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    Stabilizer for fabric baskets?

    I'm wanting to make just the bucket style on the tall side for some gifts and myself. I have some Bosal I bought for making some bags (which I never did) and it's not fusible. I have tried to use a really stiff Pellon and it's so hard to turn. I'm so confused what product to buy and I want to make a lot of them. Any suggestions?
    Last edited by Hulamoon; April 5th, 2020, 07:16 AM.
    Lorie

    #2
    Are you going to quilt the fabric? You won't need fusible and can certainly use the product you already have for the bag. You can add the lining fabric and quilt it too. The other option is to just quilt the front fabric and the bosal together and then make a lining for the bag.

    I've used soft and stable for bags. Quilted the 3 layers and then added a double folded binding around the top edge to finish. I don't like the process of turning of the whole bag through a small opening. I also trim out the batting, bosal, or soft and stable from the seam allowance. Stay stitch around the edges and trim along the seam line.

    See how this bag is finished at the top?

    https://sew4home.com/drawstring-bonn...lentines-more/

    Another one to show you the finish.

    https://sew4home.com/canvas-bucket-b...ce-snap-strap/

    Good luck!

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      #3
      Originally posted by Rhonda K View Post
      Are you going to quilt the fabric? You won't need fusible and can certainly use the product you already have for the bag. You can add the lining fabric and quilt it too. The other option is to just quilt the front fabric and the bosal together and then make a lining for the bag.

      I've used soft and stable for bags. Quilted the 3 layers and then added a double folded binding around the top edge to finish. I don't like the process of turning of the whole bag through a small opening. I also trim out the batting, bosal, or soft and stable from the seam allowance. Stay stitch around the edges and trim along the seam line.

      See how this bag is finished at the top?

      https://sew4home.com/drawstring-bonn...lentines-more/

      Another one to show you the finish.

      https://sew4home.com/canvas-bucket-b...ce-snap-strap/

      Good luck!
      Thanks, that was really helpful. I see both use a different type of stabilizer or interfacing. The first one uses foam and the second uses fleece. I guess it will depend on what I like to work with. Since I have the foam, I'll use that first. Duh

      I am going to quilt some. I have this cute French chicken panel I got in the Christmas swap. Remember Grand Dutchess of Luxemberg? I wonder where she's gone. Here is a peek, there are eight of them. I figure a basket would be more appropriate than a purse. lol

      IMG_0049 (2).JPG
      Lorie

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        #4
        That is adorable fabric and going to make a cute project. I also quilt the bag bottom with the soft and stable. I’ll post a picture or two tomorrow so you can see it.

        Are you doing a round bottom or a rectangle one?

        There are oval shapes of the basal for bags too. But you can easily cut the shape yourself.

        Do you already have a pattern or design in mind ?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Rhonda K View Post
          That is adorable fabric and going to make a cute project. I also quilt the bag bottom with the soft and stable. I’ll post a picture or two tomorrow so you can see it.

          Are you doing a round bottom or a rectangle one?

          There are oval shapes of the basal for bags too. But you can easily cut the shape yourself.

          Do you already have a pattern or design in mind ?
          Because of the panel I'm going with a square bottom so the chicken doesn't wrap around. I couldn't find a really good pic, but the handles will be on the sides in case they just want to put a plant inside.

          square-bottomed canvas bucket.jpg

          basket.jpg

          I'm making eight so I think simple will be good 🙃
          Last edited by Hulamoon; April 6th, 2020, 01:35 PM.
          Lorie

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            #6
            Yes, simple is best.

            If you are going to box the corners you will lose some of the chicken design.

            This one sews a bottom into the bag so you don't have box the corners. Just adjust pattern to fit the chicken design.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IBAEljW-wE

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              #7
              Originally posted by Rhonda K View Post
              Yes, simple is best.

              If you are going to box the corners you will lose some of the chicken design.

              This one sews a bottom into the bag so you don't have box the corners. Just adjust pattern to fit the chicken design.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IBAEljW-wE
              I was going to sew the chicken onto another piece of fabric, maybe quilt it first to make it pop out.

              Thanks for thinking of that though 😊
              Lorie

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              • Rhonda K
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                Great idea!
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