Monday, November 11, 2013

what we made in sewing class...

Some of you (maybe only 2 of you) might remember that I teach a sewing class once a month at my local library. Even though this is just for fun and I don't get paid, it's very rewarding to spread the sewing bug! I try to find easy projects to work on for the class and since I taught quilting this summer, it has opened up a whole other realm of sewing projects for my students friends!

Fabric Baskets

I picked Ayumi's from Pink Penguin (and author of Patchwork, Please) fabric basket for our last class. I just love these little baskets and will be making more for Christmas gifts.

Fabric Baskets

I used my scrap Nordika fabric (finished quilt coming soon!!) and black linen. I decided on two layers of cotton batting to make it more structured and did two different sizes, one using the dimensions she has in the tutorial then the next one I added 1/2 inch to the patchwork squares and adjusted the base size to accommodate. I meant to write that part down, but I didn't. Doh! Hope you give this tutorial a try...they are about as easy as a zipper pouch minus the zipper! I did have to switch to a denim needle when topstitching the top of the basket at the end.

Fabric Baskets

Have a great Tuesday!

Melissa

41 comments:

  1. super cute, Melissa! love the fabrics you chose!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly! Theses were really fun and a great scrap project. Thanks for visiting today!!

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    2. and thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  2. I wish you were teaching at my local library. What a fun project!

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    1. Oh, me too! It sure is a lot of fun! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Oooh, I should add one of these to my quilting bee Secret Santa's parcel... I love this pattern! Used it last year for my playgroup's Secret Santa. Not sure who ended up with it though.

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    1. Yes, you should! I might become addicted to these little baskets! lol

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  4. gorgeous - another pattern I want to try!

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    1. Thanks so much! It is a really fun and quick sew...almost instant gratification! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  5. Gosh, I love these! I am in love with the type/writing fabric. So beautiful.

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    1. Thanks girl! I love that fabric line and just used the last of it...guess I need to find some more! haha

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  6. those baskets are adorable!!! A friend sent me a fabric basket but i would love to make some myself. So nice of you to share the sewing bug!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! They really are quick and easy and hope you give them a try. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

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  7. very useful containers, how good is it to have beautiful containers to keep our stitching things in love them hopped over to your link and wow what a blog, another I have signed up to follow

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    1. Thanks so much, Margaret! The small one is a perfect size to hold all the feet and bobbins. Hope you give it a try!

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  8. I've printed this pattern out more than once. I just need to take the time to make it. I have one I received from a friend and I love it.

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    1. Haha...I do that too! Now you really should make it! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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  9. Super cute!!!! I love these little baskets, I must try it out!

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    1. Thanks so much! They are super handy to have around and quick gifts! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  10. nice sewing project to do and very versatile--LOVE them!

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    1. Thanks so much Sara! They really are versatile...I keep thinking of more ideas to use them for. I wonder how big I can make one? haha

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  11. love your baskets!! looks great and so useful

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    1. Thanks Sandy! I really enjoyed making these and they are now on thier way to India as a gift for my sis-in-law. Hope she loves them too!

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  12. So cute! You can never have too many fabric baskets...or pillows....or quilts...or fabric!

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    1. or thread...or batting...or rulers...or quilting books...hahaha! We could keep going! Thanks for the visit and sweet comment!

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  13. lovely baskets! i could use some of those.

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    1. Thanks Krista! I see some more in my future...so easy and fun!

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  14. lovely baskets! i could use some of those.

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  15. those look like a cute little project. and I love the Nordika fabric too

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    1. Thanks Conni! I just love this fabric too! I think I have used up every last scrap from the FQ bundle I had. I cant wait to finish the quilt in it. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  16. Eep! I love these! SOOOO cute!!!

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  17. love your baskets! I have made some of these before, and they are so much fun. I bet it was a lot of fun to sew them as a group :)

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  18. Your baskets are adorable!! I might have to try making them for holiday gifts- stuffed with cookies perhaps.

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