Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Basket

I saw this basket on the Sweetwater blog and loved it right away.
When I saw they were offering kits in their Etsy shop I snatched one up so I could make one of my very own.

 The pattern called for something called Soft and Stable which I hadn't heard of before. After a google search I found it is a foam type interfacing that makes bags stiff.  I also realized I would have to order some through the internet since I don't have any local quilts shops nearby to purchase it from.  I was really eager to make the basket though so instead of waiting for soft and stable I used fusible fleece instead.  The basket still came out nice and stiff. I do eventually want to try the Soft and Stable just too see first hand what it is like. It will have to be some good stuff  though to make me switch from fusible fleece, I love that stuff.  

I plan to make another basket and already have more fusible fleece cut out, but on the next one I want to make a better knot at the top of the basket.  This one didn't come out as pretty as I envisioned it.  Perhaps I can fiddle around with it to make it more beautiful.



  1. Love your basket, would be great for Easter.

  2. Adorable! I love it :-) It looks great!!

  3. Oh, how darn cute !! You have me wondering if I need to hop over and buy a kit. I LOVE it!!!!

  4. That is lovely,, really cute, well done!

  5. I love your baskets. I was in one of our quilts shops last week and they have the soft and stable, but it's very expensive...I think I will stick to the fusible fleece like you did! If you count in the cost of the s&s, it really makes the item costly..