Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baskets and More Baskets

I have been playing with this basket pattern for over a year now - and still am loving it. I've given a lot as gifts, and just recently I made up about 60 for a craft show -they were very popular - not to mention fun and quick to make and great scrap busters.

I did have a special request though -for a similar basket but with the dimensions to hold paper napkins.

I am not going to rewrite the tutorial that Pink Penguin did such a great job on - I am just going to give you alternate dimensions.

Sides: 2 pieces at 13.5 x 3.5 (this fits a 6x6 napkin just right -the basket "flares out" a bit as it goes up unless you have a really stiff batting or put interfacing in it) (these can be solid fabric or pieced to these dimensions. I used novelty fabrics, so did not calculate out what it would be doing it "patchwork)

Bottom: 1 piece at 13.5 x 9

Lining: 1 piece at 13.5 x 15

Batting: 1 piece a bit larger than 13.5 x 15

I used the same handle length - but used grosgrain ribbon instead of making them out of fabric.



Jennifer said...

I was making one of these today and thought of you...wondering how you'd altered them since I know you've made so many. I love the idea of the grosgrain ribbon...I am going to have to steal that! Thanks!

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Very cool!! It's great to be able to make adjustments to patterns and have everything turn out perfectly!!

Gina said...

Great basket.

I love the fact that you can adjust the basic pattern to suit your purpose

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Anjeanette said...

Yay! Thank you so much for the dimensions Regina! I love these baskets. I like the patchwork look. But it is nice to do it without patchwork as well. Brilliant idea to make them to be napkin holders!!

I love to see what you are up to. You make some amazing things!!