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« on: March 29, 2013 12:26:09 PM »

I made this basket for the Crafty Detective Swap, and I have to say that I had a hard time letting it go! I love the owl and deer fabric! I might be making another one for myself.

With some Laura Gunn (my fave designer!) Painter's Canvas on the inside, it's a fun stash builder since it's a bit more interesting than a solid and comes in great colors.

I like the quilting I did on this one, I stitched on each side of the patchwork lines at the top (one walking foot-width away from the line) and then through the middle section. I like the additional quilting lines through the solid color at the bottom, I think it adds some nice visual interest and texture.

The wonderful tutorial is found here:


She says to use "fleece batting" but I just use my normal low-loft quilt batting. I do recommend actually also using a layer of medium to heavy weight interfacing with the lining, I normally do and I did not in this instance and it was a tad flimsier than I would like. I also top stitch around the top of the basket after pressing the lining to the inside to get a nice line (make sure the handles are up!) as a very last step. (I guess she does have you do this, but it's kind of easy to miss in the tutorial).

When I previously made this I made larger sizes also, and recorded the measurements in this post if you want to do the same:

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013 01:38:35 PM »

I love your choice of fabric...and it looks like a fab basket.

back to quilting...hurray and I dusted my art material Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013 04:28:01 PM »

Cute basket. I like how you stitched the bottom with additional lines.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013 08:11:30 AM »

Lovely basket.  I checked out your other ones too, and they're also very pretty.

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