Not all spray adhesives are forever - June Taylor and 505 wash out when you wash the quilt. I was looking for where the flour mixture was combined with Elmer's. I came to this site to read about the glue basting but then read about your own concoxion and I have now used it on 3 quilts successfully. Just an idea for those who are worried about their tables. I’ve written how to clean or remove spray baste gunk before, but since it is one of my most popular posts, I thought it deserved a refresh. The glue sounds good. I don't think I will buy anymore 505 once the last can I have is gone, but it sure nie to use when in a hurry! One could probably after a day or so of natural drying, pop it in a warm dryer to tumble. I do not spread it around, as I am usually in a hurry to flip to the other side and end up ironing that side to hurry the process up. Mrs. Beasley posted a recipe that I finally got around to trying yesterday, I modified the recipe to keep in step with my cooking style. So as this post was on using Elmer's and sandwiching I also added the homemade spray glue to the entry. Best of luck on trying this method of sandwiching quilts with a future project. First I tried a paint brush, a sponge brush, then a roller. With spray basting, I am much more inclined to just get on with it! Now you can buy more fabric :). Thanks!!! Mix the glue 3 parts water:1 at glue, in a spray bottle. So this is spot on for me. Quilter’s Spray Baste Comparison: Since I have been using the spray baste quilting method for years, I have had the chance to try out many different brands to provide my official “Quilter’s Spray Baste Comparison”. But if elmers glue works well then I'm sold! You can baste the quilt with safety pins or with some fusible-product. Saved by Nancy Rollins. If you don't want to wait overrnight you can set it with a hot dry iron. a hammer. Note that the super hot iron (and alcohol content) ensure that you have a dry, but fully adhered sandwhich. By doing this, I was able to iron directly on the quilt without damaging a wooden table. Great tutorial! Please ignore this. A little caveat before you watch the video: You will see on my wall before I begin the basting method that I have batting lining my wall. Way to much trouble for me. I'm working on a baby quilt and sure won't spray anything toxic on it....Elmers, however...PERFECT. I have a baby quilt for Linus ready to sandwich and quilt so I will try this method. “Quilting the Quilt” by Dawn Cavanaugh appears regularly in every issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting in partnership with American Professional Quilting Systems. It shifts: Even quilting with a walking foot, my quilt sandwich shifts and puckers if spray basting is the only way I baste. Regarding clogging: I've had NO problems with the clogging. Basting is probably my least favourite part of making a quilt and I often put it off and end up with quilt tops waiting to quilt. I want to try it. I can only report that mine has had absolutely no issues, however; I do not use steam (I'm sure steam would ruin the finish). Combine 2 cups water and 1 tsp salt in a pot and bring to a boil. You simply spray the temporary spray over the entire quilt sandwich to hold them in place. Still, don't use steam. However, a spray adhesive bottle can be pretty expensive. The flour mixture sounds interesting and cheap, is there a shelf life or does it need to be used all at once? Switched to fusible batting, okay but expensive for large quilts. you have such great ideas!!! When I found 505 temporary spray adhesive, I was in hog heaven! spray each section or the whole quilt then iron. Elmers Glue Quilt Basting Tutorial A loooong time ago I became increasingly frustrated with all the ways that existed to baste my larger quilts. Hi ! It was also higher and did not put as much strain on my back. Yes, I have used both methods above on polyester batting. I am calling this quilt Spring Fling - it is from my latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Glue basting seams is useful on many quilty occasions. It is as follows: " I played around with watered down elmers in a spray bottle (1 part glue to 3 parts water) and it worked but requires a LOT more ironing.". I LOVE my misto bottles one for glue and one for starch ! I compared 505 Spray to my 10 or more year old can of Sullivans spray. I have never tried it! I have also used the really cheap water soluble school glue, and it works just as well. but there is still is the cost. I made pillowcases to coordinate also. Spray the batting and then lay the top over it hand press it down or if in a hurry you can iron it. Not noted any. Now, holding the smaller bottle of glue over the batting at about 18 inches high  I began to squeeze out the glue. Then I used the school glue. I have a 3'x 6' self-healing cutting mat on mine, and nearly ruined that, steaming