We are doing at Saturday sampler at our LQS and four of the blocks were basket blocks.
Those little handles were getting to me, each block had four baskets!! Thus four bias handles in a small area. To get the handles placed and sewed I'd pinned them but that didn't quite do it so I thought of my glue stick. I glued the handles down, it worked beautifully. Made the block so much less of a hassle to sew.
Don't know if that info will help anyone else, just thought I'd throw it in. I've been quilting about 10 years now and am still learning things by reading your hints.
Thnak you all.....