Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Basting Spray

I got my basting spray last week, and decided to try it out tonight.




I spray basted this quilt right after work - one word of caution - when the directions say to use in a well ventilated area - they aren't kidding. Hopefully the smell is gone from the office when I get there in the morning tomorrow:)



I started quilting right when I got home. I'm quilting this one in a straight line grid pattern. I know it's for my Mom, and she likes the meander free motion quilting, but I don't think my arms, neck and shoulder are up for it at the moment. After sleeping on my side wrong for 2 nights running aggravating the pinched nerve I have in my neck - lets just say my prescription pain pills are my best friend at the moment.







I love how the spray is holding the layers together. I did trim the backing and batting down to just a 1/2 inch bigger than the top after smoothing out all layers - but so far it hasn't shifted at all.





Now if I just knew how to sew in a straight line without having to mark up the top, we'd be doing good. But I have 3 quilts to quilt this weekend, so.....I guess I had better get busy, right?



Have a great evening!
Kris

18 comments:

Valerie said...

I love this quilt. It is gorgeous. I know how you feel with your neck and shoulders. I really feel your pain.

Cheryl said...

After you use this can up, try a can of 505 (or is it 404? I get them mixed up). Much less stinky!

Lib said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Blessins',Lib

fullfreezer said...

Goodness! Do you ever stop?!! I've done one quilt in a weekend and thought I my neck and shoulders were going to kill me. 3 quilts! You're a stronger woman than I!
Judy

Patty said...

Did your needle feel gummy while sewing? Did the spray add any stiffness to your quilt? Are you hooked on it? Or, will you just use it this once?

Kristie said...

You sure are doing a lot of sewing!! Can't wait to see how they all turn out!
Kristie

Gina said...

You are brave doing all that quilting with a back neck/shoulder. What pain killers are you on I may need them in the near future. LOL

Great quilt. I'm glad the spray basting worked out for you.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

APA said...

So, basting spray instead of pinning? Did it gum up the needle? I can totally relate to sewing in a straight line, especially on a long, straight line. Looks great, though, Kris. :) You rock the quilting, for sure!

Happy day!

Ana :)

farm mom said...

Gosh girl, you always amaze me when I come here by what you manage to accomplish. I haven't even been sleeping lately and I still don't get half of what you do done in a day!!!! ;)

SewAmy said...

I am so happy the spray is working out. I love the spray so much better then pinning. Try 505 spray, it is more expensive ,but doesn't have that awful smell.

audreypawdrey said...

Good luck with your three quilts this weekend! I hate pinning, so maybe I should try this spray out.

Libby said...

I have had real nice results using 505 spray glue . . . doesn't have near the toxic odor, but holds just fine *s*

scrappy quilter said...

I'm going to have to buy some of that. I'm wondering how it works when you do stipple quilting. Have you tried that at all?

Millie said...

Pretty quilt and I love the basting spray. As long as I did not get it on the carpet...done that and I had sticky carpet for a long time.
~Millie~

Sherri said...

I've been wanting to try basting spray, too...but it is so expensive...did you think it was worth it?

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luckysanjana said...

hi whats a basting spray never heard of it before....maybe i will google it later. I ve always wanted to learn quilting along with my other craving to learn how to bake.....but hubby simply refuses to get me the sewing machine..........says it will be another machine doing nothing and occupyng just space........LOL that probably would be true.........but seriously could you suggest me some simple sites to learn how to quilt???

tmarie said...

You do beautiful work :) Just a suggestion for sewing in a straight line without marking up the quilt. You can buy painter's masking tape and then sew on either side of it to make the checkerboard quilting design and then remove the tape.