All Tucked Up! – Fabric Manipulation

christmas basket 3

Tucked panel on the front of the basket

On Monday’s P&Q class at Franklins, Salisbury we attempted some fabric manipulation. Emma demonstrated a technique of a panel of ¼ inch tucks that are stitched down in opposite directions which results in a very tactile piece of work. As we always like to have a project in which to incorporate new techniques, Emma showed us a storage basket. The project does not take a great deal of fabric and is ideal for using up remnants from fabric stash.

Requirements for the storage basket that we made are as follows:- 2 x fat eights, one of which will be “tucked” plus a fat quarter for the lining. Also required is some foam wadding.

By the end of the class we had all completed the length of tucked fabric and I finished the construction of the basket at home. I am especially pleased with the result and plan to make more baskets in different sizes- maybe a set of 3 that when empty will sit inside one another. Yet another idea for Christmas presents?

christmas basket reverse

Christmas printed reverse panel of thebasket