I had so much fun this week making baskets!
After I realized that this would be the winning UnTutorial project this month, I sat down to figure out what size to make. I wanted a size that would be easy to handle, fast to make, and wouldn't waste fabric... the fat quarter size was perfect!
Isn't it fabulous how these baskets fold up? And come to find out, they are totally reversible too!
Sewing baskets up with fat quarters also made such a perfectly useful size. They are perfect for patterns, pieces of a quilt in progress, or even pom-poms!
I'm working on a tutorial that I'll post next week, but just in case you are picking your materials right now, here is what I figured out about stabilizers:
- The Peltex 72F (a Pellon product) and the Soft & Stable (from ByAnnies) both made awesome baskets, but I suggest using a double sided fusible product for ease and simplicity.
- So if you like Peltex, get the double sided fusible kind (Peltex 72F).
- If you love Soft & Stable, I suggest substituting Pellon's version of it, Flex Foam 2 sided fusible, just because unfortunately Soft & Stable doesn't come in fusible varieties (sorry Annie!).
That's all for now.... grab 2 FQ's, a 18'' x 20'' piece of double sided fusible stabilizer and meet me back here next Wednesday for the free tutorial!