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Quilt Spray Adhesive

Here is what  purchased :

505 Temporary Adhesive Spray

This temporary, repositionable, fabric adhesive is used to temporarily bond fabric. Odorless and colorless, it gives off no mist, and does not gum sewing needles. Use for machine applique, quilting, basting, holding fabric to stabilizers in machine embroidery and hemming. 505 Spray and Fix, a temporary fabric adhesive, orderless, colorless, stainless, spotless, does not gum needles, no CFC, acid free.


  1. Protect work surface with disposable paper.
  2. Shake 505 Spray & Fix can before using.
  3. Hold can 12 in. / 30 cm. from fabric surface.
  4. Always spray 505 Spray& Fix on the wrong side of the smaller fabric piece to be glued.
  5. A light spray of 505 Spray& Fix is sufficient. A little goes a long way.
  6. Using your hand, press firmly in place to secure the piece to the larger fabric.
  7. A misaligned piece may be removed and repositioned several times for 15 to 20 minutes after spraying.
  8. Machine sew in place as usual.
  9. Cleanup with soap and water.
  10. Read label on can for storage, disposal, and first aid.
  11. Test on all fabrics before using.

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To Spray or not to Spray

As I approach the end of the Rail Fence, my brain is becoming a bit anxious about quilting it. This quilt is immense.   The finished dimensions will be 6 x 8 feet.  I have read a lot of quilting articles on the net recently and am surprised at the amount of people using spray adhesives to aid in holding all layers together (along with pins) to ensure the layers don’t slip and slide and throw off your design.

I am generally an anti-chemical use kind of person.  The more natural for me the better but I am very interested in this and actually went out and bought a can of 505 Temporary Adhesive Spray.  What I like best about this product (so they advertise) is that it can be washed out.  Hallelujah!  Chemicals be gone.  I cast you out in the wash! 

 I am crossing my fingers and toes that it is as easy to use as it sounds and will let you all know over the weekend.

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