Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I'm Not on the Slow Boat Anymore

 I think sometimes I must 
be on the slow boat to China.
It seems that I'm always
a step behind
 what everyone else has discovered and already made.

Recently, Sue, over at Cozy Little Quilts,
was sewing the cutest fabric baskets.
I know, I've seen these before, but either I didn't
have the time or the inkling to make one.

Well, that changed last week.
I had both the time and I had the inkling.



 Here is the link to the FREE pattern : 

If you haven't checked it out.
You'd better.

 Because you're going to want to make a 
pile of these.

They're easy,
fun and 
a great stashbuster.

Each one uses about 1/2 yd of fabric.
  2 Fat Quarters would work perfectly, especially if
 the handles are made from a third fabric.

The pattern is called the "1 Hour Basket".
The first one actually took me a bit longer, but
once I got going, they were pretty fast.

Instead of using a fusible fleece,
I was introduced to a new product,
as least to me, again that slow boat thing,

I can see by checking online that
it's been around for a while.
Toot, Toot, I'm still on the boat!

It's a sew-in, foam like product that
eliminates the "basket droop".
It's light weight,
soft,
 and  easy to sew.
I did use my walking foot and that 
accommodated the slight added thickness.
Using this sew-in interfacing, eliminated
any wrinkles that I've been known to 
create with a fusible product.

Gosh, I'm glad my boat
finally made it shore.
These baskets
are just to cute to miss.

 Until Next Time-

22 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a ton of baskets. They are adorable. And, remember, that it is better to be on the slow boat than to miss the boat altogether! Have fun with those baskets.

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    1. LOL. Great reminder! Because I've been known to miss the boat!

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  2. Well that boat just sailed without me!! haha (now that's not good!) LOVE all your baskets! My daughter made me one and like you, she wants to make a zillion! She said that they are addictive to make and you are SEW right, they are just too cute to miss!

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  3. Well that boat just sailed without me!! haha (now that's not good!) LOVE all your baskets! My daughter made me one and like you, she wants to make a zillion! She said that they are addictive to make and you are SEW right, they are just too cute to miss!

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  4. Just too cute not to give these a try! But while you caught the boat and had a great trip - me? I am still figuring out what to pack for the trip-:) thanks so much for the link!!

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  5. LOL, well those are seriously cute! And thanks for the product recommendation too. I'll remember that!

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  6. What lovely little baskets!

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  7. Wow, you were really on roll! I love Soft and Stable; I used it for my iPad case.

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  8. I've never seen these baskets, and I don't know about soft and stable. You may be on the slow boat, but I can't even find the dock!
    You have made a bevy of adorable baskets, Kyle. And, as always, a cleverly written post!

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  9. I gasped when I saw how many you had made but when on a roll...? They are lovely and I'm definitely keeping that in mind - perfect for threads and trimmings I'm thinking. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  10. Oh I love your baskets...if I dont have fusible fleece - but I do have a wadding for bag making - its thin and holds it shape, its just not fusible. I think you have an early start on Christmas presents, what a great way to hold a bunch of goodies!

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  11. LOL, I guess you did have fun making them!! I bet half the fun is choosing the wonderful fabric combinations for each one.

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  12. LOL :-D

    I see you are addicted to making these fun baskets too ;-) Aren't they just so much fun to make ?? In fact I just posted my latest batch of baskets on my blog this afternoon . I have made 18 baskets so far and plan on making lots more. I am going to have to try the Soft & Stable .

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  13. I've been seeing these around lately too, but haven't attempted to make any yet. I did buy some fusible fleece with these in mind, so I'll probably go ahead and use that, but it's good to know about the foam too. That's quite an assortment that you made Kyle - each one is so fun to see - I can imagine how lucky the recipients will be with them!

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  14. Your baskets are wonderful! It looks like you had lots of fun making them :0)

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  15. wow you got into these and why not - hey are terrific!!
    what great quilt friend gifts they would make. I'll have to check out the pattern.

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  16. You sure got off the boat in a big way. Those baskets are just too cute.

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  17. Very cute and love to try a new product! I’m on the slow boat too, never heard of that foam product,lol. I’m in good company is my excuse.

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  18. Fun! Will put them on the lost. Toot! Toot!

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  19. Wow! That's quite the tower of baskets! They are adorable and look fun to make. I have used Soft and Stable and love the
    look it gives. I bet you need to go fabric shopping now to replenish your stash. :-)

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  20. Your baskets are all darling! I see a lot of great gifts piled up here! ;)

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  21. Wow! They are adorable and you are amazing!

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