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Thread: Quilting your Bow Tucks

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    I am new to making Bow Tucks and I was wondering if you always quilted your bags? I did on my first one and I loved how it turned out. But it does add a lot of time to making the bag. I was wondering how they held up with no quilting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura3
    I am new to making Bow Tucks and I was wondering if you always quilted your bags? I did on my first one and I loved how it turned out. But it does add a lot of time to making the bag. I was wondering how they held up with no quilting....

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    I agree that it takes a lot longer, but you don't have to do anything too fancy. I ended up just doing the pocket. I don't like the bulk of the batting so I just used fusible interfacing. It doesn't puff out the quilting, so I may use flannel next time. You could just channel quilt parts of it. Just remember you are the artist and whatever you do is right. Remember, no quilt police here.

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    I always quilt mine some but not a lot. I just do a few straight line grids.

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    some i do some i donot also have used different types of batting most of mine are made with leftovers so really keeps cost done

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    I like the quilted effect. But if you don't want it just skip it.

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    I've made many bags with no quilting and they have held up well.

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    Thanks...I will probably try both.....

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    I just finished my first one today. I didn't quilt it...I'm too chicken! I just wanted it done!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I always quilt mine some but not a lot. I just do a few straight line grids.
    Me too.

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    When I do mine, I do straight lines on the lining at 2" apart. For the outside I do cross hatching at 2" apart. Doesn't take me long. I just use chalk and draw all the lines at on time. Takes me about 20 min. to stitch it all. I don't do the outside pocket. I don't like the way it looks.

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    I don't mind doing the quilting...I think it adds a little 'something' to the finished product. I did a free-motion meandering pattern on the top part. I did nothing on the pocket except stitch in the ditch between the band and the pocket, and I did diagonal stitches on the striped base. My upper purse was a tan with pink, peach and orange flower and I used a peachie color thread to do the free-motion. When it was finished, I 'hot-fixed' a little crystal in the center of each flower. On the pocket, there were 2 large flowers side-by side...that was one reason I did not fm there. And I put several crystals in the middle of them. I like the way it turned out and I have had lots of compliments. One of these days I will dig out my camera and take a picture to post.

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    Yes Pam, post a picture....the crystals sound so pretty...

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