Another 1 Hour Basket

I’m going through all the pictures I have of unshared projects and here’s another one!

Even though this one is old, I love it! This is a 1 hour basket that I made for a SMQG swap ages ago! This wasn’t my first rodeo, as they say, with the one hour basket. Which technically isn’t one hour if you are piecing and quilting it. Well, at least not for me! I made another one back in 2015. Both times I used the tutorial from Kelby Sews.

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For this one I used the techniques from Sew Katie Did’s Psychedelic Baby Quilt Class. I made a bunch of triangles, sewed them together and then added a top and bottom border.

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For this one, I used ribbon for the handles, rather than making actual handles. And I used some of my favorite fabric, the sprinkles from Cotton and Steel!

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I mentioned this was for a swap. And in the swap, I got this awesome Sew Together bag made by Kristy. I LOVE this bag! I use it all the time! But I’ve always been scared to make my own, so I was so excited to get it in the swap!

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OK, here’s where I need your help! Every year, I make the kiddo’s teacher a tote bag. This year his teacher is a Mr. Do I make a Mr. a totebag? Or do I make a Mr. a 1 hour basket for his desk? Or do you have an even better idea for a Mr. teacher? I was kinda thinking a 1 hour basket might be a nice idea…. Hmmm! Love to hear your thoughts!

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Comments

  1. Omgoodness This is beautiful!!!!

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  2. Rochelle Summers says:

    If you use some masculine colors, the one hour basket could be cool. Leave off the handles or maybe use some rope for the handles. And fill it with some useful items for the teacher!

  3. aquilterstable says:

    One of my few guy gifts has been a boxy pouch. I made it with waxed canvas but I’m sure you have some guy-appropriate fabric. Tho I think the basket could be cool too.

  4. What a fun basket! I think Mr. Teacher would really like a new basket with more masculine colors and rope as mentioned before. Happy sewing !!!

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