Hopefully this tutorial will help you with your quilting to make it easier, more fun and faster!
This is my favorite brand/type of spray basting. I found this at Hancock Fabrics for about $15. You can also purchase this online from Wal-Mart. If I can't get over to Hancock Fabrics to get this can, I can also go to Wal-Mart and get a smaller can of spray basting in a blue and white can.
When finding a spray basting can, just try any and see if you like it. But make sure that it says "spray basting".
If you don't think you need this much tape, it only takes once for you to have to "re-tape" the entire backing to make sure that you add enough tape the first time.
With it firmly secured to the floor, this will guarantee that the back of your quilt has no puckers or gathering when you quilt your quilt. Before when I used pins, I would always end up with a pucker or two, but since spray basting I no longer have that problem!
I have found that I like to make sure that I have plenty of room for movement. When spray basting you might get your quilt twisted slightly or you might find that your quilt top once spread out evenly is larger than you realized. I just like to be prepared. I hate going back and have to add more batting to any area because I didn't allow enough room for movement.
You may also not be able to see where you have just sprayed very well. Just eyeball it the best you can and make sure that you are actually spraying the fabric.
You do not have to quilt right away, you can fold your basted quilt and put it away until you have time or whatnot. I currently have a quilt that has been basted for about a year now and the adhesive is still strong! I have also unfolded it and refolded it quite a few times and that has not affected the adhesive bond.
After you are finished spray basting you might find that you r house has a "polluted" area. Just area it out if leave it, it will go away eventually. Also you might find that you have breathed in the adhesive into your nose and find your nose all sticky. Not worry just blow your nose and all will be okay.
Hopefully this tutorial has helped you find an easy way of basting your quilts! If you have any questions please feel free to ask!