Next I quilted the piece using batting on one
felt on the other (I like the felt a bit more)
I just "stitched in the ditch" to connect
batting, lining and patchwork
I trimmed the edges, then sewed the side seams,
right sides together. To create the "box" base of the basket
the corners have to be sewn...3" in from the point of the corner
Once you turn the basket right side out,
just flatten the corners into the bottom and
a rectangular base is created.
For the handles, I used leftover rug binding
from the t-shirt rug. I just cut 15" and pinned
to either side on the outside of the basket. Next, I made another
complete basket in lining material and sewed lining
to patchwork right sides together (around the upper edge). I left a small
opening in the lining to turn the whole thing
right side out.
And, here are my two very different baskets.