I lay my batting on my living room tile floor and I spray sparingly, watching the spray as it goes and trying not to go off the fabric. Then I lay on the batting, spray it and then lay on the top. I have not pinned anything since I started this method and it works great. I am just super careful to start quilting from the top down and I"m usually only stitching in the ditch on smaller quilts for charity. I just make sure I am smoothing both the back and the front as I go along and it works great! I hate all that pinning. My large quilts go out to a longarmer. Carol
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the first time i used it, i sprayed inside, and wound up with overspray on the floor---VERY hard to clean up. the next time, i put a sheet on the floor under the table, and the sheet caught the overspray. worked like a charm. i'd be afraid to spray outside....if a bug flew by, it'd be stuck in the "glue"
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I used to pin my quilts but it took forever and it killed my back and also I always had wrinkles in my backing fabric. I started using the adhesive spray which works great. It takes less time and it holds it together well regardless of the size of the quilt.
Thanks. I pin it first with straight pins and then baste and remove the pins before quilting. I quilt it on my sewing machine now. Used to do it all by hand, but my hands won't let me do that any more. I don't think I do it as well on the machine but am trying. Margaret
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