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Thread: bow tucks tote

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    When you made your totes did you quilt it any or just sewed it together and which did you prefer best?

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    I did not quilt mine. I used a fusible stabilizer (DecorBond). But, I wish I would have quilted it, also.

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    Speaking of the fusible stablizer. I bought what the pattern called for the 987 fusible fleece. Did any of you use this one or did you prefer something else?

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    I have used the 987 pellon fusible fleece.It is a great product,but quite costly. But in the long run it is worth it.It gives the purse that extra support.I like it.

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    I quilted mine and love how it turned out!

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    I quilted mine too.They are so cute!!!!

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    I know I will probably go back through all the bow tucks threads and look at all of them. But did you quilt them diagonally or how did fmq?

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    I took a ruler and drew my lines diagonallyon the opposite side of the fabric and then sewed along the lines.

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    I have only made three mini bow tuck totes and quilted all three; I also quilted the linings and pockets. Used a diagonal pattern on all but one, I quilted around the flower on the pocket. I am planning on makinf the regular tote tomorrow. The quilting takes longer to do than any other step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    Speaking of the fusible stablizer. I bought what the pattern called for the 987 fusible fleece. Did any of you use this one or did you prefer something else?
    It is the only fusible fleece I use, I use it on all my projects, quilting and non-quilting. I got a bad roll a couple years ago and the company sent me a double roll for a replacement so they really stand behind their product.

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    I have used fuseable fleece on all four of mine & also quilted them. I think it give's the bag more shape, than without!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    I didn't use the fusible fleecs--just put in some scraps of batting that I had left over from quilts. I quilted on the diagonal. Turned out great!

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    We quilted ours very simply (forgot to do it before the pocket was sewn on) and they are great. Also used the Pelon fleece and like it a lot.

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    I used the 987 and used pre-quilted for my first one. The current one I am attempting FMQ.

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    I used the 987 on most of the ones I made but I did also try a regular cotton batting on one and spray basted it to the fabric. I quilted all of them, some on the diagonal about 2 inches apart and some I did horizontal lines across.

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    I fmq mine. I also used the 987 pelon ff. I only made two so far. I am planning on making a few more for christmas gifts.

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    I use the Pellon fusible fleece and quilt the outside pieces. Since I'm not so great at FMQ I always quilt a straight line design. Love the Bow Tucks bags!!!

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    I have quilted the four that I have made on the diagonal, both outside and the lining. I also used the fusible fleece. For the quilting I used that blue painter's tape in the 1 1/2" width as a guide. I would sew next to the tape and then lift it and move over for the next line. Made it so much easier and does not overly stick to the fabric.

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    If you don't have fusible fleece you can use adhevsive on regular batting and I would think it would work just fine!

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    I also used the blue panters tape to guide my stitches, on the diagonal. Used batting and 505 spay adhesive, I felt that was much more economical than the fusible.

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    Never heard of this bag could someone post a picture of this please.

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