Monday, September 7, 2009

Just can't get enough of these fabric baskets!

Ta da!The lid is finished. My covered basket was made entirely from leftover binding -- hence the lack of color theory (grin). I just sewed them in the order they were wound up on my binding roll.

It's a good size basket too. Count the little squares on the cutting table...about 11 inches in diameter.

Haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with this one...the oval basket found a home near my longarm holding all my marking pens and such. This one may hold small scraps of fabric on the cutting table, or tools on the sewing table...who knows.

I do know that I'm already trying to figure out how to make a basket to hold magazines, and perhaps one to be my "to be filed" holding basket for all the paperwork that seems to mount up. I'm thinking one on my nightstand could be useful...hum, what about one to hold CD's by my stereo? Or what about one that would hold my Hersey's dark chocolate kisses??

I learn so much from watching the DVD over and over again and then doing one. After doing one I figured out where I can improve on the next one...namely I'd like my lid to fit a little tighter, I went one round too many for fear of it being too small. Lesson learned.

The fabric balls? Just scraps that were less than an inch wide and I didn't know what else to do with them. Too bad I don't crochet or knit, I'm sure they could be useful to someone that does that. Maybe I'll just have a fabric basket that holds fabric balls!

Oh, have I mentioned that Mrs. Kings Fabric Gallery Basket DVD also has ideas for handles - I may make a market basket next with swing handles, who knows. And there's lots of ideas for trim, but that hasn't tickled my fancy just yet. many's a wonder I even sleep at night, I have such a busy brain and a very very long to do list! Being creative is never boring.


GARI said...

Well, after your blog yesterday, I ordered the DVD. I don't save selvages but I do have a lot of leftover binding and other strips so I am looking forward to making bowls. thanks

Kathy said...

Girl! You are having too much fun with these baskets. You are making me want to try my hand at them!

Great job!

Judy said...

I love it! Today I think I will watch my dvds again and then play by making another small basket.

Laurie said...

I've had balls of narrow scraps for years. Periodically it appears on my coffee table although since my grandsons moved in I haven't had them out...they actually thought they were balls to play with and I got tired of rewinding them...they also love to make spider webs, with yarn and all things like it, all over the house. It was cute and fun twice; now I hide all things like yarn!

Dianne said...

Karen, your baskets are just darling. Love the colors. After reading your blog a couple of weeks ago, I ordered the dvd. I've got 2 baskets done and a third in the works. It is so addicting! Now I know what to do with all my leftover binding, I hadn't thought of using that!