Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wicked Blog Hop


I'm super excited to be participating in Sew We Quilt's Wicked Blog hop!




I LOVE Halloween, it's such a fun holiday to decorate for and celebrate. I knew that I wanted to make something functional for this hop...what;s more functional than a treat basket?! Urban Threads had an awesome sale on embroidery patterns, and I went a little nuts and loaded up on the Halloween designs. I found this one and knew it would be perfect for a treat basket!




Besides who doesn't have a need for more baskets?!

I found an awesome purple and black batik and some skeletons at JoAnn's that were exactly what I was looking for. I used one of my new faves:


it's a water soluble stabilizer that you can run through your printer to print your pattern directly on. I used some decor bond and some fusible fleece on both the exterior and the lining to give it some structure and made a very basic basket to hold some goodies!

If you've never made a fabric basket, it's super duper easy! Just make sure that the lining and exterior fabrics are the width that you want the diameter of the basket to be and the length is about 6 inches or so longer than you want the height of the basket to be (to accommodate for boxed corners at the bottom and a fold over at the top).

Sew the bottom and side of the basket lining and exterior (leaving part of the lining bottom open to turn later).

Once they are sewn, box your corners by about 2 inches, then put your exterior (right side out) inside your lining (inside out)...right sides should be facing. Then sew around the top, flip the basket through the hole you left and top stitch the hole in the lining.


Press the basket well and top stitch the top edge if you like. Ta-da....new basket, easy peasy.








Please stop by and check out the other awesome bloggers participating today and see what wicked projects they made:



30 comments:

feltfree på Åsly said...

So nice.

Britt-Inger said...

The fabric box is sew cute. Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop

charlotte said...

What a wonderful idea for a treat basket. You did a great job with your stitching!

Marian said...

nice fabric choice for the basket, great job!!

Marian said...

love the basket, great fabric choice.

Thearica said...

I bet your kiddos will be eyeing your treat bag with caution this halloween. lol

Heather J said...

Love the warning on the bag! The fabrics are great.

jjthor said...

Love the basket!!! Happy Halloween

Frances Campbell said...

Love the POISON treat basket. Cute.

Gill said...

What a great project - thanks for sharing!

Joan Kawano said...

Now that's super fun. Does JoAnn's carry the Pellon water soluble too? I always load up on it at the Marathon booth when we have sewing expos come to town.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a great idea!! I just love your fabrics

Leah said...

Great basket! I love the idea of the Poison on it. Very clever for Halloween treats.

Mdm Samm said...

and we are wickedly excited you brought your POISON with you to sew and show....I have been spelled by the beauty of your design

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute treat basket. Thanks for sharing about the Stick N Washaway. I may have to try it.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wickedly cool basket and embroidery!

Kristen King said...

Thanks so much for sharing...I don't think anyone can ever have enough baskets! :)

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful stitches!

The Slow Quilter said...

WOW!! Love the fabric and your embroidery pattern, great basket to have around this time of year.

patchouli moon studio said...

Great basket!

Linda said...

How cute! And thank you for telling us about the new product! I'll have to give it a try!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice basket! Thanks for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

What a GREAT idea. I love it. If you don't mind, I may use this idea. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Nadine said...

Hehe--I discovered Urban Threads recently too! I love your Wicked candy basket, and thanks for the quick how to!

Debbie Rhodes said...

The the project and the new supply.. I will have to look for some...

Wendy said...

Great basket Cyndi! Thank you for sharing :)

Heleen Groot said...

You were so right! The world needs more baskets. Especially these wicked ones! It would be a great idea to serve bread rolls out of the poison basket......or is that too wicked?

Kelly Young said...

What a cute treat basket! I love the design and the lining fabric.

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Jeanie said...

I'm with you..... I love something that looks great and serves a purpose. Your bag is just so cute with it's poison warning...thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Love your project. Urban threads sure does have super designs.