Seasonal Fabric Fun………

Looking for something to do with those winter/Christmas themed fabrics?? (Just adding another idea to the already overwhelming numbers ‘out there’!) How about a little fabric basket? So simple……..starts out flat……001 002 006

Or, something a little less “this season”………003 004014

The top/smaller version is approx. 4” sq. with 2” tall sides. The handle is approx. 9”. There’s 1 layer of batting for a little firmness. The larger version is 9” sq. with 2-1/2” tall sides. The center/bottom has 1 layer of 80/20 batting and 1 layer of InsulBrite (just in case something a bit warm was placed on/in it). The top fabric is layered with the lining (plus batting[s]) right sides together and stitched—-leaving 2 openings to insert the handle ends later. I left 1 of the openings a bit larger for easier turning. Press. Insert finished handle ends and top-stitch near the edge, closing the openings and securing the handle. There’s no handwork if stitched close enough!  Both handles have 1 layer of the 80/20 in them. The desired finished size can be anything you would want, although going too large might make it a bit floppy w/o the addition of something firmer in the bottom portion. The larger basket will be used for dinner rolls……..perfect. The ribbons (4 pieces cut the size of the flattened item PLUS 14” (total—7” each end extra) for tying at the corners. They are merely top-stitched in place. The smaller handle is 1” wide (finished) and the larger is 1-1/2” (finished). Easy and fun gift. The larger one would work nicely for a Christmas card basket if done in appropriate fabrics.

Tomorrow…..another gift idea I’ve been working on. Til then……..happy sewing…………….

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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5 Responses to Seasonal Fabric Fun………

  1. mtetar says:

    I like these a friend of my from another Social Network shared the idea with me last year. They are great for gifts. Be Blessed, Mtetar

  2. Jackie says:

    I’d say those are some adorable little quilted baskets 🙂

  3. Thread crazy says:

    Hadn’t seen these cute baskets yet – what a neat idea. Perfect for that last minute gift! Stay warm my friend. Hugs!

  4. Sartenada says:

    I love these; they are so adorable.

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