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Old 04-28-2012, 12:48 PM
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Ladies,
I've made a large tote. I was wondering what you use for the inside base to make it sturdy. In the past I've used cardboard but now I'm second guessing my choice.

Any thoughts please....

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:25 PM
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here is a link to a recent thread on the subject http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ml#post5138409
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:31 PM
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Thanks much! I did wonder about the plastic but I was afraid it would crack.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:43 PM
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I have used cardboard and foam board and neither one held up very well. I had an old cutting mat that I saved and cut it up for bottoms. It's had about 3 months of abuse but seems to be holding up well.
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I like Decor Bond .. it very very firm and available at Jo Anns. Yes you can sew through it.
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I'll have to look into Decor bond. I haven't heard of it before.

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I asked for and was given a lot of discontinued laminate floor samples at Lowe's. They are the right size for most of my tote and purse bottoms. Lightweight too.
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Here is the link to the product info
http://www.pellonideas.com/products/...ecor-bond.aspx
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I make mine out of el cheapo placemats. The ones made of the stuff kinda like cutting boards. I also make them so you can remove it to wash the sleeve you put it in.
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Lois thanks for the link. Do you fold layers, then cover it for the base?

Besides the base of totes what else do you use it for?

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