Monday, June 17, 2013

Scrap Basket

There was a great tutorial last week over at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop on making a fabric basket. (Oh and while you are there, you should check out some of the great fabric on sale in The Sew Sisters Quilt store.!!)  p.s. They are Canadian too!! :)

Anyway, the tutorial was the Kona Club Challenge - Quilted Fabric Basket by Tabatha @ Bending Pins. 
Such cute baskets! And a give away too!! 

But, seeing as how I never win the give aways ....I thought I would use up some of my scraps and try one of these out. 

Rather than doing a real log cabin, like the tutorial, I pretty much just randomly sewed little bits together ...

till I reached 9.5" square. I have a 9.5" square ruler, which makes it really easy.

The only thing I added for this one was some Buckrum (really stiff interfacing) in with the batting, to make it more stable and stand up better. 

I just quilted the sides by stitch in the ditch sort of randomly wandering around...see I can do random!!

Then, I followed the instructions in the tutorial for the basket construction. 

I think it is pretty cute..I am going to use it to throw my scraps into...that I am saving to stuff my batting bears!

And my DH was so impressed, he asked if I could make him one to store his old golf balls! (I don't ask why he is keeping old golf balls...after all I have baskets full of tiny little scraps of fabric....enough said!)

So here is the manly store golf balls! 

I added some handles on this one, and just folded the top edge over, instead of adding binding.

Check out the tutorial, it is easy to follow, and makes such great, fun baskets!!


  1. :) This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing. We're thrilled to see you used the tutorial!! Will make sure Tabatha sees this. :)

  2. Excellent! I'm so happy other are able to create something from my tutorial!! Thanks so much for giving it a try!

    Tabatha at

  3. Haha! I love the last part about how you keep scraps of fabric so why can't he keep golf balls! So true! Beautiful work!

    Amanda Rose


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