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Thread: Bow Tucks with a twist

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angellight
    Another option is the magnetic snaps that you can find in multiple packs at Joann's in the purse handle and canvas items isle.
    I have not made one with them, however I have a friend who has made MANY for sale and other people. She used the magnets all the time.

    If you are going to use a zipper, Nancy Zieman has a segment where she puts zippers in her bags using tape that looks like Grosgrain ribbon. You could possily match the tape to the lining material and sew it on after you turn your bag. I just made my first 2 bow-tuck, and while I'm not interested in carrying them, I think if you measured about an inch or so down and sewed your zipper in, it could work without interfering with your pockets

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    Well, I am taking a break from quilting to comment. I just searched my zippers and of course I don't have the right color in the right size. But I AM NOT GOING SHOPPING!!! So I will come up with the next best one. I have already decided how I am going to attach the zipper to the bag and I will keep you posted. This has to be a one-day job because I have some other things I must to get to for other people. Back to quilting...
    So here's the way it is. I have finished the bow tucks bag, and am ready to put a zipper in it. But there is a problem we didn't think about. If you put a zipper in, it has to be about 9" in order to not interfere with the pleats in the bow tucks area. And I don't think 9" is enough room to access the bag easily. It will negate the object of having the large opening. If you have any better ideas I'm listening. I think I will try the velco strip thing, although I am not really too crazy about that either.
    If you use the velcro please show us.

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    Well as I mentioned on another thread that I finally finished my first one except for the bottom. Thank you all for your patients with my questions and trying to make it more complicated by asking to try and use a zipper. I will get mine posted tomorrow. Now when I make them it will be a breeze. I want to make 4 more for gifts for sister and friend, and mother and mil. When my girls see these that will be 3more a total of 7. I can just hear them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angieh1964
    i was wondering if you could make the top a snap top with the metal tape measure like someone did for some other totes
    Do you mean that snap tape like you use on childrens clothes? I suppose you could, but I couldn't be bothered with snapping a bunch of snaps. This 4" of velcro seems to work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angellight
    Another option is the magnetic snaps that you can find in multiple packs at Joann's in the purse handle and canvas items isle.
    I have not made one with them, however I have a friend who has made MANY for sale and other people. She used the magnets all the time.

    If you are going to use a zipper, Nancy Zieman has a segment where she puts zippers in her bags using tape that looks like Grosgrain ribbon. You could possily match the tape to the lining material and sew it on after you turn your bag. I just made my first 2 bow-tuck, and while I'm not interested in carrying them, I think if you measured about an inch or so down and sewed your zipper in, it could work without interfering with your pockets

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    Well, I am taking a break from quilting to comment. I just searched my zippers and of course I don't have the right color in the right size. But I AM NOT GOING SHOPPING!!! So I will come up with the next best one. I have already decided how I am going to attach the zipper to the bag and I will keep you posted. This has to be a one-day job because I have some other things I must to get to for other people. Back to quilting...
    So here's the way it is. I have finished the bow tucks bag, and am ready to put a zipper in it. But there is a problem we didn't think about. If you put a zipper in, it has to be about 9" in order to not interfere with the pleats in the bow tucks area. And I don't think 9" is enough room to access the bag easily. It will negate the object of having the large opening. If you have any better ideas I'm listening. I think I will try the velco strip thing, although I am not really too crazy about that either.
    If you use the velcro please show us.
    The velcro is just stitched through all layers on the inside of the purse, nothing special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    When you made your bow tucks did you use the same stitching throughout the quilting and stitching it together? I am about to sew around the top now and noticed that the quilting stitches is bigger and the hanles and front pocket are a smaller stitch. So I thought that maybe I should use the bigger stitch for the top stitch and for the ties or would you stick with the smaller stitch for the ties? Since most of my friends don't sew they wouldn't pay much attention. Any how this first one is for myself. Usually when I make things I don't get the first one or none at all.
    I used the 2.5 length stitching everywhere. I just adjusted the distance from the edge of the fabric by adjusting the needle width. Hope that answers your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by angieh1964
    i was wondering if you could make the top a snap top with the metal tape measure like someone did for some other totes
    Do you mean that snap tape like you use on childrens clothes? I suppose you could, but I couldn't be bothered with snapping a bunch of snaps. This 4" of velcro seems to work fine.
    no those kind of snaps would make me crazy this is what i am goin to try i made a tote with a button like that and it never got used
    http://tatteredgarden.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by angieh1964
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by angieh1964
    i was wondering if you could make the top a snap top with the metal tape measure like someone did for some other totes
    Do you mean that snap tape like you use on childrens clothes? I suppose you could, but I couldn't be bothered with snapping a bunch of snaps. This 4" of velcro seems to work fine.
    no those kind of snaps would make me crazy this is what i am goin to try i made a tote with a button like that and it never got used
    http://tatteredgarden.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html
    Oh!!! I watched the tute. Cute idea. It reminds me that I have a purse closure thing I got a hundred years ago, similar to that, that I never used. I will have to get it out and see what I can do with it.

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