on one of those table-top ironing boards, set on the mat. How long do you need to let this homemade version dry before quilting? Then you would not have the problem with creepy crawlers! Sounds great! Thank You... Hi Brenda,Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hi I do hand quilting and often use poly batting. I'm not decorating with this door so I don't care what it looks like. It is also useful in building model cars and plains. Spray baste: My favorite way to baste my quilt is by using Spray Baste! This quilt obviously fits on my table so I took a picture of a different quilt top that is larger. Check out this cool tutorial from Sharon Holland: Note Bene: Homemade Spray Baste would not work for this method because the moisture of the baste will make it too heavy to stay on the wall. I have a question: What do you do about your table top being affected by the heat of the iron? When the water and salt boils, turn down to a gentle boil and add flour and water. You can probably get away with it if you're only quilting simple straight lines, but if you are rotating or sewing an intricate pattern, that much movement can cause the quilt layers to twist and move. I just happen to do this process on the same wall. I use either method depending upon my mood and when in a super hurry I revert back to 505. Great tutorial! I have used spray glue on poly many times. I make a lot of large quilts, usually full to queen size, and spray basting works wonders. It is always good to have some options when basting quilts. This can be in liquid form or glue stick; they both work well for a variety of techniques. Is the recipe for glue? whatever you decide to do the best of luck! You will need: nails. Do you spray the batting or the quilt top/backing? It seems that quite a few of you are concerned regarding your table and what will happen to the finish. since the glue is water soluble, it should work fine when cleaning the srayer! When you press your seams open, the strength of your seam is only as strong as your thread. Top is done now I'm feeling overwhelmed by the basteing and quilting ahead of me, but I don't want to give up now. I hope that when you try either method that you have great success, I ran out of home made spray glue last night and used the Elmer's Washable glue on a Christmas wall hanging - it should be try enough to FMQ when I get home after work :). Hi there,I just added a post for some spray basting made from flour and rubbing alcohol that worked like a charm. To protect your nice table...you can get several pieces of inexpensive, "lock together" flooring from Loews or Home Depot. Step 2: Shake your spray baste as directed (also, make sure you have sufficient ventilation), then, holding the baste 6-8 inches from the batting, evenly spray the whole thing. Best of luck with your projects! Be sure that all edges are lined up, just as you would if you were pinning. Oh Sara this is Wonderful! While I was in Canada, I worked with an amazing Kinder teacher by the name of Gail Hegquist. I will be experimenting with using a spray bottle in the near future :). Find another table, or only use one that you don't care if it gets ruined! Dec 13, 2019 - Explore Connie Allison's board "Spray glue" on Pinterest. You've got to spray baste in a ventilated area, preferably outside or with the windows open. The I let it dry overnight. Here’s how we deal. Thank you, Janet, for the awesome tutorial, and also thank you all who took the time to comment. I'm unclear how mold could grow with the alcohol or the salt. Yes, it does wash out in warm water in the washing machine. Find a place where you can lay out your quilt. Good Afternoon Shirley - thanks for stopping by my blog. Will this work with polyester batting too? No pins, no stretching, no hand basting...you get the idea. Thanks for the ratio on the glue to water. However, a spray adhesive bottle can be pretty expensive. Still, how do you protect your table, and do you use steam? Thanks so much for explaining how to work with the Elmer's glue. Wall Basting. Use your hand to straighten the quilt top. Next you will lay your batting on top of the backing and smooth it out. 12. It makes basting so much easier. This protects the seam and creates a stronger hold. Elmer's spray glue is extremely easy and inexpensive to make. At the last minute I decided to use the flour, water, salt, and rubbing alcohol instead and it worked beautifully. Longarm Basting . Please come by for a visit :). Took a little time to make but I like it much better then all I have tried. I love it for making bras and gluing tiny bits of lace to power mesh before sewing, or for stabilizing knit minky to a … Yep thats me ! I just bought 2 cans of 505 yesterday, so I am really anxious to try your great ideas for basting. Then I did the same thing towards the left of me until I reached the end of