Birthday Baskets

a pair of baskets
1 Hour Baskets (Pattern by Hearts and Bees)

I made these fabric baskets a few months ago for Deborah and Peggy, my fellow Quisters (Quilt Sisters). Their birthdays are in March but they didn’t receive their baskets until very recently, which is why I held off posting pictures. (The Quisters try to meet every month but this spring and summer our schedules have just not been meshing. We’re working on that.)

Kelly of kelbysews, one half of the design team Hearts and Bees, posted a tutorial in the spring for the 1 Hour Basket. The tutorial is available as a pdf digital download from Craftsy. In no time at all photos began popping up everywhere on Instagram. When I saw them, I knew right away I wanted to make birthday baskets for Deborah and Peggy.

I made one change in the tutorial directions: I lined the handles with the same fabric used for the basket lining. Here’s a close-up of Deborah’s basket:

Deborah's basket
On Peg’s basket, I turned the handles inside out because I liked the look of the contrasting fabric on the outside:

Peggy's basket
The baskets are perfectly sized to hold a bundle of fat quarters, so of course I tucked some into each basket before wrapping it up.

Happy Birthday, Dear Quisters!

Linking up with Kelly on Needle and Thread Thursday (NTT).




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6 Responses to Birthday Baskets

  1. Bonnie in Va says:

    Those baskets are too stinking cute! I especially like Peg’s basket with the contrasting handles. Nice job!

  2. Jeanne says:


  3. Vickie says:

    Darling baskets. Thanks for the idea! Now I am not seeing where we all sign up to get on the birthday list, tee hee

    have a super day!

  4. Peg says:

    Thank you Dawn! I love my new basket and all the beautiful fabrics!
    Hope to see you soon,

  5. Diane says:

    Very cute! I love things like this that have a million and one potential uses.

  6. Sandy says:

    I love those Dawn. What a nice gift. Lucky friends!

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