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Thread: Quilting a Round Bottomed Fabric Basket

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    Quilting a Round Bottomed Fabric Basket

    Hi Fellow Quilters

    I am a beginner quilter and wondered if anyone had advise on how to quilt a round bottomed fabric basket?

    Roze

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    Welcome to the QB. Sorry, don't have an answer... sound like it would be hard to do
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    I am thinking it would be assembled like a purse or bag. In those cases the units are usually quilted before assembly. If your basket is already assembled I think it would be very hard to machine quilt but you may be able to manipulate it enough to hand quilt it.

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    Welcome to the board. I don't have a clue how you would do it. Good luck.
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    I've done it. The bag called for the bottom to be quite rigid so recommended using interfacing plus two layers of batting. I had to quilt a circle then sew it into the tube of the bag. It was sewn with the seams to the outside of the bag and then binding was added to the raw edges. I used cross hatching with the lines quite close together. It looked lovely and was fairly solid. BUT I had to sew the binding by hand because I couldn't get my sewing machine to sew through all the layers. If I made it again I would cut the circle larger, draw an inner circle 1/2" smaller than original size then only quilt to inner circle. It should then be easier to thin out outer circle and sew binding on by machine. Hope that helps sorry no picture as I gave the bag as a gift.

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    Thank You Very Much. Happy to be on board

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and advice

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    you quilt before the sides are sewn. Either as completely separate pieces or attach 2 edges to bottom, quilt as flat and then sew the sides. Only way to quilt it when sewn together is if it is very thin and you can slide it all under your presser foot and swiggle it around - that is way too hard!!

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    I would quilt the bottom, allowing for seam allowance and then quilt the walls separately andd then join the two pieces.

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