sales) but when counting hours saved...

I'd definitely recommend it!!

amandajean said...

I used to use spray baste for all my quilts but now only use it on my mini quilts. I use the cheapy stuff from walmart.

The flower quilt is sooo cute! Wouldn't that be fun to make 3 little ones like that and hang them together to form a triptych?

deb g said...

I have used the 505 and wal mart brand. Loved both, but 505 had less fumes. Also I sprayed really close and slowly, i did not have the overspray problem