Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Show & Tell - Patchwork Baskets

Happy Thursday :)
Show & Tell Thursday's

A few months ago I read about this great tutorial for fabric buckets on Deb's blog.  Something I definitely wanted to do and make, and so I did!  A couple of gifts for a couple of amazing ladies.

The longest part was laying out all the bits to make sure they roughly fit and then sewing all those bitty pieces together.  Some as small as 1.5"!

Both were made entirely from fabric and scraps in my stash.  I only had super stiff interfacing, so attached vertical strips at intervals to fortify the sides.  It seemed to work ok.

The tutorial was clear and helpful - and I will be making one or two more in time :)

Announcement time!  The winner of the amazing fat quarter set from More than Fabric is...:
Cat with her beanie entry!  Congrats! I'll be in touch shortly to make arrangements : )

With winter well on the way, the giveaway for May: A couple of balls (your choice of colours) of Loyal 8ply Wool and a 5mm Crochet Hook! To be in the draw, you just need to link up during the month. Easy peasy : )

Over to you! Link away! Cant wait to see this weeks's creations : )
L x

Show & Tell Thursday's


  1. Squeeeeeee you know how much I _really_ wanted to win this month

    I LOVED these fabric baskets and now I'm slowly working through my scraps I have an idea or two as to how I could use/gift some of these.

    Thank you again Fiona, More Than Fabric AND Leonie xxx

    1. The perfect prize for you Cat!!!! enjoy xx

  2. Yay for Cat! I've been meaning to make some of these buckets, I was inspired by Deb too! You have re-inspired me!

  3. Yay for cat!!!!!!!!! The bucket is great - our book bucket is well loved. I will link up later when I've taken some photos.

  4. Lucky, lucky Cat, which fabric bundle will you choose? I think you have done an amazing job on the fabric baskets, Leonie.

  5. Great job! Thanks for pointing at the tutorial. I have pinned it to the scarp projects board while I remembered!!

  6. What a gorgeous basket!!

  7. Congrats to Cat (sob) Lucky I love her so much, haha!!!

  8. These baskets are such a great idea. You can use pretty fabric scraps! And congrats to the winner!

  9. I've been collecting scraps- maybe I could make one of these- I love it. I could use it to collect more scraps in, so I could make another, and another and another : )

  10. I love this basket. soo cute

  11. just the person to win it :P
    Also these fabric buckets would be so handy to have....I'll have to add them to my list :))


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