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Thread: Bow Tuck - nervous

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    Yesterday I bought some Christmas fabric at Walmart (great sales!!). I'm planning to use it for a bow tuck. I've never made one before, but I'm SO nervous. I keep think I'll start it, then I think no. lol Need some cheerleaders!!!

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    Don't be nervous just follow the steps and ask questions when you run into one!

    Here is the tute I used and there is one someone did on the board too.

    http://justenoughtime.wordpress.com/...6/01/ladybugs/

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    Please send some cheerleaders my way. I have had the pattern and then I found another pattern just like it. Now I have 2 of the bow tucks purse and can't get the nerve up to make one....what a wimp I am.....come on cheerleaders. I even live with a high school cheerleader and would give her the purse, but she doesn't cheer for me.....oh well...someday

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    Just follow each step. I usually cut it all one day and then sew it another day. If you get stumped just post a question or check out the "Search" for help. Once you do the first one you will realize that there is nothing to it!:)

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    My first question...do I have to quilt the fabric? Or can I use it as is?

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    I am a beginner sewer and mine turned out great!! I cut it out one night and then sewed it together the next day!! It took me awhile, but not forever!! Just do it and enjoy it if you mess up then rip it out and try again!! LET"S GO GIRLS YOU CAN DO IT!!! HOORAY!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    My first question...do I have to quilt the fabric? Or can I use it as is?
    I just sewed straight lines on the outside didn't quilt the inside.

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    GIVE ME A "B"! GIVE ME A "O"! GIVE ME A "W"! GIVE ME A "T"! GIVE ME A "U"! GIVE ME A "C"! GIVE ME A "K"! GOOOO! BOW TUCK!

    lol thought i'd have some fun this morning!! It look easy so go have some fun!

    Be sure to post pictures!! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamh
    GIVE ME A "B"! GIVE ME A "O"! GIVE ME A "W"! GIVE ME A "T"! GIVE ME A "U"! GIVE ME A "C"! GIVE ME A "K"! GOOOO! BOW TUCK!

    lol thought i'd have some fun this morning!! It look easy so go have some fun!

    Be sure to post pictures!! ;)
    LOL, thanks Amy. BTW, I checked out your blog. Your family is beautiful!!

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    Thank you!! I never seem to have time to work on the blog!! lol


    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Quote Originally Posted by jamh
    GIVE ME A "B"! GIVE ME A "O"! GIVE ME A "W"! GIVE ME A "T"! GIVE ME A "U"! GIVE ME A "C"! GIVE ME A "K"! GOOOO! BOW TUCK!

    lol thought i'd have some fun this morning!! It look easy so go have some fun!

    Be sure to post pictures!! ;)
    LOL, thanks Amy. BTW, I checked out your blog. Your family is beautiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamh
    Thank you!! I never seem to have time to work on the blog!! lol
    I can totally relate, life gets in the way. :)

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    You can do it! I did my first about a month ago and now I don't want to stop. You can do pretty much whatever you want with the quilting. Just look at the pattern of the material and go with whatever you're feeling.

    And like Holly, I've had to do a fair share of stitch ripping myself. Big woo! what's the worst that can happen, you have to use different fabric? SHOPPING! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    And like Holly, I've had to do a fair share of stitch ripping myself. Big woo! what's the worst that can happen, you have to use different fabric? SHOPPING! :)
    That's one thing I thought about too. One of the reasons I bought fabric for 86 cents/yd. :)

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    I have had the pattern and supplies for almost 2 months and havent dared yet either ...

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    Ok I challenge you to do it! I promise you will do more than one!!

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    It took me forever to start mine. But it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought. Once you make one you wonder why you didn't start earlier.

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    I was really nervous about making my first one too, but when all was said and done, it really was not hard at all. There is a tutorial in the tutorial section that has pics and the explanation is great. I'm working on my 2nd bow tuck now so I can sell it:)

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    I had mine for months before I figured it out. I was stuck on one of the first few steps, don't even remember what one. Then one day when I was looking at it, it dawned on me what to do. I did have to go to my LQS at the end and they helped guide me through the last step or two but it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. I just bought the mini bow tucks pattern and material for it. However, I MUST finish some UFOs before I start on it!

    You CAN do it! And remember, the seam ripper is your friend.

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    I cheated the other day and bought a Vera Bradley it was on sale online and I couldnt have made it for the price I got it for, I am still going to master the Bow Tuck ...

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    There are billions of pictures on the board for this
    bag. I think everybody and there brother have made one!!!

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    I'm with you on that - I have the pattern sitting in front of me - I am contemplating one today - I am nervous too - but with the tutorial on here I think I can do it. I know you can too.

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    I had to send to the US for a pattern and it's on its way. Go girl. Hope you enjoy the making. It's such a pretty pattern.
    Good luck from across the pond.
    Annie

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    Rah Rah Ree! Let's go! You can do it! I've been wanting to do one too but feel much like you so you go first and tell me how it was ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    My first question...do I have to quilt the fabric? Or can I use it as is?
    I quilted the pices after they were cut, with FMQ.

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    I've made 4 and haven't quilted any of them. It is a great purse that everyone loves. I have 2, I made one for my
    Dad's 84 yr old girlfriend and my 25 yr old daughter in law. Everyone loves it. Go For it it really is easy and feel free to contact me if you need help. Paula

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