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Thread: Binders and a light bulb moment

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I made a bow tucks tote for my son's fiance and I've been thinking ever since about what am I going to use for the hard bottom? I was at Joann's and they didn't have any matting board and I kept forgetting about it when I was out.

    I was just thinking of it again since I only have until tomorrow night and I took a look in a cupboard and saw an old binder. Light Bulb!

    Cut off the front and back and use them for the tote!

    I work in an office and there are always old binders everywhere that people are trying to get rid of. No shortage of supply there.

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    Very clever :D:D:D

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    Necessity is the mother of invention, and quilters are noted for "making do" Can't wait to cut one up myself. Great idea, thanx

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    Great idea!!!

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    It worked great. The tote is 13" long and the binder is only 11" so I cut it in half lenghwise, overlapped the two pieces so that it was 13", and used permanent fabric glue to sandwich them together. A piece of lining fabric made a sleeve for it and it's wrapped and ready to go.

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    I bought a pack of 6 adhesive vinyl floor tiles. Cut one tile into three sections and put two of them back to back - no way that they are going to come apart, and they are firm and washable.

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    Both great ideas.

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    Very creative ideas!!!

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