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Thread: Bow Tucks Tote Question

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    Do you use batting in your Bow Tucks Tote when you make them?

    I am looking to make mine this weekend but have no batting at home, so wondering if I need to make a stop at Joann.

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    Absolutely! Your bag will be too "floppy" if you don't. I have been using a heavier fabric too, which also helps keep it's shape. I was afraid to make this bag because I am not a very good sewer, but surprisingly enough, it was pretty easy and I love how mine turned out. (I have made 3)

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    I haven't made one yet but I did purchase the pattern. They call for fusible fleece. I suppose you could use batting because they have to be quilted anyway; I think everyone on the board used fusible fleece.

    Hope this helps.

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    Yes you need batting. It gives it body.

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    I wonder if I could use interfacing and fleece? LOL
    Or steam-a-seam and fleece?
    Those I have at home haha

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    I'm gonna try what I have around here. I have some thin fleece and batting. I also going to use spray basting. I have used the pellon fusible fleece. It worked good but I'm along way to a source. Be sure and post pic

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    I do. I teach this class and we use fusible fleece b y pellon. Works great or just a regular thin cotton batting works great too, because you are going to quilt both the outside and inside lining....lot's of quilting but worth it. Make sure you baste everything too....makes a huge difference in the finished product.
    Mardi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarpumpkin
    I wonder if I could use interfacing and fleece? LOL
    Or steam-a-seam and fleece?
    Those I have at home haha
    I think you could..I am acutally using batting scraps and 505 for mine as I am just going to try and do my first one as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarpumpkin
    I wonder if I could use interfacing and fleece? LOL
    Or steam-a-seam and fleece?
    Those I have at home haha
    Don't laugh! I've used fusible fleece along with decor bond interfacing. What I do is put the fleece on the outside fabric and the decor bond on the lining fabric. It gives it a little more body. So I quilt the outside, but not the inside when I do this.

    I have also by mistake used both. It came out alright, but it sure was thick to sew. :)

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    The one and only one I am still working on and any future ones- fusible fleece. Gives the tote body and stability.

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    Thanks everyone for your help! Heres to hoping it works! (if I get to it this weekend haha)

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    I am making the bowtie bags for my youngest GDs. So much fun!!!! If you quilt the body of the bag fabric and use an enclosed side seam the bag will stand on it's own. I learned this technique at a class at the local LQS.

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    I just love the bow tucks totes

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