Binge basketing

I have been making more of my extra-tall version of the noodle-head divided basket (previous versions here, here, and here), all using a large stripe print from Color Me Happy by V & Co.

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I made this one for my dear Mum, who earned it (and then some) by taking my boisterous boys for a week when we went on vacation this winter.

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I knew she wanted to use this as a general carry-all so I changed the placement of the handles and made them longer. I’d love to have one of these for myself to tote quilts around for photo shoots. A beautiful quilt deserves a beautiful bag, right? It would have to be a couple inches bigger for that purpose I think. And maybe with a laminate bottom to withstand the inevitable weather issues that arise when there’s quilt photography going on.

This one is for Kris, winner of the barn door quilt along giveaway.

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And these two are a part of a really fun birthday swap I’m participating in.

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For Julie, who blogs at 627 Handworks.

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For Nicole, who blogs at Snips Snippets.

Would you guys like to see a tutorial on how I make these? You’d still need the noodle-head pattern (but trust me – you won’t be sorry). Her version is perfect for a diaper station (baby shower gift!), a craft holder for kids, or storing your english paper piecing by the couch. My version was originally designed for scrap storage and would also be a great toy bucket.

Don’t forget to sew along with us tonight if you’re on instagram!

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I’m really looking forward to it because it has been a completely unproductive week here, due to my preschooler’s spring “break.” We still have several inches of snow on the ground, so it’s been interesting trying to keep him entertained inside. Tonight will be just what I need to get back into the swing of things. I hope to see you there!