Saturday, March 26, 2016

Another Fun Easter Basket ~ Amy Carrington

How to make a cute, quick Easter basket with two fat quarters plus a 5” x 18” piece for the handle, some leftover batting, and an 18” square piece of interfacing.
I found the pattern for this Easter basket on The Crafty Gemini’s website and you can whip it up in an hour or two. I love following along with video tutorials. Here’s a quick overview:
Choose bright, cheery, coordinating fabric. These prints are from the Prairie Collection by Moda.

Cut each piece into an 18” square. Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the interior fabric. And spray baste (or pin) the batting to the outer fabric and quilt. You can quilt lines or free motion quilt. I chose to free motion quilt mine.
Sew pretty sides together, leaving an opening to turn. Then it’s a matter of squaring off the corners and folding down the sides.

To make the handle, you’ll need a strip of batting, approx. 1-1/2 x 18” and fabric approx. 5” x 18”. You can choose one of these fabrics, or use a combination of both, as I did. I just sewed my scraps from the original fat quarter together.

Attach the strap to the basket, fill it with treats, and there you are. Happy Easter!

~Amy Carrington

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