One Hour Baskets

Quilt guilds are as bad as Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration.  I go over to socialize with other quilters, and come home with a list of projects I HAVE TO TRY.  Right now.

I tried out the One Hour Basket from Kelby Sews.  She has a tutorial here, but you have to buy the pattern from Craftsy.  It is worth the dollar.

IMG_3721My first one was a gift for my mom.  She discovered the Arabella fabric line from Maywood Studios and is slightly obsessed.  I had ordered some for her, and a mini charm pack for me.  (Mini charm packs are my kryptonite.)  I decided to use my charm pack and a few fat quarters to whip up a basket.  It was quick and easy.  It probably took me a little longer than an hour, because I didn’t read the full pattern or tutorial.  I hate to slow down and read when I sew, but I really should.

IMG_3720There weren’t quite enough charms to make both the front and back panel, so I pieced in some of her fat quarters.  I’m not a jerk, though.  I had already sent her yardage of those prints.


Even the inside is cute, with that border print wrapping around the sides.

IMG_3723It came out so cute, and was just the right size to pack up a fat quarter bundle and a card I made with a leftover scrap.

Obviously, one basket wasn’t enough.

IMG_4228I’m always looking for quick projects to use up some of my fabric and batting scraps, and if I can throw it on the longarm and get a little bit of experimenting in, that is even better.  I decided to layer some older Tula Pink that I have yardage of and put it to good use.  I love how the two I’ve tried so far came out.

I do believe I will be making a few more of these.  They will make great packaging for Christmas gifts.


4 thoughts on “One Hour Baskets

  1. Maybe it’s just me, and I am a slow sewer, but these one-hour projects always take me longer than an hour. Did it really take an hour. Your baskets turned out sooooo beautiful! I love the fabrics that you chose, too.

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    1. It definitely took more than an hour for the first one, but I also pieced the front panel. If following the pattern, I don’t think it would take much more than that. There aren’t all that many steps, and it is pretty simple.


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