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Thread: question about making a quilted bag

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    Junior Member kimg's Avatar
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    I have admired the gorgeous purses and bags many of you have posted. I have made quilts for several years, but I am not sure I could do a purse. I would like to try one, though. Could you all advise me of an easy on to start on? I am not sure I can do it. It would help if I started with something pretty simple. Thanks in advance.

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    I feel the same way... looking forward to the responses you get.

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    Lots of freebies online , you could read through them and see how the directions look. I highly recomend lazy girl designs, not free but very very simple. I have heard amy butlers are difficult. I would look for free patterns and try it with some inexpensive fabrics . If you don't like it you can always cut it up and put it back into a scrappy quilt! Look thorugh the links listed here as well I know some great free links have been posted for purses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Lots of freebies online , you could read through them and see how the directions look. I highly recomend lazy girl designs, not free but very very simple. I have heard amy butlers are difficult. I would look for free patterns and try it with some inexpensive fabrics . If you don't like it you can always cut it up and put it back into a scrappy quilt! Look thorugh the links listed here as well I know some great free links have been posted for purses.
    Yes, do a search for free purse patterns. You'll find quite a few. Some are made with fat quarters so they wouldn't be very expensive to try.

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    I've made many totes and find them fun and easy to make. If you aren't sure on how to go about it, take a class at your LQS. I find them very enjoyable and I learn something new all the time. Kathryn

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    Lots of good ones here:

    http://diybaglover.blogspot.com/

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    Thanks for the great responses! My LQS is pretty far away. Actually the closest is about an hour and a half drive. I would like to take some classes sometime, however.

    I thought there might be a type of purse that is not so hard to start with. I have seen lots of posts on BOW TUCKS. Are they hard to do? I will do some research online and see what I come up with.

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    Wow! Great site...THANKS!

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    I have made two bow tuck bags using a pattern called Shelle's Bags. The instructions are clear and well written. I use fleece in my bags and no interfacing. I also quilt them. I put fleece on the lining and quilt it. Once you have made one you will come up with your own likes and dislikes. Good luck and have fun.

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    My favorite bag is an old Simplicity Pattern and I still use it to make gift totes. I'll post a pic' of some in "Pictures". Some times instruction can be ??? Taking a class will get you started!

    I got a picture posted titled totes... hope you find it!

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