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Thread: Auditioning Christmas gifts

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    I had a few simple projects I found online to make for gifts. I made this cute fabric basket and I like it. I will make more but will use more up to date fabric and non frilly ribbon. I used plain batting in the sample. I'll probably go with deco bond and batting in the others. Here is the free pattern:

    http://coatsandclarksewingsecrets.bl...c-baskets.html

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    Oh I love that!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I'm already thinking of things you could put in for gifts.

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    Neat idea! i have alot of out dated fabric i use for samples projects! ima have to try that basket! thanks :)

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    Love it ! The fabric and ribbon are GREAT also :lol:

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    This reminds of those fabric chinese (sp) take out boxes...has anyone made one of those?

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    My daughter grabbed the basket so I think it's an okay gift! I'm making one now from Halloween fabric, it will be bigger and deeper. I'm using fabric strips instead of ribbon. These are like making the pillowcases, addictive.

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    what pattern are you using? I just love the fabric bowls but never made one.

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    The pattern link is posted above.

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    My friend and I made these several years back, we like to put napkins in them. We would make them for a season & then put corresponding napkins in them. Then we got involved in making the fabric bowls & made co-ordinating sets. Lots of fun.

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    I'm giving home-made jellies to my DH's co-workers this year. This will be PERFECT to put them in. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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    Your basket turned out darling!! :D
    I just love it & think it will make great
    gifts for any time of the year. Thank
    you for sharing the site with all of us!!
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Okay, I am a nitwit... what is fusible polyester fleece? Is this batting?

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    Very nice.

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    Fleece is denser then batting and you can buy it fusible or plain. I used plain cotton batting for the basket in the picture. For a stiffer basket I'm using Deco bond, a stiff interfacing used to give a crisp finish to fabric projects. I fuse it to the batting not the fabric because I find most fusibles cause the fabric to wrinkle. Use whatever batting you have on hand.

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    So cute! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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    Oooh, thank you for clearing my fog. As always, I learn something new everyday on this board. We are among geniuses (which you are ):) :) :) :)

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    Oooh, thank you for clearing my fog. As always, I learn something new everyday on this board. We are among geniuses (which you are ):) :) :) :)

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    Very nice.

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    What a great idea!
    I think I'll be making a few, too!

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    Bella

    I have some of these made up in a Christmas Plaid fabric. I lived in Europe for about 4yrs & they use these to put bread rolls & a selection of different breads in on the table.
    As Loretta mentioned too I have seen them used to put napkins in also.

    Thanks for the link I shall bookmark it :wink:

    Tisha

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    I've saw one last year in a boutique type store. It was made from homespun and med. size and it was for a bread basket. Cost $35. I knew I could make it if I had the pattern but I wasn't going to buy it to have the pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I've saw one last year in a boutique type store. It was made from homespun and med. size and it was for a bread basket. Cost $35. I knew I could make it if I had the pattern but I wasn't going to buy it to have the pattern.
    Phew Bella that's an expensive bread basket I don't blame you for not wanting to pay that much either.
    BTW where is Southern rural gosh darn boring town LOL ?

    Tisha

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    That basket is just so cute!!! Thanks for the pattern link :D

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