Making Hanging Fabric Baskets To Go With My Table Runner


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It’s been over a week since I showed you my Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner I was working on. Made with different widths of fabric strips. I love working with strips. This one uses navy, avocado and pink fabrics.

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The back is a Fat Quarter that I found at JoAnn’s months ago and loved the colors. It was my inspiration fabric and my runner was built around it.

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I finished the runner sometime last weekend but didn’t show you because I had another idea.

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With plenty of strips left, I decided to make Hanging Fabric Baskets. Like those I had seen on the net.

I found several sites with basically the same steps to make these baskets. (I borrowed this photo from The Mother Huddle site.)

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I followed along with the instructions. Made a few changes. You know me. I had to put my own spin on it. I wanted it sturdier. I tried several ways and finally got it to work as I envisioned. By using very thick Pellon.

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I sewed a strip of it inside on the bottom of the outside fabric.

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And also inserted a circle of thick Pellon right before inserting the lining.

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Next, I folded down the outside fabric so about a half inch of the inside lining would show.

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I even added an extra strip of heavy Pellon connecting the bottom of the circle.

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It makes the bottom even sturdier. As you can see in this photo.

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It was fun making these baskets. I am going to make a couple of smaller ones. (Still have more strips.) 😀

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Go here for the instructions to both the table runner and hanging basket. There are three for the hanging baskets. I used the first one.

http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/08/table-runner-tutorial.html

http://www.themotherhuddle.com/tutorial-hanging-fabric-baskets-or-pockets/

http://www.themotherhuddle.com/hanging-fabric-storage-baskets/

http://sewplicity.blogspot.com/2010/09/tutorial-hanging-fabric-basket.html

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