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Batik Thread Basket
When I received my box of fabrics and thread from Island Batik, I pulled out a couple pieces of batiks and made this little thread basket. I started out using my easy fabric box tutorial but I cut my fabric pieces 8″ x 16″. I sewed them together along with a piece of Warm & Natural batting and top-stitched it.
Then I decided to try something different, I measured about 1 ½” from the edges and then stitched along this line.
Then I made my corners with a 1 ½” dart.
The basket still seemed a little flimsy so I decided to fold the bottom sides and stitch around them about 1/8″ in. This really seemed to make the basket sit better.
Then I clipped out the corners and enclosed the seams.
I should have used a stiff interfacing along with the batting so the sides would have been firmer.
Did you see my post where I made several Valentine batik fabric baskets? I also made the I was just experimenting when I made this, of course afterwards I looked around and there are some great tutorials for making something like this. I’ll definitely be trying them and am working on a post tht will have links to all of them.
This basket that I made with the AGF fabrics left over from my Filigree quilt, has a stiff interfacing in it and I like the way it looks. I used a Pellon Ultra Firm Sew-In that I had bought on sale a long time ago.
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