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Thread: Basting Spray for Bow Tucks

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    Super Member rexie's Avatar
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    My mom gave me yards and yards of white felt. I was wondering if I could use the basting spray and adhere it to the fabric, then quilt for a bow tucks? Anyone ever tried this? Also what do most of you use for the bottom insert of the bags? Cardboard?

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    I used felt on mine and didn't baste it at all. Once they were cut, I did pinned the sides and did some quilting and that held everything together quite nicely. I used plastic canvas for the bottom, but read that some folks had used the plastic from political yard signs. I'm going to a local recycling center to see what I can find along that line. Cardboard works but it buckles after a bit and it can't be washed.

    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    My mom gave me yards and yards of white felt. I was wondering if I could use the basting spray and adhere it to the fabric, then quilt for a bow tucks? Anyone ever tried this? Also what do most of you use for the bottom insert of the bags? Cardboard?

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    I never thought about the signs...and this is an election year.

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    I don't know if I would want to use basting spray, where you probably won't be washing the bag after it is made. My concern would be the chemicals on the fabric longterm. I am a strong supporter of basting spray; but do wash each quilt afterwards.

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    I bought some cheap vinyl floor tiles in a sale. Washable, and easy to cut to size.

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    I used 2 layers of leftover picture mat board, and covered with fabric so it could be removed.

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    I've used the plastic cutting mats that you buy in the kitchen section. You can sew something like a pillow case leaving one end open this way it can be removed and washed. This seems to work well for me.

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