Huge kudos to Rachel Griffith at p.s., I quilt for her awesome Fabric Candy Bowl “recipe” on the moda bake shop blog.
That inspired me to make this basket. I used an older collection from moda, London Lawns II for the basket liner & handles and a Michael Miller Print “Paris” for the basket exterior. (So maybe this is my euro-no sew basket?)
Of course, I had to wander off the straight path Rachel set for us in her directions, but I like the result and with a little more tweaking, I think I will get the handle just like I want it.
Since I wanted to make a basket that could be used to hold a little weight, I added a layer of stiff stabilizer between the strip & solid fabric layer. You can beat this thing like a drum now.
Second, of course I added the handle. I just knotted the 3 strands of the braid with strips from the bowl.
Last, I turned the edge under. This required a second glue day & I used clothes pins to keep the edge turned while the sun did the hard work.
Thanks for the inspiration, Rachel! My customers can now shop & be inspired all at the same time!