I Jumped on the Basket!

Often there is a project that takes off on Instagram or makes the rounds on lots of quilty blogs. Usually I resist jumping in, mostly because I already have so many projects on my to do list and don’t want to add another just because it seems like everyone else is.

However, when I saw all the One Hour Baskets popping up on Instagram I was right on it! First of all, it’s a one hour project. Surely I can find an hour, right? Secondly, it’s a basket – who can’t use another basket? I love baskets!

One Hour Basket Craftsy tutorial

Yesterday I whipped up two of these and I just know I will be making more. This dragonfly basket was the first one I made – look at that darling fabric! I think this one will go in the living room to keep remote controls in.

I have had this shoe/boot fabric for a little while and I think it made a cute basket.

One Hour Basket Shoe Fabric

This one will be going to my sister because she liked the fabric when she visited.

The only change I made to the pattern was to add interfacing to the lining. I like the added structure, and the fusible fleece on the outer layer keeps the basket nice and soft.

I timed myself on the second basket. It took me one hour and 51 seconds. I figure the 51 seconds was cutting the interfacing for the lining and fusing it to the fabric…. 🙂

If you want to make your own baskets, the pattern is a free download on Craftsy. Have fun, but be careful.  These are addictive!! 🙂



About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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3 Responses to I Jumped on the Basket!

  1. soma1773 says:

    Yes, these baskets are popping up everywhere. Yours look fantastic, you have some of the best fabrics 🙂


  2. You’re brilliant! I’ve been resisting making this bag too, but I could use something for our remote controls…..

    Ha! Thanks for the motivation/temptation!

  3. fancyfootfarm says:

    OMG – I LOVE that shoe fabric! I’ll have to remember your interfacing suggestion when I finally cave and make myself one.

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