Thursday, March 19, 2015

Patchwork Basket :: One Hour Basket Tutorial from KelbySews

So Kelly made a bunch of cute baskets and had everyone on Instagram drooling over them and begging for the tutorial so she whipped one up (of course she did, she's basically superwoman) and it's awesome. It really does take about an hour to sew (mine took a bit longer because I made the patchwork panels) and it will make a great gift or gift for yourself ;-)

I used 20 charm squares (5") with one row cut in half after I sewed them together to attach to the 8 charm panels on the bottom of each. I used 2 charms sewn together for the handles - trimmed to be the right length (9") after I sewed them together.

I ended up with panels a bit bigger than what Kelly's pattern calls for - mine were 18.5"x 11.5" but I wasn't about to trim off any Good Folks so I just used them as they were with all her other measurements kept the same and they turned out fine.

I used fusible fleece on the exterior panels and quilted them a little after fusing the fleece on - next time I'll put ShapeFlex interfacing on the interior pieces if I'm using all quilting cotton just to make it a little sturdier.
Overall two thumbs up! Quick, easy and cute!
Well done Kelly.


  1. Nice! I just pinned the tutorial so I can try it too...

  2. I love it! And I have downloaded the pattern, but you know all about me and interfacing these days....

  3. I have made two of these so far! I really like them!


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