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    Default Tote bag help please

    Has anyone made a tote bag with the lining quilted with the top and batting instead of adding it separately? When I follow Jenny's tutorial I don't like the way my lining looks. I know how to do French seams for the sides but how do you add the handles and finish the top edge? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Tote bag help please

    I think you would have to leave about 1/2'' un-quilted so you could fold it in and tuck the straps and then sew along the top.



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    Default Re: Tote bag help please

    I would either fold in the top edge like suggested above, or make and attach bias tape to the top edge like binding.
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    Default Re: Tote bag help please

    I have a great pattern from Fons & Porter for a bag made with pre-quilted fabric and the straps are sewn onto the outside underneath a pocket. It had the french seams and all. It sounds like what you're looking for. If you'd like for me to email you a copy of the instructions, send me a message with your email address.

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    Default Re: Tote bag help please

    On this one you sew the lining to the top and flip it over. Then use french seams on the bag itself. The handles are sewn to the outside. Angie Quilts: Angie's Big Quilted Panel Bag
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