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Thread: Bow Tuck Bag question

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    So, I went to a quilt show yesterday and found the pattern. I'd been looking at all the beautiful ones that those of you here have made. I just have to have one.

    I didn't buy the hard wooden bottoms they were selling for the bags. Is it necessary to use one of those?

    I'm just curious - I haven't even checked out the pattern yet to see what I need or how complicated it is. I tend to just jump right in.... :roll:

    Thanks for any suggestions or help you guys have on this!

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    I use a double layer of plastic canvas covered with the lining fabric for the bottom of mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    I use a double layer of plastic canvas covered with the lining fabric for the bottom of mine
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    I use a double layer of plastic canvas covered with the lining fabric for the bottom of mine
    Plastic canvas that is used for needlework with yarn?

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    yes, I get it at Wal-mart in the craft section. It's inexpensive and durable.
    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    I use a double layer of plastic canvas covered with the lining fabric for the bottom of mine
    Plastic canvas that is used for needlework with yarn?

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    Yep, plastic canvas used with needlework yarn. It is cheap and easy to use. I only use a single layer.

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    Ahhhhhh - see! I KNEW you guys would have the answer! Thank you sew much! :) :) :)

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    I have used foam core board cut to size and covered with matching fabric.

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    I just used a piece of card board and covered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    I use a double layer of plastic canvas covered with the lining fabric for the bottom of mine
    That's exactly what I plan to do! I'm assuming it is holding up well?

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    My tote is almost a year old and it's fine. I just take it out when I wash the bag and replace it when it's dry
    Quote Originally Posted by MNQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    I use a double layer of plastic canvas covered with the lining fabric for the bottom of mine
    That's exactly what I plan to do! I'm assuming it is holding up well?

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    I've heard that you can use a warped cutting mat cut it into pieces to use for the bottoms of bags. Haven't tried it ye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    I've heard that you can use a warped cutting mat cut it into pieces to use for the bottoms of bags. Haven't tried it ye.
    That's a great idea too.

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    That is what I use too. The two layers of plastic canvas. A neighbor moved and gave me tons of it. It makes them truely washable when you are finished. I have thought about using some new vynal floor tiles I have left over from an old home project too. I thought if you pealed off the paper and stuck them together it would be a nice width and washable too. I would cut them to size with a shop razor blade holder and straight edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    I've heard that you can use a warped cutting mat cut it into pieces to use for the bottoms of bags. Haven't tried it ye.
    Neat idea! Gosh knows I've got enough of them around.
    I'll have to try that. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    I've heard that you can use a warped cutting mat cut it into pieces to use for the bottoms of bags. Haven't tried it ye.
    Neat idea! Gosh knows I've got enough of them around.
    I'll have to try that. 8-)
    You might need tin snips or something heavy duty like that to cut through them.

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    Yeah, maybe my chicken bone cutting shears. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarthaVA
    So, I went to a quilt show yesterday and found the pattern. I'd been looking at all the beautiful ones that those of you here have made. I just have to have one.

    I didn't buy the hard wooden bottoms they were selling for the bags. Is it necessary to use one of those?

    I'm just curious - I haven't even checked out the pattern yet to see what I need or how complicated it is. I tend to just jump right in.... :roll:

    Thanks for any suggestions or help you guys have on this!
    I use the mat board( the kind you would use to cut your own mats for around pictures) you can get from a craft store. Cut to size for each purse and I make a sleeve for it from the liner fabric.

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    You all have such great ideas! :)
    Thanks again!
    One of the things I was thinking about was washing the bag - I hadn't thought about the fact I could just cover the support for the bottom and take it out. Gosh, I'm slow sometimes!

    Thanks again!

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    I bought some of the Artbin plastic containers to store my quilt projects in and the dividers they have in them are perfect for the bottoms. Watch out when yours is done everyone you know will want one.I've made 11 so far,working on one for my sister-in law now.
    AnneR

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    Hi,

    My dh cuts me pieces of thin press board that he buys at somewhere like Lowes, Home Depot, lumber place, etc.. I have a bottom for all my purses and totes, he cuts it the size I need, rounds the corners and I make it a pillowcase from matching fabric...presto, purse bottom!

    Bev

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevsie
    Hi,

    My dh cuts me pieces of thin press board that he buys at somewhere like Lowes, Home Depot, lumber place, etc.. I have a bottom for all my purses and totes, he cuts it the size I need, rounds the corners and I make it a pillowcase from matching fabric...presto, purse bottom!

    Bev
    Your DH is truly a "D" !

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    Could some one tell me if you use quilting fabric or thicker??? For the Bow Tuck mini..

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    Quote Originally Posted by joann11
    Could some one tell me if you use quilting fabric or thicker??? For the Bow Tuck mini..
    I think most of us use quilting fabric. That's what I use. I might try using upholstry sometime but just not in the mood to try right now. HTH

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    Thank you

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