Friday, 15 April 2011

can o' magic


Never did I think it was possible to get quite so excited about a yellow spray can with a blue lid. I was not convinced that something you spray and works like glue could possibly make basting easier. However, thanks to Angela and Megan who swear by this stuff I was convinced to give it a try.

Holy Moly, sweet mother of Christ and all that jazz - it's flipping a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Honestly. No word of a lie. I've been spraying all kinds of random wips to try it out. So far - 1 doll quilt, 2 pillows and a baby quilt. All quilted really absolutely super duper fine - no wrinkles, no gumming up my needle, no problemo.

Mr 505 - will you marry me?

I found mine on the bay of evil but I think it's pretty much available all over. Most definitely for you Stateside folks.

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28 comments:

summerfete said...

Wow I have been wondering about this after watching a lady on you tube, its really that good?

Charlotte said...

I have some of that, but just can't seem to get on with it. My backing always ends up really wrinkly. Do you have any tips?

Rachel said...

I've been using this too as my pin-basting skills are pretty terrible and this is so much easier! I got mine from Cottonpatch in the UK
R x

Becky said...

haha! i've never seen the yellow can, but I"m a total convert to the purple can. It has changed my life! ;)

beth lehman said...

I'm so glad you saw the light!!!

cauchy09 said...

yes, oh yes. i am a spray baster now. it even works on big quilts!

trash said...

Spray-basting? Does it work well on turkeys?

Andi said...

You may have convinced me to try this.
xx

Angela said...

you crack me up. :) I just spray basted a big ole quilt this week, worked perfectly! it makes the whole quilting process so quick and easy, I love it!

Kerry said...

I always use this, you can readjust as much as you like as well, I have found it works best if you apply to the batting rather than the fabric and if you roll the batting at both ends and work out from the middle

Dan R said...

I am another recent convert. I'll never go back!

Megan said...

I have at least one huge quilt (my SG) I have to quilt before this kid gets here, and I am dreading it without my spray baste. But you know already this stuff is pretty nasty so I think it's best to not contaminate the baby. I have no idea how you all basted without big old puckers on the back - which always happens to me when I use pins!

Heather said...

where the hell have you been??? on some bloody island??? ( wink, wink )

Xo, H

flutter said...

I have been using this for a while. My pining skills suck like no ones business, so I starting using this and it really does what is says on this tin. I was skeptical at first but yes it does work..

Welcome to the 505 club x

Krista said...

Oh yes, it's good stuff! So much better than those pesky pins.

My Sweet Prairie said...

p.s. you know it's quite dangerous to breathe... keep pets away and cover your face or wear a mask.
: )

rderrett said...

I want to use this but sadly can't. The solvents will cause a massive asthma attack and I can't face another trip to the local germ factory (hospital)and spend time with the dying little old ladies, again!

Sadly I have to stick to pin basting.

Poppyprint said...

I love it, too. I'm sure I'll die with sticky lungs, but my quilts will have no bulgy bits.

Mandalin said...

I use it and love it, I loathe basting with pins, and I get smoother results! AND I don't have to stop/start quilting to take out those pesky pins!!! For my larger quilts I'm going to try pining my batting to the wall and putting my fabric on like wallpaper. Does that make sense? Not my idea you understand, I read it on somewhere quite some time ago.

Lorraine said...

Yep ... I am a "user" too but I don't inhale .
I tend to drift between pinning & spraying .

One Flew Over said...

I tried it the other day on a doll quilt and postively facked it right up. Back to the pins!

Anonymous said...

I used it on one quilt, that I haven't quilted yet. But it is still holding after a month or more. I read about using Aqua Net hair spray for basting and tried that on a smaller quilt. It doesn't hold as well, but for a smaller quilt and you quilt soon after, it worked fine, better than my pin basting.
cindy

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

You know lots of things remind me of a song and your blog post title reminded me of Queen's 'It's a kind of magic' Oh dear, now I will be singing 'It's a can o' magic' all night! Better get back to my squares. I had never heard of basting spray btw but I will stick (not literally) to my pins for now. x

littlemissmk said...

i love this!!! i would never go back to pins. they take forever.

Rachel Hauser said...

Here, here for spray basting! I use the Dritz stuff and it works like a charm. Yeah!

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

I love this stuff, too! It's definitely a quilt party in a can! :)

Kristie said...

LOL! I feel the EXACT same way.....why the heck would anyone mess around with pins?? I have never had a pucker since I started using 505 last fall. Have fun with it!

Mrs. G. said...

The "bay of evil" lol can I borrow (I really mean steal) that from you? Thanks for the tip on 505, I can't wait to try this stuff.

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