Monday, March 22, 2010

How To Use Spray Baster

I really love the 505 Spray & Fix and use it for basting my quilts. So much easier to quilt with & less time consuming than pin basting. I'm not looking back on that one! :) Someone asked about the process, so I thought I'd post the process with my newest quilt order using mostly Patty Young fabrics. It will be 50X70 finished size. I had my daughter take pics while I sprayed it. Basically all you do is lay your quilt backing wrong side up on your surface. I tape the ends so that it doesn't move but not as much if I was pin basting. I then layer my quilt~ batting next, then the top. Next I place old towels around half of the quilt. Fold half of the top over & half of the batting over. Spray in a sweeping motion over the exposed quilt back. Lay the half of the batting you folded over onto the sprayed back. Smooth, reposition if necessary. Spray the exposed batting the same as the back. Smooth, reposition if necessary the quilt top. Repeat with the other side. It is a dream to quilt as it stays together nicely keeping the bunching to next to nothing. Its very freeing to quilt with no pins in the way! Also, I would keep it flat until you are ready to quilt otherwise you will need to resmooth before you quilt. If you have any questions, I will answer them here. Thanks for reading! Have fun with your quilting!!


CocoJ126 said...

Thank you friend!!! I'll let you know how it goes!!!


Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Thank you girl! This is awesome!

walklet said...

Is it just me or did you piece the back as well?

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