Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Let’s Twist with Batiks Blog Hop

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It’s the first day of the Twisty Batik Blog Hop.
I was thinking about what to make and looked at my batik stash and didn’t have THAT much and then on the theme “Twist” hmmm.
Then I got the idea!
I found this fun tie dye batik and cut it into strips.
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Then TWISTED it around cotton cording and began zigzagging
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and TWISTING some more and zigzagging
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into THIS!
A fabric basket.
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Of course my little inspector had to inspect it and see if it was good enough!
“Yup Mommy, I think Mdm Samm and Mary would approve… Go ahead and post it”
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How would you like to make a similar basket?
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Connecting threads is sponsoring a giveaway
a 2 1/2” strip pack of these fall/winter batiks (24)
To US and CANADA only.

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You’d just need to get some cotton cording, I’ve found some at JoAnn’s or amazon here
It may be better to cut these strips in half when wrapping the cording-
so 1 1/4” wide
Just comment below and let me know if you’ve ever made a basket like this or not…. I’ll pick a winner on the September 30th
(Yikes it’s almost October!!)

Here’s the other ladies today
Have fun looking!
September 25
Beaquilter (me)





142 comments:

Carla said...

Aaww. That's such a sweet basket and I love your pictures of the inspection. I've never made fabric baskets in that way, but it looks like something I would try.

Amy said...

Love your twist on Batiks! It is just a lovely basket.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have played with very few Batiks - small bits in scrap bags from other quilts 'gleaning'. But I think a basket would be a fun way to use them - never made one, so a new venture.

Judy B said...

I love your basket, and yes I have made them, sew much fun! Thank you for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

I love this. So special. Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

I love your batik basket. It is so cool. Thanks for sharing

Judy said...

Hey, that looks fine!! I have a book which just sleeps in the shelve, about making baskets the way you did yours, and I think I really should give it a try!!!
Looks very nice! Great idea!

Debbie said...

We all could use a basket inspector like yours, Bea! I've never gotten around to making a basket like that yet, but I've had the cord sitting on my sewing table for a couple of years already!

Julie said...

Love the batik basket!!! I have never made one but am putting it on my To Do list. Thanks

Thearica said...

Love the fabric basket! I bought the supplies but have not made one yet.. I need to get to that!

charlotte said...

Very cool basket. I have never made one. Oops...September only has 30 days in it. lol Love your inspector.

Nana B said...

What a beautiful and useful project. I have making a basket on my to do list.

Mdm Samm said...

yes batiks basket..you got it...I do remember seeing many of these...your model PEACE child....

InGa said...

Baskets are fun to sew, but I used "plastic" rope.., and that works too... :-)
It's good you got it approved.
Perfect idea.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

What a fun way to "twist" to the 60s!! I've never made a basket like this, but I'd love to try :)

Gingini said...

Haha! Your Twist on batiks basket looks great!

Jeanie said...

Love your twist on the twist to the 60's! I have two books on making these baskets, but have yet to make one. I just love them though, and must make one soon! Thanks for inspiring me!

JoyceLM said...

Pretty basket. I've never made one this way - looks like fun.

Lisa Marie said...

I have admired baskets like that but have never made one. I would love to give it a try! Yours is lovely -- but not quite as cute as your model!

withajoyfulheart said...

Cute little basket...way to twist!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

How very neat!! I've never made a basket....

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great idea to make a batik basket. It's really nice!

Linda said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Russell said...

Oh, that is beautiful! Haven't made them but would love to try!

Connie said...

What a neat basket and a great Twist on Batiks!! I've seen these but never made one and would love to! It is always great to have a inspector around too!

Debbie Rogowski said...

you make that basket look so easy. I've never made one but it looks great!!

MooseStash Quilting said...

As long as your little inspector approves, life is good. Now all good inspectors put their number on things. Her's must be #1! LOL
I have found that the clothes lines at Ace Hardware is perfect for those bowls too, and half the price of what they try to sell you at shops and shows.

Pat S. said...

Making a basket is on my bucket list of things to make. Reading your post has boosted it to the top of the list. Thanks sew much for sharing and the the opportunity to win some lovely batiks, too! :-D

Linda said...

I love your little basket! I've never made one, but it looks like fun to make!

KatheG said...

I have made fabric baskets in the past but they were wrapped around the cords. This is something that I have wanted to do but haven't had the time. Thanks for sharing.

ledamewood said...

I have not made one of these bowls before. I bought a book to learn, but alas I have not jumped in. There is a class coming up at Mary Jo's I'm thinking about taking to give me the push to learn.

