The Ultimate Palate Cleanser: A 1-Hour Basket

This past week was a little crazy at work and after finishing a couple of lap sized quilts and a few garments, I needed a simple and quick sew. Whenever that happens, I almost always make a zipper pouch, but I remembered that my daughter-in-law recently requested a basket for my grand-daughter's room so I pulled out my Amy Butler fat quarters, pulled up the 1-Hour Basket Tutorial I saved years ago (from Kelby Sews) and got sewing!

I used the same fabric for the exterior and lining but didn't have enough to make the handles so I chose a mint fabric with the cutest gold polka dots on it for those. 

The mint background on that fabric matches the Amy Butler fabric almost perfectly - I'm really pleased with how this looks.

The pattern calls for fusible fleece to give the exterior fabric some body and structure, but I prefer using Annie's Soft and Stable for my 1-Hour Baskets. The seams are a lot thicker, but nothing the walking foot on my Suki sewing machine can't handle!

This will be perfect for hair accessories or small toys.

And now I can go back to my Spring/Summer capsule plans and start planning a queen sized quilt for my daughter who just go her own apartment.


  1. I also love this pattern! I have made so many of these over the years. The interfacing choice is crucial. I also purchased a "friends of the hour basket" pattern from her, which has a bunch of other shapes and sizes. It's a great pattern for scrap busting. Your version is very cute!


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