How cute is this fabric? It is by Cotton and Steel. I am participating in a swap. We are to make a One Hour Basket and fill it up with some goodies. We are swapping with the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. It really did only take an hour except I was taking pictures and I do a bit more pressing than it says in the directions.
This fabric is like a heavy linen and perfect for this project.
To make the handles was pretty easy overall.
I bought this heat proof ruler just for this reason. I can never get those edges even and looking nice.
Look how nice and perfect they look!
It made it super easy to fold over, press and stitch.
Here is another come in handy kind of tool. A pressing stick for small areas that are hard to get the iron into so you can get crisp seams.
I also have a whole bunch of churn dashes to make before March. I do a few every day so it is not so overwheming.
I cut my strips in half which added to my workload but definitely are more accurate. It was worth the extra time. So they were 20" lengths instead of 40".
I am getting ready to do something I haven't done in a very, very long time! So far so good!