Cut perfect curves with a rotary cutter instead of scissors—just follow the line.
No measuring! No templates!
Inklingo makes baskets more fun!
- Innovative combo layouts save fabric and time.
- Piece or appliqué the handle.
- Use a rotary cutter or scissors to cut the curves.
- Many design variations with simple shapes to sew by machine or by hand.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
Basket quilt blocks have never been easier! Cut perfect curves with a rotary cutter instead of scissors—just follow the line.
No measuring! No templates!
1. Many Design Possibilities
When I set baskets on point like this, I also use the On-Point shape collection to print the squares and the triangles for the corners (HST) and edges (QST).
- On-Point Triangles for 3-inch Squares
- On-Point Triangles for 4.5-inch Squares
- On-Point Triangles for 6-inch Squares
2. Simple to Decide How Much Fabric
The diagrams for every shape make it simple to shop your stash for scraps or get the latest fabric from the quilt shop for a modern quilt.
3. Seven Combo Layouts
Inklingo quilters love combo layouts. When one fabric is used for several shapes, you can print them all on one sheet of fabric. That often saves fabric and saves time, so you can start sewing sooner.
4. Easy to Cut
Printing the shapes on fabric makes cutting easier and more accurate than using templates.
Use scissors or a rotary cutter. Just cut on the lines. No measuring. No templates! No expensive machines or tools—and there are perfect stitching lines and matching marks printed on every piece!
5. A Choice of Sizes
I almost did not do the 3-inch size but the baskets are so cute and so much fun to sew that it has been the most popular size so far.
The 4.5 and 6-inch baskets can look wonderful with any other 4.5 and 6-inch blocks like stars, log cabin, and others.
6. Lessons and Tips on the blog.
The blog is searchable (“other pages”) too.
7. NEW Back-basting tutorial on QuiltingHub
Basket quilt blocks can be used in many ways but some quilters hesitate because of the handles.
Inklingo gives you a choice—appliqué OR pieced handles on your basket quilt blocks.
Click for a larger view of the slideshow for pieced basket handles.
Even when I machine piece the rest of the basket, I usually hand piece the handles, but it is possible to sew the hand on the 6-inch Basket by machine.
I think you will want to try the pieced option too—even if you normally prefer appliqué.
- Easier than appliqué for some quilters.
- Simple preparation.
- Curves that are easy to cut and easy to sew. (Rotary cut or scissors cut)
- Design options include having a different fabric under the handle,
so the basket can be full of flowers—or something else!
Printing the shapes on fabric gives us more flexibility and better results.
Print the handle outline on the back of the fabric for appliqué OR print 3 shapes on the fabric to piece the handle.
There is more info about hand piecing curves in an article on the blog.
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