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Baskets & Bowls with Batt-Filled Strips

Updated: May 26, 2022

These big baskets and bowls made from stuffed fabric strips have been fun to make. I am NOT a 'quilter', but for Christmas gifts this year for daughter and daughter-in-law, these projects were my choice and well received.

I just finished the bowl below for my daughter-in-law's birthday, using leftover fabric from her large basket batting strips I found when I ENTIRELY cleaned out my sewing studio in January. This second time through the process, I tried something new for handles, came to some more conclusions about the 'How-To's, AND became aware of how very important it is that the needle plate on any sewing machine has NO gouges in it!

Below is the pattern that got me going, which is pretty similar to all of the 'rope baskets' you'll find out there right now.

This pattern recommends using fusible fleece. Honestly, I don't think that is necessary. It was kinda a pain to use - and expensive in my opinion. When making the bowl last week, I wanted to use up the (NON_fusible) batting I found that was left over from the hassocks I made for the kids back in 2015. Click here for a link to