Today I have my very first guest blog. The Noodlehead Divided Basket sewalong I am co-hosting over on Instagram starts today and my co-host Peta is here to show you her gorgeous Cotton & Steel basket and share a tutorial on a handle detail she came up with which looks fantastic.
Thanks Kendra for letting me hang out on your blog today. Excited? Well yessiree I am!
How great is Instagram! I love checking through my feed each day to see what the wonderfully talented quilters and sewers have been up to around the globe. Instagram is such an inspirational and generous community and, of course, it’s how I met Kendra and how the Divided Basket Sew Along came about. I don’t have a blog (and really admire people like Kendra who do) but I’d love it if you came and said hi on Instagram, my user name is @shequiltsalot.
Now… onto the Sew Along. I love Anna Graham’s style and patterns. I’ve sewn a couple of items from her tutorials and have found the pattern instructions really clear and easy to follow. The Divided Basket is no different and I found that I was able to sew my first basket together in no time at all! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out using the new Cotton & Steel fabrics.
You’ll need the following to make two handles:
2 - 1.5" x 8.75" strip of exterior fabric
2 - 2" x 8.75" strip of binding fabric (you could also use interior fabric)
2 - 3.5" x 8.75" strip of binding (you could also use interior fabric)
Optional - for super sturdy handles add cut 2 – 1 3/8" x 8.5" strip fusible fleece
4. Sew 1/16th of an inch from the joined edge to secure the open side then add additional stitching lines ¼ of an inch in from both edges. Your handles will look like this when you are done and are ready to attach to your basket!
Have fun sewing this week. I can’t wait to see all of your gorgeous baskets on Instagram!