First, I loved making these! So much fun. It was so so difficult to pick out fabrics so I finally committed to these two combos. My sister-in-law is gathering items for her mom-group silent auction event and I happily agreed to make a Divided Basket. I figured it would be perfect, since they’re really great for anything you’d want to store. And I figured if I was making one, I might as well make two!
Again, I used the Pellon Craft-fuse 809 for the exterior pieces in place of my favorite SF101. The craft-fuse gives it a nice crispness that I think holds up better to everyday abuse when the basket is sewn with mostly quilting cottons. One of my first baskets that mocked up, I had sewn with just home dec fabric and fusible fleece. It basically turns into a pile of mush when the kids start tossing it around, so you definitely need the extra something in there. In the pattern, my recommended SF101/fusible fleece/home dec weight fabric is very durable, too though.
I had the Diawobo elephants stashed away forever and the new Art Gallery Leah Duncan print just jumped off the shelf ready to be used.
What else can I say? It’s a great gift giving project. Pretty quick to make and really fun to use.
Pattern: Divided Basket Pattern
Fabrics: Meadow by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics/lining is Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander, lightweight denim from Hancock Fabrics, and Tiny Elephants by Diawabo/lining Stars are by Moda.