Reversible Quilted Fabric Baskets

Created By:

Sam Fung

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fabric baskets are great for storing your favorite craft and sewing supplies and for decorating and adding splashes of color to your house cheaply. You can make them for different holidays to dress up your holiday table. Make them in different sizes, weather you want them tall of shorter and wider for different uses. They are fun and easy to make and great for kids rooms too.

Basket sizes will vary depending on the size of your quilt sandwich. They are all about 4-1/2” tall.

Janome Supplies Required

2- 14 ½” X 14 ½” Fabric   The finished size for this is approx., 6” X 6” For larger 7” X 7” cut quilt sandwich to 16 ½” X 16”.

1-14 ½” X 14 ½” Batting

Sewing Thread

Sewing Machine

¼” piecing foot (optional)

Walking foot with quilting bar guide

Water-soluble marking pen/iron off pen/chalk



1. Take one of the 14 ¼ X 14 ¼ piece of fabric and fold in quarter and crease near the folded edges.

2. Open up and on the right side draw a 3” line on each of the crease.

3. From the center drawn line, measure over 3”, draw a triangle from there to the center line. Do this to all the drawn lines.

4. Make a quilt sandwich with batting on table, then fabric right side up, and the piece you just finish on top with the right side down. (The wrong side is facing you). Pin to hold in place.

5. Set machine up with walking foot, sew all the way around the square using a ¼” seam allowance, back stitching at the beginning and end, leaving a 6” opening for turning the sandwich.

6. Clip corners, turn inside out, push out corners, and press seams flat. Turn seams from opening in while pressing close.

7. Stitch close to edge the way around, being careful to make sure to catch the open seams.

8. Place quilting bar on walking foot ankle, set bar 1” from center needle position. Start quilting with the bar on the edge of the square all the way around. Once completed the square, move the sandwich with the bar on the line you just finished sewing, and repeat this process.

9. Sew enough rows until you have passed the top of the triangle by at least 3 rows. This will add stability to the sides of the bowl.

10. To make the corners fold on the center marked line, making sure that the top edge is straight and stitch on the diagonal line.  Do this to each side.

11. There are 2 options at this point. You have the corners on the inside or outside. If you want them to be on the inside then turn the bowl inside out, fold the flaps down and press with the iron.

Inside view of basket

If you want the corners to be on the outside, after pressing the seams press the corners flat and stitch across the top edge of the outside fabric.

Flaps can be held down by adding a button or just tacked down by machine or had stitched down. You have many options depending on how you want to embellish it. The possibility is endless.

Be sure to remove all markings from fabric. 

Everyone is Talking about Reversible Quilted Fabric Baskets

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Monday, August 16, 2021

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Very helpful tutorial
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

I'd like to express my gratitude for teaching me this appliqué method. I successfully applied it with small letters, and, so far, it's the most effective among all the methods I've seen and tried.

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