Select two beautiful fabrics, one for the interior and one for the outside. Layer and quilt them before cutting out the basket pieces. You may want to coordinate the colors with your favorite place mats, table runner or topper.
Give the baskets structure with fusible interfacing. A layer or two of Insul-Bright batting (find it here) will provide heat proofing.
The finished basket sizes are:
- Small: 6″W x 7 1/2″H x 3″D
- Medium: 7 1/2″W x 10 1/2″H x 2 1/2″D
- Large: 9″W x 13″H x 2 1/2″D