Tuesday, July 28

it's a wrap, fabric wrapped clothesline baskets, coasters, hot pads and more!

Fabric wrapped clothesline baskets- what fun! I found a couple of tutorials online when I first started making these baskets. I did not learn from purchasing the book, "It's a Wrap." In fact, I later purchased the book and found it to be a disappointment because I did not learn any new techniques outside of what I had already learned by experimentation. I have created a number of unique baskets, simply by trial and error. I have made large, small, round, oval, skinny, narrow and wide baskets to fit many different purposes and some of which are decorative with little functionality.

I have found the cotton clothesline at Walmart, Lowes and Home Depot. I know the craft stores carry this as well, but figured the prices would be higher since it would be sold as a 'craft item'. Several of my created baskets were made from left over strips or scrap material, but most were color matched to a quilt or the liking of the recipient.

If my tutorial is not clear or you have questions, please let me know. If you would like to see more of my finished baskets please leave me a comment, and I will be glad to post a link for all to see. You can do this! Have fun and share some of pics of your creations with me.


  1. I am enjoying your blog so so much! You are so talented and gifted. These little baskets are so cute, and the tutorial was very clear. If I had a good machine I'd try it; perhaps one day! Anyway, just wanted to tell you how great your blog is and that I'm slowly making my way from the beginning and am enjoying following!!

  2. Your video is great! Well planned and executed. The pictures really do illustrate the step/point and are well lighted and focused. And the verbage takes you along in a clear concise manner. Excellent! I only caught one "zig zap" in the written description, which made me chuckle.

  3. Yeh.. stinks that there is a typo UGH It took me a long time to make this 'video', infact I did it several times and didnt want to take the time to do it AGAIN. I am glad it was helpful. I love making these baskets.

  4. Thank you! I really didn't want to buy the book, short on cash, you know, but I have lots of fabric and your video showed me all I need to know. Future Christmas present are underway!

  5. Fantastic, already bought the rope and now getting fabric cut. what a fantastic job you di with instructions. and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Looking forward to more ideas and instructions.

  6. What a unique idea!!! But, I would wrap the fabric and glue at some spots along the clothesline.
    Anyway, do you have a tutorial on making Hollow Cube quilt blocks?
    Thanks again for the great tute,
    Linda J

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  10. Thanks. This is great! I plan to give this a try!!

  11. Before I go buy what I need and get everything prepped and ready to sew, can this be made on a standard household machine or do I need a heavy duty machine? What make and model do you have and/or suggest?


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