Baskets Made with Fabric

Quilter’s and Sewers make your fabric stash useful!   

Do you need to make a dent in your fabric stash? Why not make them useful by making hand-made baskets?  It’s easy and they’re a lot of fun to make.   We’ll show today how you can transform your stashed fabrics to fabulous hand-made baskets.

The baskets below are made with Batik fabrics in spring colors.  We used ribbon to wrap the rim around the basket.  Plus we’ve added Kanzashi Flowers to give it a special touch.

Designed by Alicia Carr

Top Row from left to right: Rectangle, Oval, and Round in large sizes.

Bottom Row from left to right: Square, Oval, and Round in small sizes.

Tip: We used an empty water bottle to wrap our fabric strips.  This trick is surprisingly helpful.

Directions:  How to cut fabric in long continuous strip.

1. Fold fabric in half with selvages together.

Holding Fabric

2. Bring the fold up to 1/2” below the selvage edges.

bringing fold up

3. Cut in 3/8” segments through the fold, but not through the selvages.

4. Unfold once, cut the fabric apart between strip one and two starting from the left hand side of the top selvage edge

5. Then cut between every other strip thereafter.

6. Return to the bottom selvage edge and starting from the left hand end, cut between every other strip.

Enjoy your basket making! Till next week.

Upcoming posts:

April 19 – Raffia and Ribbons

April 26 – Hand-made Gift Basket ideas

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18 thoughts on “Baskets Made with Fabric

  1. Well, that’s sure an easier way to cut strips of fabric. I’ll have to give it a try. I just got the Kanzashi flower template; but, yours looks bigger and I really like the centers. Are they buttons? And are they a Clover product? Thank you!

      • I would love to share my Kanzashi flowers with everyone; but, I don’t know how to do it. If you have time, maybe you could walk me through it. Thank you for getting back to me.

      • Yeah! I did it. I put my picture of the Clover template flowers, butterflies and hearts that I made in the Clover Gallery. I made them as pins for my Mom’s turbans. I’m not sure how I will finish the hearts yet. Wow….there are a lot of good ideas in the gallery. Now I really have more goodies to try and make. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! How fun!

    • Can you show us how the Create-a-Button works? And, I would really like to make some of the Ring Pin Cushions. Are they made with the 10 petal Clover Flower Template? And, how do they attach to your finger. The pincushions are fabulous. I’m sorry to be a pest; but, now I am really, really addicted! Thank you!

  2. Wow, that is a very clever tool. I’ve never seen that before!

    On another note, I wonder if you can help me reach the right contact within Clover for marketing? I am a popular blogger at Stitched in Color and would like to talk to them about promoting the Gold Eye Chenille needles with my students. I’d so appreciate your help!

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