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"!!
This entry was posted in New Project, Tutorials and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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 🙂

    -Soma

  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.

I love to hear from you! I read all your comments and will respond by email to you.