Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Bow Tucks Tote Question

  1. #1
    Sugarpumpkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    OompaLoompaDoopaDeeDo
    Posts
    1,843
    Do you use batting in your Bow Tucks Tote when you make them?

    I am looking to make mine this weekend but have no batting at home, so wondering if I need to make a stop at Joann.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Central Oregon
    Posts
    38
    Absolutely! Your bag will be too "floppy" if you don't. I have been using a heavier fabric too, which also helps keep it's shape. I was afraid to make this bag because I am not a very good sewer, but surprisingly enough, it was pretty easy and I love how mine turned out. (I have made 3)

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cedarville, Ohio
    Posts
    235
    I haven't made one yet but I did purchase the pattern. They call for fusible fleece. I suppose you could use batting because they have to be quilted anyway; I think everyone on the board used fusible fleece.

    Hope this helps.

  4. #4
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,965
    Yes you need batting. It gives it body.

  5. #5
    Sugarpumpkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    OompaLoompaDoopaDeeDo
    Posts
    1,843
    I wonder if I could use interfacing and fleece? LOL
    Or steam-a-seam and fleece?
    Those I have at home haha

  6. #6
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,043
    Blog Entries
    47
    I'm gonna try what I have around here. I have some thin fleece and batting. I also going to use spray basting. I have used the pellon fusible fleece. It worked good but I'm along way to a source. Be sure and post pic

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    1
    Posts
    36
    I do. I teach this class and we use fusible fleece b y pellon. Works great or just a regular thin cotton batting works great too, because you are going to quilt both the outside and inside lining....lot's of quilting but worth it. Make sure you baste everything too....makes a huge difference in the finished product.
    Mardi

  8. #8
    Super Member charismah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ephrata, WA
    Posts
    8,857
    Blog Entries
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarpumpkin
    I wonder if I could use interfacing and fleece? LOL
    Or steam-a-seam and fleece?
    Those I have at home haha
    I think you could..I am acutally using batting scraps and 505 for mine as I am just going to try and do my first one as well.

  9. #9
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,569
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarpumpkin
    I wonder if I could use interfacing and fleece? LOL
    Or steam-a-seam and fleece?
    Those I have at home haha
    Don't laugh! I've used fusible fleece along with decor bond interfacing. What I do is put the fleece on the outside fabric and the decor bond on the lining fabric. It gives it a little more body. So I quilt the outside, but not the inside when I do this.

    I have also by mistake used both. It came out alright, but it sure was thick to sew. :)

  10. #10
    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A million dollar view!
    Posts
    8,897
    The one and only one I am still working on and any future ones- fusible fleece. Gives the tote body and stability.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.