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Thread: Sorry for the silly question

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    What type of fabric do you use for Bow-Tucks and other purses??
    Do you use decor fabric or regular quilting fabric? I am going to make (or at lease attempt to) make a few bags this weekend. Just wondering how well regular fabric will hold up to daily wear and tear.

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    If you use decorator fabric, put an interfacing on it (preferably a fusible one). Decorator fabrics sometimes have a more open weave than 100% cotton and need the interfacing for extra stability.

    I've made purses and tote bags with both, so use which ever fabric you like.

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    I use whatever my machine will sew.

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    Some Decorator fabrics could be too heavy and then add a lining....and your machine may not be able to handle it. I personally would recommend a middle range quilting fabric....with a reasonable tight weave....what I would like to find is 'feet' to put on the bottom of my totes....

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    http://www.rnllee.com/description/hatshapedboxes.htm

    Try this site for handbag supplies.
    I'm waiting on my pattern for the Bow Tuck purse and I was askng myself the same question about fabric.

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    i use anything i have and like

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    I've used all kinds of fabrics, cotton, decorator, silk, brocade, canvas, duck cloth, you name it and I've probably used it in a bag. I always add interfacing to keep the bag sturdy, I dont like droopy bags.

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    So far just 100% cotton fabric. The same I would make a quilt with.

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    Not silly question!! I wondered!

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    100% cotton. I've not had a bag wear out yet ... and I use and abuse them...

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