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    Please explain to me why people are so excited about bow tuck bags.....I just don't see the attraction. Perhaps it's just me and I haven't found the right color combination yet. I'm glad you guys have found something you are so thrilled with sewing, I'll just stick with the quilts I guess.

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    I don't get it either, but I really liked the batik ones the best.

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    Good question???? I'm not a "purse" person. If I can throw my licence and stuff in my pocket, I am a happy camper. I have one purse, for every occasion.

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    You know, I was wondering the same thing and would have asked myself, but was afraid I would offend someone. I had to do a search to see what they were.
    JulieM

    PS they are cute though

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    I guess they're not for you, then! :D

    I like them...I like the coordinating fabrics. I like that you could coordinate one to an outfit.

    Do I have one? Not yet. :lol:

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    I had wondered the same thing, but thought maybe it was someone on this board who had designed the pattern, and many were supporting her. maybe someone else has a better idea. There are thousands of bag and purse patterns out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    Please explain to me why people are so excited about bow tuck bags.....I just don't see the attraction. Perhaps it's just me and I haven't found the right color combination yet. I'm glad you guys have found something you are so thrilled with sewing, I'll just stick with the quilts I guess.
    thank you for posting this. They don't do anything for me either, but I thought it was just me... :)

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    I think some people are excited about the bow tucks because they are something fairly simple to make and we can use our creative side to add to it, if we want. I also think they are a nice thing to make for gifts for they are very usable. Not everyone likes the same thing and I am sure the bow tuck is something you just don't like....could you tell us what you don't like about them?

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    Yeah, I don't get it myself. I'm here for the quilts not the purses or coasters. But to each his own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Good question???? I'm not a "purse" person. If I can throw my licence and stuff in my pocket, I am a happy camper. I have one purse, for every occasion.
    And I never use the one I have.

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    Maybe part of the bow tucks attraction is it only takes 7 - 8 hours to make. (Or so I understand from the board.) Some times it's nice to be able to complete a project in a short amount of time. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment.

    On a personal level, bow tucks are one of those things I see other ladies carrying and think they're cute but know I would never use it. I don't coordinate. I wish I did, but I just don't. For me, it's jeans with a t-shirt or sweatshirt and the hair is a braid or a pony tail. Bow tucks are too fancy for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    On a personal level, bow tucks are one of those things I see other ladies carrying and think they're cute but know I would never use it. I don't coordinate. I wish I did, but I just don't. For me, it's jeans with a t-shirt or sweatshirt and the hair is a braid or a pony tail. Bow tucks are too fancy for me.
    same here.

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    I prefer a purse that zips at the top so snow/rain/unwanted hands don't go into it. It's also too wide to fit in my drawer at work.

    They are all beautiful, but not for me.

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    well, one thing for sure, the pattern designer should be happy, as this board has probably created many sales she would not have otherwise had. :)

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    That's what makes this board so wonderful. We all like or dislike different things. I have the bow tuck pattern but have not made one yet. Showed it to my adult daughters and both just loved it and wants one made. I think it is a personal choice. There are some designs of quilts that I dont care for. But wouldnt it be a very boring world if we all liked the same thing and we all made exactly the same item?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary M
    I think some people are excited about the bow tucks because they are something fairly simple to make and we can use our creative side to add to it, if we want. I also think they are a nice thing to make for gifts for they are very usable. Not everyone likes the same thing and I am sure the bow tuck is something you just don't like....could you tell us what you don't like about them?
    What don't I like about them? At the risk of being lynched, they're just too crafty for my taste. I appreciate the work that goes into them, but they're just not my taste. Please understand I'm not hating on anyone or anything, it's just not my style. However, I may try to make one someday just because...

    I really AM a purse person, and have entirely too many that I don't use but can't seem to bring myself to get rid of. However, I don't see myself adding a bow tuck to my collection anytime soon.

    As for the mug rugs, I've taught my 9 yr old sewing student how to make them by herself, and I'm thinking this will be her Christmas gift to everyone this year. It's a great little "what do I give so-and-so" thing, especially when paired with a mug and a hot chocolate packet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter
    That's what makes this board so wonderful. We all like or dislike different things. I have the bow tuck pattern but have not made one yet. Showed it to my adult daughters and both just loved it and wants one made. I think it is a personal choice. There are some designs of quilts that I dont care for. But wouldnt it be a very boring world if we all liked the same thing and we all made exactly the same item?
    agreed

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    I don't think you are being offensive at all. I love making pillows b/c they are fun and sometimes easy. I like the different fads that people get into just b/c it's fun. I might make a purse for myself but w/o bows. My sister would probably not like a handmade purse at all. My Mom would love one but it would have to be small.
    Sometimes I think you need a small project just so get something done quickly and feel the satisfaction too.
    I'm a quilt and pillow freak so I get both the instant gratification and the slow but longer term one :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter
    That's what makes this board so wonderful. We all like or dislike different things. I have the bow tuck pattern but have not made one yet. Showed it to my adult daughters and both just loved it and wants one made. I think it is a personal choice. There are some designs of quilts that I dont care for. But wouldnt it be a very boring world if we all liked the same thing and we all made exactly the same item?
    You said it sister.

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    Purse and bag styles are a very personal taste, what I like someone else may not :D There are always fads, be it bags, quilts, or clothing :D:D:D

    Many quilters are also into other types of sewing too. I love seeing all of them!
    This is what I love about the board, so much diversity... :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter
    That's what makes this board so wonderful. We all like or dislike different things. I have the bow tuck pattern but have not made one yet. Showed it to my adult daughters and both just loved it and wants one made. I think it is a personal choice. There are some designs of quilts that I dont care for. But wouldnt it be a very boring world if we all liked the same thing and we all made exactly the same item?
    You said it sister. I am glad that we all have different tastes, likes and dislikes. It would be an awfully boring world if we all liked the same thing!!!!

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    Me either!! Maybe they should be a separate topic. I never look at them. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    Please explain to me why people are so excited about bow tuck bags.....I just don't see the attraction. Perhaps it's just me and I haven't found the right color combination yet. I'm glad you guys have found something you are so thrilled with sewing, I'll just stick with the quilts I guess.
    I agree. I make bags and sell them, based on an old purse I love from the 70's. It tucks up under my arm and is the perfect size for me. I've also been making messenger bags, but I am still fooling with the pattern.

    I also make my bags out of vintage barkcloth, which is much sturdier than quilting cotton. I think I would destroy a bow tuck bag in about 2 weeks, just wear out the fabric.

    Some of them are really pretty, but they are just not my particular thing.
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    nice bags, hazeljane.

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    I get a kick out the comments that this is a short and fast project. It wouldn't be for me and I am afraid I would be bald before I finished it, and I have a lot of hair.

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