Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Super Easy Fabric Basket tutorial

Super Easy Fabric Baskets

These are about 6" tall and 6" wide.
The LEFT basket was made from (56) 2" squares.
Bottom piece 6 1/2 x 11.
Backing and batting 20 x 13.

The RIGHT basket was made from (30) 2 1/2" squares.
Bottom piece 6 1/2 x 10 1/2".
Backing and batting 20 x 13.

Using 2 1/2" squares:
Sew two sets of 3 x 5 using 2 1/2" squares- EACH should measure 6 1/2 x 10 1/2.
Cut the bottom piece 6 1/2 x 10 1/2.
 Sew the patchwork to each side of the bottom piece.
Layer it with batting and backing and quilt it.
Sew a basting stitch around the edges.

Using 2" squares:
Sew two sets of 4 x 7 using 2" squares--it should measure 6 1/2 x 11.
Cut the bottom piece 6 1/2 x 11.
Assemble and quilt as described above.

Fold in half with right sides together and sew side seams with 1/4" seam.
Zig zag seam to finish.
To make the boxy bottom fold side seam toward center,
measure 2 1/2" in from corner and draw a 5" long line from side to side with the seam in the center.
Baste on the line and see if you like how it will sit.

Sew on the drawn line. 
Trim off excess corner piece.
Zig zag seam to finish.
Sew binding around the top edge to finish it. Cut binding 2 3/4" x 24" (plenty long).
Iron in half with right sides together. Fold one end in 1/4" and pin binding. 
Begin sewing (3/8" seam) 2" from end--about where the first pin is.

When you get back around to the start tuck the binding into the beginning piece.

It should overlap about an inch.

Flip binding to other side and either sew by hand or machine to finish.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Port Gamble, WA row

I love this row from Quilted Strait in Port Gamble, WA!
No, I didn't go there to get the pattern--I just drafted it from their photo! 
Sew cute. I did call the shop to order the license plate. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

17 More Rows Sewn

All of these rows are waiting to be put into a quilt. Some I'm waiting for the fabric license plate to arrive. So for now I will continue to stitch the kits into completed rows and store them together in a box.
Thanks to Auntie Bee for sending me this pattern and license plate from All About Quilting, Jacksonville, NC.

Thanks to Bee for sending this one too! License plate coming from Quilt Beginnings, Dublin, OH.

Thanks PB for this row from Pumpkin Patch Quilts, Lee, MA.

Thanks Danny and Andrea for getting married in Ontario where I picked up this row from The Quilting Bee, Fonthill, ON, Canada.

Road trip to southern MD. Michelle's Quilts, Hughesville, MD. I set my crabs on newspaper fabric, ready for the crab feast to begin. Yum.

Thanks SA for getting this row from Cloth Peddler Quilt Shop, Stephens City, VA.

Stopped for this one on the way home from vacation. The Blue Crab Quilt Company, Richmond, VA.

Thanks PB for this row from MarketPlace Quilts, Salem, MA.

Thanks WE for this hurricane row from Sew Worth It, Sarasota, FL.

Thanks Chris Holman for picking up this row for me on your beach trip. From Quilts by the Sea, Chincoteague Island, VA.

Thanks to EG for this row from The Crazy 9 Patch, Ramona, CA.

Road trip southern MD also netted this row from Material Girls Quilt Boutique, LaPlata, MD. 

Road trip with SA to get this. Scary trip through scary parts of west Philadelphia before we found the Cloth & Bobbin, Narberth, PA.

Love this row from Quilter's Corner, Midlothian, VA. Sasha (my dog) was a good sport as we kept detouring to quilt shops all the way to our vacation in NC.

Thanks EG for sending the pattern and kit for this row from Bluebird Quilts & Gallery, Grand Terrace, CA.

From Bonny's Sewing & Fabric, Alexandria, VA.

From Prints Charming, Fulton, MD.