< Workshops Workshop: 03-Basket Case

Historically in all cultures, the basket has always been present in women’s lives.  Create a fun basket quilt that uses many scraps of fabric and can be designed either traditional or liberated. Learn how to make blocks of different sizes and dimensions that go together cohesively into one quilt. This quilt is easy to make and a great way to showcase your favorite fabrics. 

Make a quilt that captivates other and uses lots of your own stash.  Your quilt can be made traditional or liberated, but it will be a one-of-a kind that shows your personality.  Don’t forget to choose some of those wonderful fabrics you’ve been hoarding and put them into this quilt.

BasketCase  is fun and simple and teaches you new improvisational techniques that you will continue to use in other quilts you make.  It also comes together fast and fabulous.  A great skill you will learn is how to make blocks of difference sizes and dimensions go together cohesively into one quilt.

Then if you like, add some flowers to your baskets  Combine the “garden party” technique and arrange them in your baskets.

Don’t have time to start a new quilt?  Okay, learn the techniques and make yourself a 20” x 20” pillow!


Supply List:

  • Sewing Machine and basic sewing tools

    It's always best to test your machine before class. Bring your favorite 1/4" foot for piecing and your FMQ/Darning foot. Basic Sewing tools include the items you like to have when sewing... a seam ripper? LOL, stiletto, marking tools, pencils, spare bobbins, scissors, rulers, pins, spare sewing machine needles (70 sharps are my favorite) - bring anything portable that makes you happy.

  • Personal cutting mat and your favorite, sharp rotary cutter

    Your mat should be large enough to work with 12” blocks and ruler for cutting on your personal mat

  • June Tailor® Ruler #JT-796

    Square up your blocks easily by using the "shape-cut ruler" I use this ruler in almost all my quilts, let me show you how spectacular it is and how perfect it can make your work.

  • Thread

    Bring a neutral cotton thread for piecing and top stitch and then bring a 50W cotton in white or cream, and another 50W cotton in black for the FMQ we will use to attach flowers to your baskets. I sell Aurifil thread and you can order from my store.

  • FABRICS: choose an assortment for your quilt. You can make the whole quilt scrappy or choose a color scheme
  • OPTIONAL: fussy cut floral motifs for your baskets

    As with my Garden Party Workshop, we can fussy cut flowers and FMQ/appliqué these to our baskets to add excitement and personality No fusibles or glues please

  • Personal iron (plugs permitting)