the row and then I did the same thing on the right side. Be sure to dry the glue with a non-steam iron. the corners are slightly rounded to keep my legs from getting bruised. I figured I could get 3 maybe 4 quilts out of each can. Adhesive spray can be rather costly. I think I will stick with the rubbing alcohol for now. Thank you for sharing! Good luck if you chose to try the homemade spray and happy sewing adventures. [divider] Other quilters have reported good results with alternatives such as home made recipes using Elmers Glue or Spray Starch. I have used Elmer's glue for years because I bought some Roxanne's and and also found it expensive and since it looked like Elmer's I tried Elmer's, and low and behold, it worked. My crib quilt top has been folded in my closet for a couple weeks and has gotten some creases, but I’m going to have to baste it on my living room floor all one evening after my munchkin is asleep, and I don’t know that I’ll have time to iron, make my quilt sandwich & pin it all… I know in elementary school in Canada where I was a support worker that we frequently used this glue on the cloth crafts that the children would make at Valentine's Day. Yay! I am wondering if there are any special tricks for laundering the glue out after quilting? It tore the batting up and just was way to hard to spread, then I watered it down....same thing. 6. ... Quilting Board Quilting Tips Quilting Tutorials Machine Quilting Quilting Designs Quilting Patterns Basting A Quilt Quilt Binding Sewing Hacks. Has anyone ever tried adding alcohol to Elmer's to thin it down instead of water, for use in a spray bottle? UPDATE: There have been changes in the recipe and uses for the Multi-Purpose Quilt Spray since this blogpost was published and the FREE download has been updated to reflect these additions. Thank You!! Just followed your link from the quiltingboard, great tute! Rather than using a needle and thread, fine-point glue pens can be used to hold the fabric in place for English paper piecing. I am going to try the flour based spray and see how that turns out. My dining table is oval, so that's probably not good, either. Hi there,I was never able to prefect the correct ratio of water to glue for a spray bottle but have been using this methiod for about 6 months and love it - I add a dollop of Elmer's glue to the the mix also3 cups of water3 to 4 tbsp regular flour1/2 tsp salt8 ounces or rubbing alcoholclean spray bottle- In a pot place 2 cups of water and 1/2 tsp of salt bring to a boil and reduce to a gentle boil.- In a gravy shaker (or a jam jar) put 1 cup of cold water and 3 tbsp of flour - shake until the flour and water are combined.- Whisk the flour mixture into the gently boiling water like you are making gravy and let it cook until the consistency of gravy/egg whites/ thin gruel.- Remove from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.- In a clean spray bottle add 8 ounces of rubbing alcohol and the cooled flour mixture, gently shake and go sandwich a quilt.Good luck and thinks for stopping by my blog :). Right now, I use the flour and alcohol spray glue 80 % of the time and the Elmer's or 505 the other 20 %. Last Grand Illusion Quilt! Lightly spray one half of the backing with basting spray. If you have a nice wall space— even an outdoor wall— you can spray baste your quilt upright instead of having to get down on the floor. With constant pressure I swirled the glue about 18 inches back and forth until I had about an 18 inch square swirl of glue. In most cases, I would encourage you to press to the side. Spent a few hours pin basting and then quilting a bunch of puckers into my quilt. I am so excited to find your blog! Elmer's spray glue has a variety of uses including craft and building projects. Welcome to the quilting world :). Sometimes I iron the quilt as soon as everything is smoothed out. Misto spary bottle and Elmers Glue - Page 2. I found that with time the glue shows through the quilt even if its washed after quilting. Thanks for letting us know about the Rose Art Glue, I have tried the Play School Brand of washable School Glue from the 99 Cent Store and was okay to use. I have not had that happen yet, I also have a homemade spray listed here on the blog that uses flour, water, salt and rubbing alcohol that I have had good success with. You are quite welcome, I hope that you try it out soon! Good morning Nicole,I am so sorry to hear that the hard spots caused your thread to break. I use a teflon mat so that I can get my iron super hot without fear of scorching. That seems odd to me. Interesting. Good Morning Debra Kay,Either method works well on quilts up to 120 inches by 120 inches (I haven't made anything bigger than that :) You are so right about colors bleeding. Learn how to use spray starch instead of hairspray or glue to baste your quilt. It holds the binding in place but