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    I am in the middle of making one of those clothesline baskets he showed how to make and I have a question. Can you make them too big? I'll try to post pics a little later but I have a nice sized bottom and am trying to make the sides come up and it is not working as I thought. Is there a trick to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I am in the middle of making one of those clothesline baskets he showed how to make and I have a question. Can you make them too big? I'll try to post pics a little later but I have a nice sized bottom and am trying to make the sides come up and it is not working as I thought. Is there a trick to it?
    I found this.
    Step #18 might help you.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6620030_make...ne-basket.html

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    you have to lift up on the bottom with your right hand as you sew, this starts the sides

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    Thanks! That does help but I think I bit off more than I can chew so to speak. It's hard to hold/move the left hand holding such a large disk. I'll keep at it and see what happens. Maybe the sides just aren't gong to be steep but more slopey if that's a word :)

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    right now it looks like a good hot pad for a casserole dish ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    right now it looks like a good hot pad for a casserole dish ;)
    YEAH! That's what I can make. The bowls don't turn my crank but I like the idea of making hotpads! Brilliant my dear, just brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    right now it looks like a good hot pad for a casserole dish ;)
    YEAH! That's what I can make. The bowls don't turn my crank but I like the idea of making hotpads! Brilliant my dear, just brilliant!
    That might be where I'm going also :) My smaller ones turned out awesome tho and I just love them. Wrapping clothesline is great in front of the tv at night in the semi dark ;)

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    LOL, I wish I had a nice sized bottom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    LOL, I wish I had a nice sized bottom!
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I am in the middle of making one of those clothesline baskets he showed how to make and I have a question. Can you make them too big? I'll try to post pics a little later but I have a nice sized bottom and am trying to make the sides come up and it is not working as I thought. Is there a trick to it?
    Arent the fun to make?I took a class last month at a LQS, and made quite a few for gifts and trivetts (pot holders) also for gifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    LOL, I wish I had a nice sized bottom!
    Me too :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I am in the middle of making one of those clothesline baskets he showed how to make and I have a question. Can you make them too big? I'll try to post pics a little later but I have a nice sized bottom and am trying to make the sides come up and it is not working as I thought. Is there a trick to it?
    The woman that showed me how to make these made a large bowl about that size of the one you show. I think the trick is to keep angling that side of the bowl as much as you can while doing the sides so that it continues to angle upwards instead of getting looser. The first one I made I ended up getting the seam ripper after the sides because I wasn't satisfied with how it was angling.

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    Thanks ya'll! I'll keep at it :)

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    I want to try making one of these soon. :)

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