Recently our group has been discussing spray basting quilts with the pro and cons. Another alternative is to make your own homemade basting spray. It saves a lot of money, and has no chemicals to be concerned about. It is a different process to use, but it might just be something you want to try.
A big thank you to one of our members, Linda, for sending me a link to this video!
Linda took notes on the ingredients:
1/2 t salt dissolved in 2 Cups water on the stove.
Add to that; (3-4 T Flour dissolved in 1 Cup room temp water, shake or stir so no lumps ) and whisk till gelatinous.
Cool to room temperature and pour into a spray bottle (large enough to hold 4 cups of liquid).
Add 1 cup of rubbing alcohol* to that and shake. Will need to be shaken every time you use it.
And a few notes from the comments on the video:
I am adding this useful video below that shows how to use the spray successfully with your projects. You can iron the quilt to dry faster, but for larger projects laying it out to air dry makes it much easier.
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