Spray basting for hand quilting
I watched the video on spray basting and it was very informative.
My question is:
Can you spray baste if you are hand quilting?
I have a queen size hand appliqued quilt that I will be hand quilting.
I'm glad you enjoyed the spray basting video. It was helpful to me, too!
As far as hand quilting though, I can't make a personal recommendation because I haven't done it.
If it was me, I'd hand quilt a much smaller project where the quilt sandwich was spray basted, one large enough to get a feel for any drag on the needle created by the adhesive.
I know that most quilters don't like to hand quilt through batiks because of the tightness of the weave. I would be concerned that any drag caused by the adhesive would be just as tiring.
The other consideration is time. In the video, she mentions that she's had the spray adhesive last as long as four years, but the manufacturer is willing to state up to four months.
If you'll be hand quilting on this project for a long time that may be a consideration. (Of course, I think you could always go back, lift up a portion and 're-baste' if needed. Or even add some thread basting.)
But as I said, I haven't hand quilted through the product before and am only making an educated suggestion.
Readers! Have you hand quilted a project basted this way? Please add your suggestions and experiences by using the 'comments' link below.
P.S. Gloria, I wish I'd been better help. Maybe our readers will have a better answer for you!