I'm using a Simplicity pattern to make a simple tote bag. The pattern calls for double-faced pre-quilted fabric. The fabric I want to use is a plain cotton, not pre-quilted. I am going to quilt the fabric myself before cutting out the pattern.
I would like to use a duck canvas for the backing in order to give the tote more stability. So it would be top layer cotton, batting, and bottom layer duck canvas. I'll quilt using a plain diagonal grid.
Does anyone see any reason I should not use the duck canvas for the backing? Will that be too heavy? Too thick?
Any advice would be appreciated!
This is the tote bag I'll be making: