Monday, May 5, 2008

Tutorial: Fabric Basket


Thanks for those of you who asked for a tutorial on the fabric basket project I updated yesterday! This is gonna be my second tutorial on my this blog. If anything isn't clear, feel free to leave me a comment and ask me for help. Remember that all seam allowances are 1/4" throughout the process, and seam allowances are included in all the fabric pieces used in this tutorial.

::Materials needed::
Fabric:
Natural Linen: 1/4 yard for Basket Exterior and Handles
Pink Polka Dots Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior
Pink Geometric Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior
Flower Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior
Green Rabbit Print: 1/2 yard for Lining
Other Materials:
Fleece Batting: 1/2 yard


First of all, cut out 2" squares from 3 different kinds of fabrics: 8 squares from each.
(1/4" seam allowance is included, so your finished square will be a 1 1/2" square)


Sew together two squares, making sure those two are different fabrics.
I made equal amounts for each set like in the picture: 4 for each set.


Press seams in one direction in the way that it isn't on top of each other.


Now Sew together pieces to create 2 6x2 patchwork layer.


When 2 layers are completed, press seam open like this.


It should look like this when you flip them over.When the same fabrics are not
next to each other like this, it might look a little interesting.


Sew the patchwork layers to a 6"x9 1/2" piece of linen fabric.


Place a fleece batting underneath it. Fleece batting is stable and great for this purpose. Make it a little bigger than the top layer.


Pin the layers and sew along the line that separates the patchwork part and the linen part. Repeat this for the other side too.


Machine baste the both edge.


Cut off the excess batting.


Fold it in half right sides together and sew the two edges like this.


Box corners (this link is helpful). Sew the line: along the seam from the pointy end to the needle it is 1 3/4". Repeat this for the other corner too.


Trim excess.


Let us move on to making handles. Cut out 2 - 2"x10 1/2" pieces of fabrics.


Sew them right sides together and press seam open.


Fold each side to the middle just like when you make a bias tape.


Fold in half and sew the edges like this.


Cut in half. Now you have two handles.


Sew the handles to the main basket.





Now let's make a basket lining. Fold in half a 12"x9 1/4" piece of fabric right sides together and sew the two edges, leaving a lining opening(about 2").


Do the same as you did for the main basket.


Sew outer basket and lining together.


Turn the basket right side out through lining opening and pin like this.


Sew the top part of the basket. Hand-stitch opening closed.




Now your fabric basket is complete! Yeah!!

I would love to hear what you think of this tutorial and if you make it, let me know!

Thanks for your time to stop by this blog and reading my posting!;)


Edited to add:
- All my tutorials are for personal use only. Thanks for understanding!

- Now this tutorial is available in a PDF format (so that you can finally
print it out!)

Edited to Add:
- I have had many people asking me to sell a license to sell their fabric baskets made from this tutorial. If you'd like to sell these as a part of your small business (up to 20 baskets/month), you can purchase the license here.






Edited to Add:
This fabric basket measures approximately 5 1/4"(width) X 3 1/2"(height excluding handles) X 4"(depth). I have had many people who made it a little larger. To make a basket that is approcimately 7 7/8" wide, 5 1/2" high, and 6" deep, I would cut out pieces as follows: Each square patch: 3" x 3", linen (the bottom part) 9" x 15 1/2", box corner 2 5/8", handles 3" x 15 3/4", linear fabric 18" x 15 1/2."



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502 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this - I can't wait to make one!

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  2. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I am going to give this a try. I am not great at sewing but your instructions are so clear, I think I might be able to do it!

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  3. Oh my goodness. When I first saw this I wished you had a tut for it! Yah, glad I stopped by today! I a long weekend coming up and I am going to make this for my mom. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. melissa@yummygoodsMay 6, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Damn, girl! What an awesome tutorial. You should make the rounds with this one!

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  5. Arigatoo! Thanks for this..have added it to my "to-do" list. Explanation looked very easy to follow!

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  6. FINALLY!!! a tutorial that is easy enough even for me!!

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  7. Thanks so much, mymsie, alicia, cindy, melissa, julia, and anonymous,
    for your nice comments! If you make one, I would love to see it;)

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  8. Oh these are so cute! I'm going to sew a few just for me and I think the tute is very easy to follow. LOVE IT.

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  9. evelyn-

    Thanks for your nice comment;)
    I'm glad to hear it seems easy. In fact it is easy to make! Thanks!

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  10. Thank you so much for this tutorial, have used it to make mother's day gift!

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  11. Nicole-

    Thanks for making it and letting me know;) You did a excellent job on yours and I was inspired! Thanks!

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  12. It's lovely!! Thanks for sharing! I saw this made by Mymsie and I want to make one myself now!

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  13. TFS! Great bag and I love the way you add so many pics and keep the 'reading' part of your tutorial short and sweet.

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  14. This is wonderful. I've just finished my last project and wanted to make a quilt and a bag, this fits both wants in one! You really should think about illustrating tutorials for other people, you've laid it all out beautifully and I feel very inspired. Thank you so much!

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  15. What a wonderful tutorial, you are very good at explaining how to make the bag. I can't wait to make one. Thanks

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  16. Kate1976, jennifer grant, joolzybee, and kattersmay-

    Thanks so much for your sweet, encouraging comments;) I'm so glad that you find this tutorial useful. I'll think of more tutorials to update here, so please check back!

    Thanks!

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  17. Saw this on the CRAFT blog.

    I love this! We're making an upholstered patchwork headboard for my daughter's bed using lots of different fabrics. We're sure to have lots of little scraps. How fun would it be to make one or more of these to coordinate? She'll have the cutest 11-year-old girl room around.

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  18. lara-

    Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment;)
    Yes, this basket can be made with little scraps of fabrics!

    By the way your kitting projects rock!

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  19. Found your site through Photojojo-it is so generous of you to be sharing such great instructions. It inspires me to sew:)

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  20. Ooh thank you for sharing! You make it look so easy, too. (^_^)v

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  21. Photojojo led me over here, too. I haven't even looked at the camera case tutorial PJ mentioned but I'm already impressed by your site. The basket tutorial is well done--clear, easy to follow, and well-photographed. Thanks for being so generous with those of us who are inspired by other craftpeople's creativity and skills.

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  22. Super Cute!!! I just came from Photojojo to check out the camera case, but I am going to make one of these first! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  23. Kim, amigurumi girl, lindylou, supercoolmom-

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me sweet comments! I am so happy now;)

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  24. Your photos in the tutorial are lovely, very clear and pretty colours :)

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  25. Miss Jackson-

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I spend a lot of time photoshopping pictures for tutiroals, because it's nice to see good looking pictures when we follow instructions, right?! Thank you!

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  26. Here from Photojojo as well and I have to compliment you on your tutorials! I'm a keen sewer and love finding tutorials online but often they're badly photographed and the instructions leave me peering at the screen thinking "huh?" You have a great way of explaining things or letting the photograph do the talking. Keep it up! Am very keen to try your camera case, I've even got the Amy Butler martini fabric but in green :)

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  27. ansis-

    Thanks for your nice comment! I'm glad you find my tutorial easy to follow. I am a visual learner a big time and don't learn if there is no pictures, so I know pictures do help other people too. I've got the martini one too. Oh how I love the fabric......!

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  28. Wow, it looks great ... but a bit difficult, to be honest! (I am still a beginner when it comes to sewing...) However, I would love to make one myself and think I should give it a try!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Best wishes from Germany, Anita

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  29. Anita-

    Thanks for your nice comment;)
    i think this is not too difficult even for beginners, so please try;)

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  30. I, too, found you through Photojojo. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I'm a big crafter but not necessarily the best at sewing. The instructions were easy to follow and the end product was so exciting for me. I really enjoyed making the basket. Thank you (and thanks for the nice comment on my blog).

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  31. Jen and Family-

    Thanks for your nice comment! You really did make a very sweet basket and encouraged me to do something with fabric that has picture prints on it. So glad you enjoyed my tutorial! Thanks!

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  32. thank you so much!
    this tutorial is so clear... i made one basket for my wool yesterday . my son saw me working and asked for a basket for his softies - that's another one made !

    ofelya

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  33. one more thing...
    i would like to ask your premission to translate this tutorial for my patchwork forum . i think the girls there would love it as much as i did !

    ofelya27@walla.co.il

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  34. Ofelya-

    Thanks for your nice comment and making a basket for yourself! I have to make some for myself too....Can't wait!

    Thanks for asking my permission, Ofelya. Of course You can translate it for your friends as long as you can put a link to this blog(this posting) on the forum. Also I would love to see this tutorial in other language too! (I'm planning to make one in Japanese soon..)

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  35. I love your basket when I first saw it a few weeks ago that I had to make it. I'm almost done. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing and as soon as I finish I will post a photo. Great tute!

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  36. billie-

    Thanks a lot for trying out! I can't wait to see your basket!

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  37. Sewdivadiane-

    Thanks for your comment;)

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  38. Wow! This is a great tut for such a cute little basket! Thank-you for taking the time to post this! BTW, I popped over from Alpa's at the greenpeacock food blog, so this is my first time here, I'll have to take a look around!

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  39. Penny-

    Thanks for coming over to my blog! If you make a basket it will be so cute and nice..!

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  40. What a pretty basket! Your pattern is genius and so detailed, too! I can't wait to try it :o) Thank you for sharing!

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  41. i just made this and love it!!!

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  42. Linnea and Diandra-

    Thanks for your sweet comments;) If you have a link to the photo of your completed basket, let me know! I would LOVE tosee it!

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  43. dear ayumills,

    here is the link to my hebrew translation of this wonderfull tutorial.

    http://www.tapuz.co.il/tapuzforum/main/Viewmsg.asp?forum=2025&msgid=116906321

    the translation itself is in 2 word files attached, you can also see there pics of my basket.

    thank you again.
    ofelya

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  44. Ofelya-

    Thanks so much for translating my tute in your language. By the way what language is this? I think the letters look so cute and it's amazing that you can read them! I couldn't find your basket there, but I'll look for it again!
    Thanks, Ofelya!

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  45. it's adorable!!!! thanks for the tutorial.

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  46. Amandajean-

    You are welcome! Thanks for leaving a comment;)

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  47. craftyintally@embarqmail.comJune 10, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Thanks, I got 2" squares for a quilt months ago but don't have the time to make it. This project is small enough I can make it with the squares I have. I'll send you a picture when I'm done
    :)

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  48. craftyintally@embarqmail.com-

    Thanks! I would love to see yours and share on my blog!!

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  49. thaks for sharing - the tut is very understandable and the fotos are great.

    My sister ist glad to have one now for her newly made bathroom.

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  50. Multiflora Textilius-

    Thanks for making a fabric basket! Yours look very much summerish and I love it!
    I think we share the similar interest. I love making soap too!

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  51. Thank you for the tutorial! Your instructions were very very easy to understand. I made a little fabric basket a few weeks ago and absolutely love it.

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  52. Astrid-

    Glad to hear you enjoyed this tutorial;) Thanks for your nice comment!

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  53. Oh my heck! That basket is adorable! I found your blog over at Stephanie's Loft Creations! I can't wait to visit your blog a little more. And I'm most definitely making that basket! The Tutorial is GREAT!

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  54. Simply This That and the Other-

    Glad you like it! If you make one, I would looove to see it!

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  55. fantastic tutorial... thank yuo very much!!!
    Can you find my creation with your tutorial thene ...
    http://unpensieroper.wordpress.com/

    hugs
    Mary

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  56. angioletto79-

    Thanks so much for making such a pretty basket and letting me know!! I would like to share your work on my blog...!

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  57. I am definately making this. In fact I can't wait. Its going to be one of my projects for July and I may make several for gifts. I adore it. What a great tutorial and idea. When I make it I'll link back to you and show it on my blog. Thanks so much.

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  58. Nanette Merrill and daughters-
    Thanks! I'm glad you like it! I am very looking forward to seeing your baskets!!

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  59. I printed off the tutuorial (I have access to a wonderful printer at my employers and permission to print away)
    I cut out 2 in Christmas fabrics and completed it yesterday.
    It is so cute - looks like a little Longaberger basket in calico fabric.
    Thanks for the great pattern and easy instructions.

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  60. http://ahomewithasmile.blogspot.com/2008/07/christmas-in-july.html

    I sewed mine up and they are so cute! a picture of one of mine and a link back to your blog is at the above address.

    thanks!

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  61. great tutorial! I love it!
    I'll have to try making one soon! thanks so much for sharing!

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  62. What a great tutorial!!!! I just love this little basket. I need to find some time to sew up one of these.

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  63. Thanks for the tutorial. It was super easy to make my basket and I will be making many more!!!

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  64. So darling is your bag. Found you via Nanette/Freda's Hive. Great tutorial - which is adorable as well!

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  65. I can't stop making these!!! Just when I think I'm through, I think of 12 more people I should be making these for. I'm giving someone away right now on the my blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration. You have a FABulous blog!!!http://quilttaffy.blogspot.com/2008/08/weekend-giveaway.html

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  66. Love this sweet basket - I made my first one today - destined to be one of many!

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  67. Loved this tutorial for the fabric basket ,I made two tonight ,there just the right size to keep beside your sewing chair to hold needles ,thread etc .

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  68. Great tutorial! Thanks a bunch! 8-)

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  69. this is so beatiful, thank you for the tutorial. I will definately add this to my list of things to make!!!

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  70. Adorable basket, thank you for sharing! I plan to make one soon. Your blog is a wonderful inspiration. I haven't been sewing this summer so I've really missed it and plan to get out the fabric today!

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  71. LOVE LOVE love these, and just finished my first one - it is CUTE :) I'm going to be making more of these, in different sizes and fabrics - they'll make great gifts :) Thanks for such a great tutorial!

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  72. I just made my first one. Thank you so much for doing this tutorial. I would have never tackled this without it. I will posting a picture on my blog. Thanks again!!!!

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  73. Thank you so much for the tutorial of the bag, I think that is so sweet of you to share that with us. Its adorable and I have just the right fabric. Thanks again.

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  74. What a darling bag! Thanks for the tutorial...I can't wait to make it! =)

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  75. Really useful an didactic thanks!

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  76. Loved this project!!

    Here's mine,

    http://sunnypondhome.blogspot.com/2008/08/last-week-i-found-tutorial-at.html

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  77. Thanks you for the tutorial - I was looking for something different and pretty to make.

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  78. Great tutorial ~ I made a version inspired by your great work. Thanks for sharing this!

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  79. Thankyou so much for sharing! I've made 3 for Birthday presents. I'll be putting pics & a link in my blog. Thanks again!

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  80. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. I absolutely love this basket. I just finished and will post pics, my daughter wants to make one for her room.
    I do have one question, I may have missed it in your tut but when sewing in the liner, I didnt have an opening to TRO, where do you leave an opening? I actually cut a slit in the bottom of the liner, which is ok, since this basket is for me! :)
    HUGS
    Shannon

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  81. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. I absolutely love this basket. I just finished and will post pics, my daughter wants to make one for her room.
    I do have one question, I may have missed it in your tut but when sewing in the liner, I didnt have an opening to TRO, where do you leave an opening? I actually cut a slit in the bottom of the liner, which is ok, since this basket is for me! :)
    HUGS
    Shannon

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  82. Thanks.
    My english is not good.
    Lg Helga

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  83. Thanks for the tutorial. I really enjoyed the pattern and the basket turned out really cute.

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  84. Thanks for the great tutorial! I just finished making the little bag tonight and it was so easy. Your directions were great.

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  85. what a brilliant tutorial - just found out about your blog from Jo in Tas - will definitely have a go and, hopefully, will be great for 'you-know-what' presents! (hate to mention the word before the end of october!)

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  86. Cute as can be! Your instructions and the photos are so great!
    Thank you, Sharon

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  87. I just found your blog and I love this fabric basket! I haven't sewed in a few months but this has got me itching to start up again. I just wrote a post about your tut and linked to you, I'm sure you don't mind the link love.

    Thanks for the tutes!

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  88. Such a gorgeous little basket! I made one this afternoon. Thanks for sharing it!

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  89. Thank you so much for sharing this! I finally made one yesterday and am putting the picture in the flickr group now. I am certain that there will be lots more of these in my future!!

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  90. Very cute! I know it's been done a bit, but I'm linking to this from my blog, it's such a smart tutorial/idea, just love it. Would make great gifts!

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  91. Es precioso y muy bien explicado, muchisimas gracias. Desde España. Chari.

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  92. Thanks for sharing this cute little basket can't wait to make one. Tutorial is very well done.

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  93. Hello! I just wanted to thank you for the tutorial! I made one of your baskets yesterday and the directions were so easy to follow...I love it! Thanks again! =)

    If you want to check out the one I made, please visit:
    http://aroundthequiltblock.blogspot.com

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  94. thanks so much for the tutorial. I cant wait to make one tonight. I might give it as a gift next week when I play BUNCO.

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  95. nice tutorial, I am already thinking Christmas and this little bag would be great in seasonal colours with little gifts -- a bit different version of a christmas stocking??!!!

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  96. Great tutorial. Great gift idea. I have started my Christmas preparations.

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  97. Guess what I am making for Christmas presents!

    BTW, you could make cute mouse/cat ears from the corner you cut off the basket and the lining by attaching them to a barrett or head band :) I love being able to use the "waste items" from my sewing projects.

    Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  98. Hi, i just wanted to say, I made this, but had lots of trouble with the dimensions of the lining, it turned out to short for the inside and I didnt quite follow where you put the handles on first then the lining, guess im not to savvy....i had to make the lining a lot bigger. was I wrong....can you email me. thanks

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  99. Okay so everybody keeps commenting how quick and easy this is, I am going to make one up now, well as soon as I get out of cyberspace. There are plenty of small pieces on fabric on the craft table at the moment as I just can't stop making things. You gotta love annual leave, when you get to stay home all day and sew!!

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  100. Thank you soo much for sharing this adorable basket pattern - I have deided to make one for Halloween and one for Christmas and fill them with sweeties!!! ;>)

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  101. Thank-you so much for sharing this. I got your link from Crazymomquilts. I just made one!! I had some fabric left from a wall hanging project, I just have no idea what to do with it now..lol
    Going to post in my blog : )

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  102. Oh I just can’t Thank you enough for posting the Fabric Basket Tutorial. I love the pattern and you are remarkable with instructions and photo’s. Everything was so clear.
    I made three of the baskets this weekend ( just found your site on Friday)

    Thanks for sharing
    Love your material do you have a special place you find material on line ?

    Jan

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  103. Super easy tutorial! I love mine! Thanks!!

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  104. An Etsy blogger BlissByHeather pointed the way to this tutorial and I am so glad she did! This is wonderful and will be very beneficial to me as I begin mass producing for a craft fair in November. The quilting aspect is what I was always unsure about but your pictures really helped a lot so THANKS!!!

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  105. I also found your tutorial from a link by Bliss By Heather. I'm only an occasional sewer, but with your clear instructions and photos I think I may be able to do it. Thanks.

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  106. I am going to attempt this basket this weekend, with stuff I already have on hand, so we'll see how that goes...but my question is, what are the dimensions of the finished basket? That way I have an idea if it will work for my intended purpose. Thanks!

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  107. Hi! thanks for this tutorial, I love the basket! I will try to make it soon.

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  108. What a great tutroial. I am gonna make some this weekend!!!

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  109. I just want to say thanks also for the little basket pattern. I've seen them on lots of blogs and they are all so cute. I finally made a couple myself and blogged about it!

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  110. Oh my goodness! I am so glad I found your blog through Sew Mama Sew. I am new to sewing and need tutorials and yours are great! Thank you!!

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  111. Love this. I made one this week. It's my first attempt at box corners and patchwork. It turned out pretty cute I think! Your instructions and pictures were easy to follow, but I think I need to perfect my cutting a sewing skills! Overall a great project, so I thank you.

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  112. Molto carino davvero. Un lavoro che proverò sicuramente quest'inverno. Grazie.
    ciao, daniela

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  113. Am going to try this one, for gifts for the family. Thank you for sharing.

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  114. Thank you for sharing, I just finish one basket!

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  115. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I made one of these and plan to make more. This basket is so sweet. See my blog for pics.

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  116. Hi, I have been looking for a tutorial for these baskets forever! I would love to make it, I'm a new quilter and don't have much fabric on hand -- how much fabric (yardage) do I need to purchase to make this? If you could email me back that'd be great.

    Thank you (lyannab@gmail.com)

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  117. Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =)THANX FOR MAKING SUCH A COOL BLOG


    Let me share with you a great resource,

    Christmas Web guide

    They really know what they are doing. If you are in need of New Christmas Ideas Or Just Want To know how to make Your Christmas memorable Just Go And Check out this

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  118. I am so excited to make this basket! Thanks for such great directions!!

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  119. Great tutorial - very quick & easy to make! http://dlphn.blogspot.com/2008/10/scotty-for-kyle.html

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  120. Wow! Thanks sooo much for this! I've never done any type of patchwork, but my girls are working on their first quilt and I'm learning along with them...so I'm making one for each to hold their quilting supplies...I've finished one and am soo happy that it really was easy, even for a novice like myself.

    Thanks again!
    Roxanne

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  121. Thank you very much, It´s beautifull

    congratss¡¡¡
    maria
    xxoo

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  122. MERCI ! I will link that on my blog and also try to make it ....!!!

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  123. Thank you for the brilliant tutorial! I am thinking this will make a great Christmas gift for my daughter's teacher, in pretty girly fabric and filled with bath products. Also for me, in festive Christmas fabric, as a holder for Christmas cards? I love to sew, but I'm not clever enough to invent things like you! Thank you for being kind and generous and sharing this with us! Best regards -- Dianne B. in England

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  124. Sorry, I forgot to say that I found you through the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog.

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  125. Lovely basket, Ayumi! I found your blog earlier this summer but lost the link when my desktop computer crashed. We have been reunited through Sew, Mama, Sew. Thank goodness, because you deserve more comments of praise for your beautiful work.

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  126. Fabulous tutorial! You made it look easy and made me brave enough to try it! ;)

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  127. This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to try it.

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  128. I liked this basket and knew I had to make one as soon as I saw it. You made a wonderful tutorial that was very clear and easy to understand. I've posted a picture of the one I made on my blog. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  129. This is a great tutorial! I'm so glad I found it. It would be helpful for you to list the completed size, though- it was smaller than I thought it would be. So, I just made the next one a little bigger & it was just perfet for a wedding shower gift- I filled it with goodies & they loved the basket, too!

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  130. Just made my first one and I love it, one of the easiest turorials I've ever followed Thanks so much for posting it!!!!

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  131. Hello from Australia! Just a note to say a big thank you for your fabric basket tutorial. I made one just recently, & it went together beautifully thanks to your clear instructions. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial with the world. It must be very special seeing your little baskets springing up like mushrooms the world over! Best wishes, Bloom.

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  132. Eas it by chance, but I love it. It's very nice

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  133. I found your tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew's Handmade Holidays on their blog. This is such a cute little basket, and a great tutorial. Thank you for posting! Here's the one I made this morning:

    http://flickr.com/photos/craftscout/3034470663/in/photostream/

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  134. Thanks heaps for your tutorial!
    I love this dear dear little bag.

    Robyn xx

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  135. PS I have posted a pic on my blog..thanks again :o)

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  136. OMG, this is a fabulous tutorial. Thank you for sharing

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  137. Thank you very much, it looks so easy now :)

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  138. Thanks so much for the tutorial, so easy to follow and the pictures are great. I just made some Christmas napkins as gifts, and am going to use the scraps to make matching baskets. I have done one already and it turned out wonderfully! I also have a link on one of my blog posts, although there is no picture of the finished basket. Thanks again!

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  139. Thank you so much for posting this tutorial! It is just great!

    Karen A.

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  140. I finally made time to put up the picture from my basket with a link to this tutorial. Love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

    http://luckeyone.blogspot.com/2008/11/celebrating-craftiness.html

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  141. Very clever and so simple...well done! I'm off to make one or maybe five for christmas gifts and fill them with chocolates and other yum stuff. Great photos too...
    thanks for sharing

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  142. had found your post on this darling little basket back in September. I printed out the instructions that you had given and finally got around to making one myself this last weekend. Thought I would share mine with you as well.
    http://www.aquiltingwewillsew.com/page1/page1.html

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  143. I just wanted to say that your little basket was the first sewing project i ever completed when i started sewing. It's really easy and thank you for posting the tutorial, i have since scaled it up and made a fabric basket for my fabric, so i have one for my offcuts and some for a selection of my actual fabric!
    xo

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  144. Great tutorial. This is my first successful bag without having a relationship with the seam ripper. Thanks for the great visual.

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  145. After seeing your fabric basket i decided to make one and here you can see my basket:

    http://quiltadelic.blogspot.com/2008/12/tussendoortje.html

    Thanks for the tutorial. It was fun to do!

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  146. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I made one of your fabric baskets. It was a great project and fun to do. There may be more of them in the future for me. Thank you so much for taking the time to make a pattern and sharing it. I am going to post a photo of it on my blog sometime this week.

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  147. Check them out! I made a bunch for xmas gifts! They were so easy and fun to make I will be making a TON more!
    http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2008/12/fabric-baskets.html

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  148. Hello! I have enjoyed your Fabric Basket tutorial - it is very well written! I have made several and would like to make more for sale on my site, Country Scrap Quilts. I will provide a link to your tutorial at the bottom of the page on my site, thanking you as the creator of the tutorial for the baskets. I just wanted to make sure that this was ok before I proceeded!
    Thank you so much!

    Angela Ball
    Country Scrap Quilts
    Country Scrap Quilts blog

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  149. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I made a basket and filled it with goodies for a holiday gift exchange. I'm so thrilled with how it turned out.

    http://crafty-musings.blogspot.com/2008/12/gettin-my-craft-on.html

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  150. Thanks so much for putting this tutorial up. I made a couple for my friends.

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  151. I really like your blog the tutorials are great .I will add you to my blog for others to see.
    http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com/

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  152. This is great. I am a novice sewer and completed it in one afternoon. My husband was even impressed. I didn't quite understand how to make the handles, but followed the directions as best I could make out and it turned out fine. This is such a cute basket. I used old clothes that were being given away to make these. Love it! Also, can these be made larger with similiar results? And have you ever tried starch to make them stiffer? Just curious. Again, thanks for the idea and instructions!

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  153. Thanks so much everyone!!

    Hi Anonymous-
    I'm glad you enjoyed making your basket! Thanks for sharing the joy with me. I've never made larger baskets, but a lot of people have made this with bigger patterns and it seems they work just fine. I don't use starch. If you want your basket to be stiffer, try harder interfacing;)

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  154. Thanks so much for your wonderful, easy-to-follow tutorial. I love these little baskets and finally got the time to make a couple. I posted a pic on your flickr group.
    -Stitchsoup

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  155. Took me only one afternoon to complete mine (and I'm not a skilled seamstress). The only thing I changed was the patchwork pattern - I did a colour gradient and I absolutely love the basket.

    The tutorial is perfect and the photos make it easy to complete even for beginners. Thank you so much!

    Ah, picture: http://thevirtualgaucho.deviantart.com/art/Small-Fabric-Basket-109007134

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  157. Thanks so much for the very clear tutorial. I made my first one yesterday and will definitely be making some more.

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  158. I am thrilled to have found this tutorial and your website! I came by way of Joy's at the Joy Patch which I found from Milah's blog - From My Back Porch. I'll be back often you can bet on that. And thank you so much for being willing to share your talents with those of us who are less fortunate. Have a blessed weekend. ♥ Sharon ♥

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  159. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it! Your tutorial for the fabric basket was on TipNut which I subscribe to. Sometime soon, I will have my own fabric basket...will post it on my blog when finished. Thanks!

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  160. Wow, I have always loved patchwork on bags, and this is so adorable! Thank you so much, it looks well explained and very helpful pics!

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  161. There is a link to your blog on Yahoo/Stashbusters group and I am SO glad to have followed it! Your instruction/photos are so clear and easy to follow for a really cute project. I just finished a Butterfly Fling quilt and pillow for my DGD, the basket would be perfect to go with them.

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  162. I am a sewing novice and just made one today. It's not picture worthy due to my lack of skill, but I will definitely try it again!

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  163. Hello! I really like your how to and I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to my list of how to as explained in my french post (http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/component/option,com_mojo/Itemid,149/p,166/ and an English translation : http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.petitcitron.com%2Findex.php%2Fcomponent%2Foption%2Ccom_mojo%2FItemid%2C149%2Fp%2C166%2F&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0= ) Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
    Thank you, Perrine

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  164. Thanks everyone!

    Perrine-
    I'd love it if you could do that;)
    I wish I could read French! Thanks!!

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  165. Loved your tutorial , made one this afternoon and it turned out so cute , Thanks so much . I also wanted to comment on your trift page, I couldn't believe the patterns , I made and wore versions of both of those patterns in the early 70's , really neat seeing them again , thanks for sharing those.

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  166. Hello

    I did LOVE this tutorial, may translate to Portuguese in my blog (with the credits, of course?)

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  167. Why not begin a new and original family tradition for giving anniversary gifts year that is guaranteed to delight and satisfy men and women alike

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  168. I have made some of this nice and cute baskets to my friends and my mother in law. They love it a lot.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  169. Thanks for the tutorial. That basket would be so perfect for holding my knitting projects. It's nice to be multi talented.

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  170. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial. I made one basket using 2" squares and another using 2.5" squares. It was amazing how much bigger the 2.5" squares made the finished basket. You can check them out on my blog http://flutterbycorner.blogspot.com/

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  171. thanks a million. I will definitely try this...

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  172. I never did patchwork before, but now i made it! thanks a lot for your helpful tutorial......now i can fall in love with my new basket...greetings from germany
    sarah-lotta

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  173. Wow... Am I the 180th in the comment-queue?:)))

    Thanks for the pattern!!! I tried it, my variations are here: http://kicsikato.blogspot.com/2009/02/sorozatgyartas.html

    Hugs from Hungary, Europe (don't be afraid, my blog is bilingual:)

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  174. GREAT tutorial! I will surely be making a few this weekend. (great way to use up those left over charm squares.

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  175. Ok I love this basket! I am very new at sewing and think I understand all of the steps, but I am a little confused about attaching the lining to the outer shell. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    courtneywelling at gmail dot com

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  176. Thank you for posting this great tutorial. I'm going to use it to make my son an Easter basket.

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  177. What a cute basket - this would be great to hold gifts.

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  178. Thanks so much for your gorgeous tutorial. I just love this basket and it was really easy to make a nice one by myself.

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  179. The tutorial is great...easy to follow and great pics! I linked my website to yours so others can hopefully give it a try...
    http://www.scambiocreativo.com/?p=106 Grazie Mille

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  180. I found your blog thru an eBay group post. I can't wait to try the fabric basket -- your tutorial looks so easy!

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  181. Thats a very interesting post. I have been inspired. Thanks. Web Designer

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  182. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I just loved it and had to make one. It was so easy and I made it for my friend's birthday and she loved it. Now I have to make myself one. Thanks so much, Anne

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  183. This is an awesome tutorial! I can't wait to make a basket like this for Easter!

    -Sarah from Create Studio
    www.createstudio.blogspot.com

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  184. I love this project so much that I made my own and posted a tutorial here:http://createstudio.blogspot.com/2009/04/easter-basket-tutorial.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    -Sarah from Create Studio
    www.createstudio.blogspot.com

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  185. hi
    I stated making it last night .
    this is my first patch work
    Iwill send a picture when done
    Ilanit from Israel

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  186. like tomake this cute basket just a little bigger, I am new at sewing ... so need your advice - how do you think I could do that? I would like it to be an easter basket for my son. Thought about 3 inch or 2.5 in squares but can't visualize how big the 2 inch square basket ends up being. Thank you! Love the idea, I am completing it today!

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  187. Thanks everyone so much!!

    Christina-
    Many people tried with 2 1/2" squares and/or 3" squares and they very much liked enlarged ones. If you use 2" squares, the result is about 5 1/4"(width) X 3 1/2"(height excluding handles) X 4"(depth). Hope this helps!

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  188. Thank you!! think I will try 3 inch. I am wondering how to adjust the linen size though? Maybe eyeball it?

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  189. Christina-

    I think eyeballing it would be great!
    Good luck on making the fabric basket;)

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  190. Thanks so much, this is ADORABLE!!!!

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  191. It think would would make a perfect mother's day present for this year!

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  192. Thank you for such a sweet tutorial - all this time later, I've found it and love the end result. I appreciate the time you spent sharing your skills.

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