The Perfect Size for Storing Fat Quarters!
This simple basket is a great storage solution around the home. Choose fabrics you love or that match a room’s decor and in no time you’ll have handy baskets to contain some of that clutter.
The basket is perfectly sized for fat quarters, and would look great on a shelf in your sewing room. Make several and use them for scraps, yarn, patterns … just about anything you need to organize.
They’re also great for gifts. Fill a basket with a combo of items the recipient will love. Think baby items for a mom-to-be, coffee samples and such for a coffee lover, and so on. They’d also make charming Easter baskets.
If you can sew a straight seam you can make these super simple baskets by designer Hearts and Bees.
And, yes. You really can finish a basket in an hour.
The basket is so popular that you’ll find many creative examples for customizing it. Many quilters piece the body of the basket or add a block on the side to dress it up. Of course, it will take longer to make but in the end you’ll have a wonderful basket that is uniquely yours.
Here are some lovely examples.
Basket by Jennifer from Dizzy Quilter.
Anorina from Samelia’s Mum made this pretty version. Learn more here.
This version was made by Niki Estes of Happy Crafter’s Cottage. Learn how here.
Basket by Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
This one is by Ros of Sew Delicious.
This pretty variation is by Sharon of Lilabelle Lane Creations.
Sharon of Lilabelle Lane Creations also made this beautiful version.
Basket from Said With Love. Click here to learn how they’re being used to organize and store fabric.
You’ll find many more examples on Pinterest. Just search for “1 hour basket”.
The finished baskets are 10″L x 6″W x 7″H.
Please Note: While the original pattern was offered for free, we’re currently unable to find a source for it.
A second pattern is now available with instructions for making the basket in eight sizes. It includes the original pattern plus tips for various alterations and for making the handles.
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