CHOOSE LARGE-SCALE PRINTS TO MAKE EYE-CATCH­ING BAS­KETS FOR YOUR TA­BLE

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YOU WILL NEED

Makes one (1) basket

■ Ex­te­rior fab­ric: 10½in x 15in

■ Lin­ing fab­ric: 10½in x 15in

■ Fusible bat­ting: 10½in x 15in

■ Bind­ing: 2½in x 24in strip

FIN­ISHED SIZE

■ 5in square ap­prox.

CON­STRUCT­ING THE BASKET

1 Fuse the bat­ting to the wrong side of the lin­ing fab­ric, fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions.

2 Take the ex­te­rior fab­ric 10½in x 15in piece and fold in half, RST, so the

10½in edges align. Sew down the two sides with a ¼in seam al­lowance.

3

Care­fully align one side seam with the cen­tre fold at the bot­tom. Mea­sure and mark a 4in long line, per­pen­dic­u­lar to the seam (Fig A). Sew along the line and trim the ex­cess fab­ric, leav­ing a ¼in seam al­lowance (Fig B). Re­peat for the other bot­tom corner.

4 Re­peat steps 2–3 to con­struct the bat­ting-fused lin­ing piece.

3 Turn the ex­te­rior piece right side out and in­sert the lin­ing in­side, WST (Fig C). Align the side seams and top raw edges and baste to­gether.

4 Pin or clip the bind­ing around the edges and hand stitch around the top of the basket to fin­ish (Fig D).

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