makes the binding and edge of quilt so stiff I could barely hand sew it to the back! Meanwhile, combine 1 cup water and 3 heaping tablespoons flour in a jar or well sealed tupperware, and shake to mix. My tip is to hold the glue fairly high over the quilt top or backing, as much as 10-12 inches. See, spray basting means you spray the batting with a can of adhesive, much like hairspray (the method, not the ingredients). If you have a nice wall space— even an outdoor wall— you can spray baste your quilt upright instead of having to get down on the floor. If so, which do you prefer. Elmer's spray glue has a variety of uses including craft and building projects. Brilliant! Poly is all I have and they recently have gotten in the spray glue in a local shop near here! Good luck! I've had a bottle for about 60 days with no noticed problem. How would you like to spray-baste your quilts without the worry of harsh, chemical vapors? I hated taking all those pins out again as I was sewing along. An unsolicitated and unaffiliated opinion of many different quilt battings. water it down a little first. See more ideas about Glue, Quilts, School glue. Thanks so much ! So I picked up my quilt thank goodness I only done about 12 inches. Heat setting dries the glue completely, and just takes a quick second or two because the line of glue is so fine and thin. I work on one side at a time. I also use pins. Check out this cool tutorial from Sharon Holland: Note Bene: Homemade Spray Baste would not work for this method because the moisture of the baste will make it too heavy to stay on the wall I tried watering down the Elmer's Washable School Glue and could not get the ratio down so it would spray out of a bottle. Hi Ann,FMQ is a method of securing all the layers together google Leah Day or on you tube and she can show you how to get started. They should both be about the same size... 3. Specific quilting and sewing glues can be purchased in local quilt stores and online. If you do please let me know how it works. In this episode, you'll learn how to: Easily prepare an economical homemade basting spray. I iron my layers usually when sandwiching but it will dry overnight when I have left it to dry naturally. Is 505 a brand? And I can quilt right through the glue. I pulled down and then folded back the portions that are not basted. In hind sight, I guess I should have separated the posts more clearly. At this point I will often mark the sides, the middle of the top. clean spray bottle. I'm easily confused, lol, but after rereading I think I got it. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in your projects. Wow, this seems to be quite amazing. Follow with the vodka and five drops of fragrance. I used this on 2 quilts and working on basting the third one today. It dotted and did not lie in a straight line. I am sorry for the confusing. - In a clean spray bottle add 8 ounces of rubbing alcohol and the cooled flour mixture, gently shake and go sandwich a quilt. I thin my glue with water. Regarding sprayer: The finer the mist, the better. I am getting less and less tolerant of the smell from spays. I have never had any go off on me, but I have a tendency to wait until I have 5 quilts ready to be sandwiched and make two spray bottles full and that just about uses both bottles up. On my next quilt, I'm going to use the glue stick for the center. Any suggestions on how to get around this? Hi friends! Thanks for sharing this idea. Thanks for the tips! (note:  if you have a larger quilt top, your job is not done. As a side note, i tried using the rose art brand glue when my local big box store was out of elmers. My main problem in quilting is the successful sandwich process. I smoothed it all with my hands to ensure that there were no wrinkles in the batting. This works very well and I use it when I need to seat more than 4 people. 11. If I use Elmer's Washable School Glue I nearly always have a perfectly flat sandwiched quilt. Doing the sandwich is sometimes the hardest part.Will definitely give this a try. I don't know if that means I am old woman with arthritis or if its carpal tunnel.. but it really ruins it for me. Thread Basting. I hate paying the price of the 505 spray and this will be a perfect alternative! I use 505™ Basting Spray. If you have allergies, this is probably not a good option for you. I played around with watered down elmers in a spray bottle (1 part glue to 3 parts water) and it worked but requires a LOT more ironing. As it is a liquid coming out it was much easier to direct than an aerosol. Can't wait to try it. I would but I don't have any of that glue in house and still have to find a place where I can buy it in a big jug which I will be doing because yes I do prefer to glue then to pin and I've been using Roxanne's glue so far since it was the first thing I was introduce to using. I haven't had success with