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The new improved works, I use LESS product and tried to use less, I put old sheets down around the table I use and along with paper to direct the product to the batting. I had a lot of problems with thread breakage, I found that I had to clean the bobbin holder, needle,etc. with 91% IsoPropyl Alcohol. The smell from this baste is strong, that is due to VOCs (volatile organic compounds) which were not present in the previous bottles. So I put the fans on high and opened windows. You can smell it on the quilt while sewing. That was not present in the previous compounds. It works, no doubt, and I use less product. But it gums up the machine, and I have figure out how to fix this with 91% Propyl Alcohol, but the smell. I had to soak the bobbin holder in alcohol and clean it. Its a stale mate, its a better product but with some reservation.
Started using this years ago because I just do not have the patience or the set up in my house to tape and pin a quilt for hours. This stuff is extremely helpful but the smell is very intense and there is a lot of over spray which is hard to clean up. Definitely only recommend using this in a room with hard floor or that you can lay a protective sheet down underneath and that you can open a window in! I typically get about 4 "throw" size quilts out of each can and I have a heavy trigger finger so if you were to use pins as well you could easily stretch this farther. I pulled several UFOs out during COVID19 quarantine that I had sprayed to sandwich years ago and while the adhesive had started to let go they were definitely still together in one piece so it does hold for quite a while. Overall, if you can mitigate the smell and over spray this is worth it to buy if you quilt a lot.
I was using 505, but after multiple cans developed clogged sprayers that would not unclog no matter what I did, I decided to try this. I have had no problems with clogging at all, the sticking power seems a bit less. It's also hard to see where it's been sprayed as it comes out clear. Unfortunately my main problem has been on top. I use paper quilting patterns and give them a light spray to adhere them to the front of my quilt. Both will eventually gum the needle, usually I can easily wipe this off with a damp rag periodically, this formula however requires some scrubbing. The big NO came from the wash. As you can imagine my quilting method left the surface tacky, which easily washed out in 1 run on cold/gentle cycle with the other brand. After 3 washes, the last 2 being hot water with a soak cycle, I still have little gummy "pills" clinging on. I'd imagine these are also hidden inside and could be visible through a light fabric.
I used this today, so excited to use basting spray.... I have been using the yellow can of Dritz for years, 100s of quilts with that...but now it has changed formula. So, I tried this....sprayed it on...it has a LOT of overspray...which is now all over the table. Then when I went to use my Q20 sit down long arm...it refused to sew as it was gumming up the needle. Not ok. It will take days for the temporary to wear off....sad....just plain sad. So, yes, it holds...but it is gummy. Will not be using this again.
I have used other June Tailor products, such as the spray starch, and had no problems. But the quilt basting spray is disappointing. The nozzle gums up very quickly, and then has to be removed and washed, and then replaced, which takes a lot of fiddling. I would not buy this again.
I thought this was wonderful because it was so easy to sandwich my quilt, but when I began machine quilting my thread started breaking frequently. I tried everything, adjusting tension, re-threading the machine, sewing slower, etc. When I changed the needle the thread stopped breaking - for a time. I thought I must have got a dull needle. When it started breaking again, I examined the needle with a magnifying glass. Lo and behold there was a slight buildup on the needle. I can't wash the quilt before it is quilted. I don't know if I have enough machine needles to finish it. I'm going to try some "Sewers aid" but I won't use this spray on another quilt.
Works great to cold three layers of fabric and batting together for ease of quilting. But don’t use too much. Use a light hand or you will have sticky residue everywhere, your quilt will be over stiff, and it will smell even after multiple washings. In fact, this product is supposed to be water soluble but it’s not. Ended up using peanut butter to get residue off my table covers as well.
I like the hold but the odor is rediculous. I made my grandson a quilt using this basting spray and my daughter in law has washed it five times and still cannot get the odor out of it. I will never use this one again.
This spray is not like the other quilt sprays that I have used. It is a lot tackier and when using it have to be careful not to overspray or you have a clean up afterwards. Not easy to readjust the fabric once sprayed. It grabs much tighter.