Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fabric Wrapped Clothesline Basket

This is a fabric wrapped clothesline basket that I made in September 2015. I never blogged about it because I didn't have the time or inclination. But I have trouble finding photos of this project so I'll post them here for easy storage. :) The basket bottom was about 12" round when I began the sides. The sides continued until I had used the entire length of clothesline. I think it was a 100 ft package. The sides of the basket rise about 6". This method is in the book called "It's A Wrap" by Susan Breier.

Beginning with a pile os 3/4" strips of Kaffe Fasset fabric strips and a package of cotton clothesline...

You can make a fabric wrapped basket.

The bottom of the basket is just one red fabric that I had yardage of.

The sides of the basket have all the pretty colors.
The little zippered case shown in the bowl is about 4" x 4".

The basket now holds all the fat quarters of Kaffe Fasset fabric that I have.

Linking to Finish It Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Doing the stitching by machine is the part that intimidates me on this project. You have made it look easy, but I wonder if my machine could handle it?

  2. I've watched a few tutorials recently using this method and it's on my '2 do' list, which is growing weekly:p - love your colours and size :)

  3. Gorgeous! I have plans to make one of these soon. Have the clothesline, but too many WIPs to begin...

  4. How many bobbins full of thread did you need?

    1. I plan to make another clothesline basket soon and I will try to keep track of the #bobbins used. But I think it's just one or two at the most.