commercial spray bastes, such as June Taylor., so I hope this works for me! I generally use spray baste. NO blood on quilts as there is enough sweat and tears - he he he do you remember the group Blood, Sweat and Tears :) I spend too many hours pinning quilts either on the floor or on tables if the quilt was small enough - I distinctive remember spending 8 hours pinning my son's quilt for when he passed boot camp for the NAVY back in the day when I only stitched in the ditch. I am so glad you found out about using alternative ways to sandwich a quilt. I love your method of glue basting! What is FMQ I'm just a beginner at this quilting and I started with a queen size. Elmer's Glue and the flour spray?? This tutorial includes a spray starch recipe and step-by-step instructions. Then washing and drying the quilt. I'm slow at getting each quilt done :).Oh I forgot what is the best press everyone's talking about that too uses rubbing alcohol? I have one of those hollow doors that I put on my table top to give me a large rectangular surface. Basting Your Quilt: Spray baste: My favorite way to baste my quilt is by using Spray Baste! You would unclamp and move the remaining areas that have not been basted to the top of the table, I usually do a side and top and then the other side and top. I've not used the pinning method as I'm a new quilter, and I adopted this basting method prior to trying any other. I positioned the quilt so that the center line was on the table's middle so that there was even pressure on the quilt as it dried. The I spread it out on my ping pong table (we never play ping pong on it, I use it only for quilting purposes). I would advise ironing the glue dry and then quilting as soon as possible. I love Elmer's glue, and use it for my binding too. It works just as well and uses less glue. This doesn’t need to be a complete coating-- think about making a “grid” of sprays and making sure the edges are sprayed . I sprayed with a high volume sprayer, and I ironed...and stitched right away. Press from the middle of the quilt out, being sure not to press in any wrinkles. Would adding the watered down glue with a paintbrush work? That batting on the wall is my design wall and has nothing to do with basting a quilt. Is there a way to get your new postings emailed to me or an email reminder? Don't have to worry about puddling. I really struggle with the glue bottle!! The fabric should be smooth and taut when you are finished. Do you use something to protect it? but your right about trying it with a spray bottle. After reading the rave reviews about using Elmer's glue to baste quilts I tried it. 3 cups of water. Hmm, hand quilting is something that I have never tried and kudos to all of you that do take the time to finish you quilts so beautifully. I might use 505 Spray on a quilt, since it makes quilting so much easier, and it’s not likely to be directly in contact with my skin for prolonged periods. I scoured the Internet to find the best price and by ordering it by the case it was about $13.00 a can for the large size. I liked them the best so far but I decided to try the homemade basting spray. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in all your projects! I would not use even a dry iron on a cotton setting on a nice table. I'll be showing you how to pin baste as well as how to spray baste. I can't imagine hand quilting through the hard glue I can feel in the quilt. In this Quilt & Sew Tips episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, quilting expert Nancy McNally mixes up an easy recipe to replace aerosol basting sprays using items you likely already have in your home. Cost wise this is very economical! I use my kitchen table for... 2. How to spray baste on the wall. I dilute my glue for the Misto bottle though my formula is a bit. When I squeeze it onto my quilt and/or batting my poor hands can't take it. This method also leaves far fewer wrinkles than the aforementioned methods. Your so welcome! I'm so grateful that you posted thisd. Thanks for the tutorialDonna. Also, thanks for the idea. As I have never ventured into this area of quilting I can only guess that YES it would work, but as in all new things try something smaller and work your way up. If that holds good, it would be easy to do the rest. I pieced the back aka Back Art, as it is more of a scrappy quilt. I use a piece of quarter inch plywood from lowes, sometime 2 if a large quilt. Thanks for the info. I am not sure what the difference is between 505 and any other kind of spray. When to Glue Baste. When I had this section done I would move the whole quilt top and batting to get any other areas. If this method on several quilts ( thanks, Janet, i how to make elmer's spray to baste quilts. Batting on top of the table a Quilting friend on Instagram and this be... 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