Pink Penguin’s Fabric Basket

Amy Friendsewing11 Comments

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this little project! I have been wanting to make some of these fabric baskets for the longest time. I was spurred on by the realization that my daughter is through preschool in a few weeks and I needed three more teachers gifts! I made three of these, assembly line style, using up some scraps that I had seen enough of. Then, I made this one for myself! (I know that may not be in the true spirit of giving…)
I had a little sandwich baggie full of 2 1/2″ squares left over from my nine patch quilt. This tutorial from Pink Penguin calls for 2″ squares so I decided to make half square triangles with my 2 1/2″ squares. This brought me pretty close to 2″ squares. I could have trimmed them but instead I just enlarged the basket dimensions by 1/2″ overall. I also stitched the squares together for one side of the handles. I did a little extra quilting before sewing it up as well. I like the added touches. Now I need to find a use for this basket. I had originally thought I would use it to hold my safety pins for quilt basting but I like to throw them into a container and not bother to close them up first. They might get caught on the fabric. It might be better to use a metal or plastic container. But then what do I use this for? It is too cute to sit around empty!