I first made some quilted baskets when I was pregnant with my first child (around four years ago). I loved making them, as they were a simple project to tackle but were the perfect addition to the nursery for holding nappies and other baby bits. The set I made for our little Pickle is still going strong – and now that nappies are a thing of the past they hold toys!
Since then, I have also made a number of them as gifts. They are a great size for holding make up, toiletries and household items. They are easy to customize and different fabrics can really change their appearance.
Now that I am expecting baby number two I am definitely planning to make some more of these baskets; they are cheap little makes that really get used loads.
I have recently designed a pattern for a patchwork version of the baskets and am teaching a quilted basket workshop at Millie Moon on Saturday 28 April. The workshop runs between 10.30am and 2pm, costs £40 and includes all of the materials. This is a great project for both new and experienced quilters and you will leave with a completed basket. To book a place on the workshop click here or call 01373 464437.