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Rain Walk Divided Basket

Rain Walk Divided Basket by Anna Graham

I don’t think I’ve gone this long without making a Divided Basket before! It’s always such a satisfying finish and so useful. They’re fun to fill with pretty much anything and I’ve seen them filled with all sorts of gifts with all different themes, love that!

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These have always been great for the coraling of diapers, and the main reason I created the pattern in the first place – perfect baby gift! It seems like yesterday that we were using diapers like crazy, but my girls are in 2nd and 4th grade already. It made me feel very┬ánostalgic thinking back to that time and how it passed so quickly (and I always always love that I got to be around for awesome times like these). This was the first time I’ve bought diapers since I put together a basket for my niece when she was born. Makes me desperately wish for a ‘pause’ button.

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I’ve taken a liking to using Soft and Stable for the interfacing on this project. If you’re new here, I’ve written a bunch of tips for working with Soft and Stable with this pattern that you can read. You can read those posts HERE and HERE for more tips. Anyway, I had fun picking through my stash for lining fabrics. I had been hoarding this arrow print (designed by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics) for what feels like too long. I love the splashes of color it adds! And did you see Maureen’s new collection that’ll be shown at quilt market in a few weeks? Love it.

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Hope you’re having a great fall and soaking up all the sunshine.


Pattern: Divided Basket
Fabric: Rain Walk Canvas in Ripple in Green (by me for Cloud9 Fabrics) and Wild & Free by Maureen Cracknell,
with a little chambray thrown in

Rain Walk can be found at these fine shops!


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10 thoughts on “Rain Walk Divided Basket

  1. Yolanda says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern! I don’t know how many I’ve made for new mom friends. At least 15. I recently made one for a new mom who went back to work a couple of months after baby. Her husband is a stay at home dad and he loves the caddy (made in Out to Sea and Mendocino fabrics)! It holds his phone, the baby’s bottles and diapers, the remote control. It goes everywhere they go. He calls it the Daddy Caddy.

    I love the Soft and Stable for this pattern.

  2. This is a great basket. The fabrics are awesome. I just finished making a Road Trip Case. Your pattern is great.

  3. Erica says:

    I love that arrow fabric! Awesome as always!

  4. liz n. says:

    This is one of my favorite Noodlehead patterns. Like every pattern of yours that I’ve sewn, it’s great as is, AND is easily modified. For example: my knitting basket is the Divided Basket with a few changes: I added an extra divider so that there are three sections, added grommets to the sides to feed yarn through, and added a weighted bottom (essentially, a small, flat pillow stuffed with walnut shells).

    And now that another grandchild is on the way, I get to sew up some more Divided Baskets for the baby’s room! ­čśÇ

  5. Karen says:

    This is such a great pattern, Anna. And look at how you lined up all the Ripples from the side of the basket down through the outer pocket–Yowzers!

  6. Marsha says:

    This is a terrific pattern and I’m am so happy I purchased this last year. It’s a great bag to have around the house, to gift, and no one is every sad to receive one of these. Love your latest one!

  7. Karen says:

    shop doesn’t seem to be working.

  8. This one is really PERFECT! Nice pattern, great fabric! I hope we can find your fabric soon here in Belgium :-)))

  9. Cindy says:

    I have always loved this pattern and love your choices of fabric!:) And thank you for the tips on using the Soft and Stable!:) I see making lots of these in the near future!!

  10. Maria says:

    Gorgeous basket and such lovely fabric choices! I have to get this pattern for myself! =)

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