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Thread: bow tucks question

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    Junior Member bluekrissyspikes's Avatar
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    i ordered the pattern the other day and it should be here this week. no one locally carries pellon so i'm going to have to buy some online. i'm wondering if this is the right stuff. i want to order it asap so i can get to work on them. thanks for looking

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/PELLON-DECOR-BOND...item518c4fe3d3

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    The pattern calls for Pellon 987F Fusible Fleece (about 2 yds).

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    okay, thanks.

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    I used some very firm interfacing with some warm and natural batting. I've been using this as a tote bag. it turned out very stiff. My 2nd one I used a different lighter interfacing and warm & natural. It turned out great.

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    Junior Member bluekrissyspikes's Avatar
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    interesting. what is everyone else using?

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    I use left over batting and 505 spray. Works great!

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    You can use several kinds of batting/interfacing. Some use the kind you can fuse, some don't. This is personal preference. Do you like it stiff or not? You can order this from JoAnns and use a discount coupon to save money.

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    You can use almost anything. If you use batting but don't have or like spray baste, just pin like you would a quilt and quilt away. I use the 987 most of the time but I have used cotton batting too.

    Patterns are like recipes, you can use what you like and they are just guidelines. :)

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    If your Wal-mart carries fabric they carry a Pellon fusible fleece, I think it's a little thicker then called for in the pattern but it worked great for me, my next Bow tuck I'm going to use warm and natural batting and see how I like it.

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    i use what ever scraps of batting i have on hand to line any totes/purses. sometimes i just add any regular paper backed fusable i have on hand, sometimes i use a basting spray, sometimes i just baste and quilt. if i don't want the thickness of the batting i use a layer of muslin or flannel...you do not have to use just one particular product...it goes along with the recipe that says use 4 idaho potatoes...ya know, Michigan potatoes are going to work just as well; remember one of the great things about quilting is using what is available and making wonderful items out of left=overs.

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    Junior Member bluekrissyspikes's Avatar
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    thanks everyone. i think i will try my first one with warm and soft batting and some 505 spray, because i have those thing on hand.

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    I used the lightest weight canvas I had for interfacing and warm and natural for batting. Finished bag holds its shape nicely but isn't stiff... just the way I like.

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    I useed a double sided prequilted fabric for the main bag and use a fuseable fleece in the lining. It turns out great, but would like it to be a little stiffer, but I use what ever I can get. I have another Bow Tucks started and yet another one cut out also. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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