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Monday, June 05, 2006



Longing for a longarm! This quilt does match my machine though.



I tried the spray glue for basting this morning and am not totally satisfied. There seem to be a lot of wrinkles on the back after quilting a few strips. I think I am going to have to put in a few pins at least. The problem seems to occur in spots where I sew part of the row, skip a bit and then start sewing again. Maybe I should have left it sit for a day before starting to quilt to let it stick more. It didn't say that on the can. It did say that it works best on cotton batting which I am not using. It is certainly a lot faster and easier than pinning but if it ends up with all sorts of tucks and wrinkles, the saved time is used up in undoing and redoing.

11 comments:

joyce said...

Sorry, Blogger seems to be putting my pictures all over the place today.

dirtylittleslurry said...

at least yours are getting up... i've been trying for ages to no avail...grr....

Leah S said...

Hey Joyce, I've tried the spray on stuff and wasn't happy with it either. I ended up pinning it secure. Now I use safety pins when I free-motion and LOVE it!

joyce said...

Good to know, Leah. I think I am going to have to rip out what I sewed today and pin it as usual. Too bad I did so much sewing. It's going to be a drag to rip out.

Judy said...

Jouce, I looked at your close-up of the machine and if you have a walking foot...use it. Even with pins anything I do in a straight line gets done with the walking foot. It keeps the top and bottom feeding evenly and then the back doesn't pucker and move around. My walking foot was extra with my machine and cost $175 but it was a must if I wanted to do any straight line quilting. Try yours and see before you rip out, it may just fix it for you.

It's a great quilt though, it will eventually work for you!

Laura said...

Joyce I have had goodluck and badluck with the spray. When I use it I also do a lot of pinning.

Katrina said...

I use the 505 spray baste all the time and have had great luck with it. Just make sure that you stretch your backing fabric and that you spray the batting evenly. I will usually still go around the outside of the quilt with saftey pins though. HTH

joyce said...

Judy, my Pfaff has a built in walking foot and I was using it. I should have pinned as well as basting I guess. Not sure if I will have to rip out or stretch the back and pin as well as glue. Tomorrow I will decide.

ForestJane said...

I have no experience with this, so will be interested to see what you learn here. :)

Ann said...

I've used the spray with good success....I am very careful when I adhere the back to smooth out all wrinkles, then do the same on the top. I won't say I've NEVER experienced any puckers, but no more than when I have used other methods of basting. And I'm careful when I roll up the "excess" part of the quilt so that I can get a firm grip on the part I am sewing on. I've used it for both straight line quilting with the walking foot and free motion quilting with a darning foot. GL! This is a gorgeous quilt and deserves some gorgeous quilting, which I'm sure you will give it!

Dawn said...

I never used the basting spray - looks like maybe that was a good thing! You have the same machine as mine!!!!!