Item #SF505 • Can Size: 8.5 fl. oz. • Net Weight: 6.2 oz.

Temporary, repositionable, fabric adhesive used to temporarily bond fabric. Odorless, colorless, no mist, does not gum sewing needles. Use for machine applique, quilting, basting, holding fabric to stabilizers in machine embroidery and hemming.

Acid Free – No CFC’s

Also available in a 17 fl. oz. can (Item #SF515) for a suggested retail price of $22.99

Suggested Retail Price: $12.99

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Does 505 have an offensive odor?

No. 505 is odorless.

Is 505 repositionable?

Yes, quilt layers and applique lift easily leaving no residue behind. You can reposition several times for the first 15-20 minutes. After that you would have to reapply spray.

How do I use 505 for basting quilt layers?

Simply spray a very light coating on one side of the batting. Position the quilt top onto batting.You may want to do this in a few sections if you are working on a large project. It is very easy to reposition. Turn over and repeat the procedure for the backing. You can baste a quilt in about 10 minutes. See 505 How To instructions.

How do I use 505 for applique?

For raw edge applique: Spray a little on the back of the applique piece and position in place. Use a satin stitch or decorative stitch to cover the raw edge. For finished edge applique: Cut out paper pattern without seam allowance. Spray wrong side of pattern with 505 and stick to wrong side of fabric. Cut out applique from fabric with 1/4” seam allowance. Place applique with paper side up and spray 505 covering to edges. Fold and stick seam allowance onto paper. You can now stick applique on the background fabric and stitch. Cut out paper from back.

Does 505 make layers difficult to needle?

No, you don’t notice that it is there. There is no drag on the needle when hand or machine sewing.

Will 505 gum up needles or scissors?

No. 505 was developed for use in the commercial embroidery industry and it is essential that 505 not gum up needles or scissors.

How long will the bond last?

About 2 months for polyester and about 4 months for natural/blends. Sew in place during that time. The bond will release when washed.

Does the adhesive transfer onto the other fabric?

No, Just spray and wait a minute to set. As with our other adhesives, 505 stays on the surface that you have sprayed.

Is 505 acid free?

Yes, it will not harm or discolor fabric.

Will 505 harm the environment?

The adhesive itself is non-toxic. Our products meet or exceed all state and federal clean air regulations and contain no CFCs to affect ozone.

Is cleanup easy?

Yes, cleanup with soap and water. If you have sprayed too much, try Murphy’s Oil Soap and a scrub sponge.

General Use

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


Work one half of the quilt at a time.

  1. Read general instructions
  2. Roll top back to the 1/2 way point
  3. Spray backing in 1 foot intervals for better control
  4. Press batting in place by hand, then spray batting in 1 foot intervals
  5. Press top in place by hand
  6. Repeat on opposite half of layered quilt


  • Read general instructions
  • Lightly spray 505 on the stabilizing interfacing

  • Position interfacing behind the area to be embroidered
  • Using your hand, press in place to secure
  • Embroider your pattern

  • Remove excess interfacing if needed


  • Read general instructions
  • Draw shape on paper

  • Cut out shape and spray 505 lightly on paper shape.

  • Place on fabric using the pressure from your hand to secure in place

  • Cut around paper shape
  • Separate the fabric from the paper

  • Spray 505 on the wrong side of the applique shape
  • Arrange applique shapes on background fabric. Press in place by hand.

  • Reposition if needed


Celtic Applique & Stained Glass Applique

  • Read general instructions
  • Prepare your bias fabric strip with the seam pressed at the back center of the strip

  • Place the bias strip on a protected surface and spray evenly
  • Trace pattern on a background fabric

  • Follow pattern with the 505 sprayed bias tape making sure to begin and end where the pattern crosses over itself. Press by hand to secure in place.

  • Machine or hand sew in place

Freezer Paper Applique

  • Read general instructions
  • Cut out shape from freezer paper or regular paper

  • Cut out fabric 1/4″ larger than paper pattern. If using freezer paper, iron in place. If using regular paper, spray with 505.

  • Clip curves if needed

  • On a protected surface spray the shape with 505 evenly. Finger press the seam allowance to the paper then position on background fabric.
  • Sew in place by hand or machine