Thursday, September 25, 2008

fabric basket


Pink Penguin has a wonderful tutorial for a fabric and linen basket here. Isn't it the cutest?
I sewed this little one up this morning. It's a fun and easy project that uses small scraps-just 2" cut. That's my kind of project! I'm afraid to tell you that these are addictive, too. I am thinking about making one in each color to hold my smaller fabric scraps. Color coded little scrap baskets....how fun would that be?

Oh, and these would make a great gift, too. That is if you could part with it.

46 comments:

Kristy said...

Oh my goodness... LOVE! I adore this little basket! I can assure you that MANY will be made in my house and as gifts! And I think your idea of color coded scrap baskets is brilliant! Thank you for sharing this!!!! You are the best!

Victoria said...

Very cute. That is a great gift! don'tyou love when you find easy quick very satisfying things to make!
Nicely done!

kristine hanson said...

I just made a halloween themed basket yesterday, they are really so easy, I would say less than an hour to make start to finish

alice said...

You are giving me too many ideas of things to make. I need about 4 more hours each day. :) Thanks for the great blog.

Sarah said...

So I read your blog thru google reader, and I have starred nearly every one of your posts! And this one is no different, I love your idea for color-coded scrap bags... beautiful and functional!

Sandra said...

Your basket is beautiful, and they ARE addictive - I've made over a dozen so far, lol.

melissa s. said...

so cute. i love your fabric choices.

Mam said...

I love the colour coded scrap idea. Wouldn't one be lovely in Christmas prints to hold cards or candy.

Alissa said...

So cute - I might have to make one of these up later today!

Allison said...

I love the colors you used and I need to make some baskets. Thanks for reminding me.

Suzanne said...

Very nice projects. I'm glad I found your blog!

Frogdancer said...

It almost matches the bag you made in your previous post. They look great.

house on hill road said...

well, now, i don't think i could part with that cuteness either! love it!

Rebekah said...

so cute! the green/linen combo is killing me :)

Karen said...

Aren't these a fun and quick project...I've made several and my kids keep asking for more;)

Jackie said...

Excellent! I am having friends over tomorrow for a sewfest and maybe we can get into making a few of these.

lera said...

Heck, yeah! That's what I'm talking about. I can see your colors all lined up right now!

Karla said...

Your bag looks great. I think I'll try one this weekend.

thanks for sharing!

ayumills said...

Thanks so much for using my tutorial to make such a cute fabric basket! Now my blog is having traffic because of your cute basket! Thanks!

By the way, I visit your blog regularly. Your blog is full of amazing crafts and quilting tutorials!! I love them!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love seeing everyone's baskets. They are so addicting. I love the green and linen.

Simply This and That said...

Dontcha love em! They're rather addicting so watch out! Did you post it on pink penguin's flickr group? You must. I love the un-paper bag as well! Such great inspiration.ooxx`jodi

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

These seem to be all the rage at the moment. I can see myself whipping one up on the weekend. Love the fabrics you've used.

Tine said...

They are so cute! I actuallu thought of doing that very same thing...making color-coded scrapbaskets using this tutorial :-) Let's when -if ever- I get around to doing that!

Liz said...

Thanks for sharing. You always find the cutest things.

upstateLisa said...

I keep seeing these on everybody's blog! I just have to make some!!!!! I love your colors!

pricklypearbloom said...

That's darn cute!

denitza said...

How can you say good bye to this cutie?!!?

zizzybob said...

I am totally addicted to these little cuties too. I have made a bunch for Halloween and Thanksgiving and I will soon make some for Christmas.
Here's one I made for a gift
http://justalittlezizzy.blogspot.com/2008/08/too-cute-two.html
Love your blog.

pratima said...

very cute! Love the patchwork with linen.

Judit said...

oh, it is super bag, very good idea!!
thank you
judit

Philigry said...

so nice! a think a bigger one would make a great holder for baby wipes and diapers etc.
I love the green with the linen!
another adorable project!

TAYLOR MADE designs said...

incredible what you can "whip up" in a few hours! Once again, totally impressed :) have a great weekend!

Tif said...

cute!!! and what a neat idea to color coordinate.....oh the possibilities!

Clair said...

I like it. Maybe I am going to have to learn to make boxes. Tonight's/tomorrow's project is to make a gift for Emili, which is today.

Katherine said...

Delightful! Your patchwork projects have me swooning. Love, love, love them!

jacqui jones said...

oh my god
your blog is fantastic
there r now a list of projects to add to my already long list of thigs to do from here!!!!

Mistee said...

Well I like the little bucket and am thinking some of those at house could be useful. I was thinking I might use it to collect all the scraps which I am cutting for a scrappy quilt then when the basket gets full I could start sewing? Fantanstic idea, hope my sewing machine enjoys the rest while I am away this week as I can see it being quite busy when I get back!

jacqui jones said...

thanks for the link
this is super cute
and it was super quick too
mine is on my blog

Jillian's Blog said...

I made one of these!! I have been loving all your idea and want to try them all...I had just finished a fall wallhanging and had some fabric left. The fabric basic is just tooooo cute...I just have no idea what to put in thise one. I think I am going to be doing these for christmas gifts.
I'd love to hear ideas from ppl for what they plan on using them for.
Thanks again...Jillian : )

Des said...

A basket for color coded fabric scraps????!!!!!!!!!!! Love THAT!! I've made many of these but I didn't think i could make even MORE for such a grand purpose!! Brilliant!

Linda said...

Hmm, why am I envisioning these stuffed with cookies?

Jeannine said...

Love your basket. I was so inspired I made one this weekend for a friend's birthday. Filled it with goodies from Bath and Body works, and it was great. I accidently made my squares 2.5 inches instead of 2, so I had to adjust the pattern to accomodate my larger patchwork area, but it still turned out great. It will be posted on my blog tomorrow if you want to take a peak.

sulu-design said...

Something like this, but on a larger scale, could be so cute for storage in a bathroom... for holding rolls of toilet paper, stacks of towels, a little one for cotton balls... what a great project.

Another said...

I love it! This is perfect for organizing my daughters miniature toys. I will definitely have to make several of these.

bingo~bonnie said...

you said you are thinking of making them to hold scraps? how big are they? or rather how tall???

they look so small - maybe b/c of the close up.

they are so cute. ;) love your greens :) ~bonnie

Michelle said...

Different colored baskets to sort scraps into -- that's got to be the best idea I've heard all day!