Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fabric Baskets in Blue

The past couple weeks have been busy with family things, but I did get more baskets done. I showed off the fire truck basket that I gave to my son already. These are the remaining blue themed baskets.
I did take the "easy way out" and used pre-quilted cotton fabric for the insides. But I do think it looks nicer than the one I made myself with cotton batting last year. They also stand up nicer.

I have a trio of brown coming soon as well. I still need to figure the pricing on these, so they probably won't be in my shop until after the 1st craft show this season...May 1st, so only a week away!

I know I want to make some smaller & possibly different shapes. But I am trying to decide if I want to make any larger ones. These are about 10-12 inches tall & oval shaped, about 9x6. What do you think? Larger? Or just stick to different shapes & smaller?

10 comments:

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

Super smart to use the prequilted for inside, yes it definately gives more stability... I like to use the prequilted on the back of my quilted pillows and pillow shams for stability and a nice finish!
Good luck with the show!
Blessings~
Cindy

tbranscum said...

Love the baskets. I think larger would be great for holding toys or towels.

storybeader said...

I think I would make different sizes and see what people like... you just never know! They are so cute!!

Beth said...

They look great! I also think having all different sizes is the way to go. Large ones would be great for the beach or picnics. And small ones would be cute on a bedside table and whatever! Love them!

Linda Pruitt said...

Using the pre-quilted fabric is a great idea! Less work! Also, I like the idea of making different sizes too!

Splendid Little Stars said...

They look great! Offering them in different sizes may be good--Beth had some good ideas.

Anitra Cameron said...

Well, this is easy. I agree with everyone! They're beautiful, the pre-quilted material is smart, and different sizes are an excellent idea. =oD I'm picturing 3 sizes on your sale table, in nested sets?

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Love the flower one :)
Good luck at the show!!!
I think larger ones would be nice too. You could throw lots of stuff in them :)

Ruthie said...

Great baskets - good luck on your show!

Patti said...

These are beautifully made and look so sturdy!