Lori S said...

I have seen a few friends make these but I haven't tried it myself. Would live to try!

Vickie said...

Bea, your basket is cute and creative, but the inspector is a little doll !

quiltmania said...

I don't know what's cuter, the basket or your little inspector! I have made one basket, but would be delighted to make another.

tisme said...

I have not made one yet, but have a little one that a friend made me. If I made one, it would be out of batiks, because I love that fabric!

barb said...

I have not made one yet, but they would make wonderful christmas presents! babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

Joyce Carter said...

I love the basket and the very cute little inspector. Thank you for sharing. I have made fabric baskets before but never like this. This is new to me.

mlcquilts said...

I haven't made a basket like that but it is on my list of to do projects (which just grows and grows). Thanks for sharing
Mary

Charlene S said...

I have never made a basket but looks like fun.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous basket! I have a book on making baskets and I have the cord (somewhere!) but I yet to make one. Not sure what I'm waiting for but I'm moving it towards the top of my bucket list!

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful basket, Bea. Love it. These baskets are on my to-do list, so this would be a great opportunity. Thanks so much for sharing.

Carol said...

I have never made a basket, but yours is definitely one I might try...very cool!

Patty Howe said...

I like your basket. Are they difficult to do? I have wanted to do this for years(even bought the cord) but life keeps getting in the way. :)

Vicki H said...

Love the shape of your basket. I would like to try making one someday.

TheStylishHome said...

I haven't made a basket like that...yet :D You made it look pretty simple!

patchouli moon studio said...

Oh yes I have made tons of fabric wrapped baskets, but it's a lot cheaper to wrap around cotton clothesline, rather than that cotton cording. Clothesline isn't as soft, but the basket shape holds it's shape better. I also prefer to use 1/2" strips to wrap.
Your basket and the colors are just beautiful.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I have never made a basket like that but two shelves and two tubs in my sewing space are all batiks.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I've never made on of these baskets even though I have purchased 2 packages of the cording--it's been on my to-do list for ever!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Loveyour basket. I have made a few but would love to try it with the pretty batiks.

JanesQuilting said...

So cool. I always wanted to make a basket just never took the time. I think it is time.

Brandy Pettit said...

I have not made a basket before, this is actually only the 2nd time I've seen one! Thank you for the opportunity to learn how!
~Brandy

Margaret said...

I have never made a basket but that is such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing

Kathy H said...

Beautiful basket. I have bought some of those and have wanted to make them forever. I have seen bowls and baskets for baking dishes and such cute purses and totes too. I have even bought the cording. Hopefully this will spur me on to try some. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Your bowl is so cute. Great job, love that batik. Thank you for being part of this fun hop.

Sandy said...

I have seen these bowls made, but have never attempted one. So cute. Thanks for sharing with us. Pssst: September only has 30 days! ;)

Scrapatches said...

Lovely basket. I have never made one but would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

LeAnne said...

I haven't made a basket yet, but it looks like a lot of fun.

Abbigail said...

I've made baskets but never a fabric one. If your little inspector likes them then they must be great!

sandra said...

Let's twist again, what a cute idea, I love your bowl and that is something I have never made but it looks like fun.

Lori said...

your basket is lovely. Nope, I have never made a basket. I would love to try my hand at it. I love the little inspector. I had two myself, they were always helping, LOL. I now have a four legged one. Boy he is more into things than my two 2 legged ones. But gotta love it.

Kathy L said...

I've never made a basket like that but would like to try.

Lou said...

Have never made a basket like that but have thought about it a a few times:)
Looks so easy to make:)
Thanks! Oh and great job on yours!

Moneik said...

I haven't made a basket, but have made a rug with my purple scraps. I pick up the cotton cording at Lowe's in the clothesline aisle.

tink's mom said...

That's a great basket. Is it as easy to make as you make it appear? Definetly need to give that a try.

Crickets Corner said...

Such a cute basket and the other cutie seems to approve of it as well. I've never made a basket like this but have all the supplies so I should give it a try.

Karen said...

Great basket. I've not made one of these, but it is on my list of "someday" projects.

delaineelliott said...

Love your basket! What a great idea. I have never made a basket like that but the method is fascinating.

JANET said...

I have a book on how to make the bowls, and the cording, but I have not made one yet. Something always seems to get in the way.

Teresa in Music City said...

Love your basket Bea!!! I am signed up to take a class to learn how to make one next month - so that fabric would come in real handy *hint-hint!*
LOL!!

Judy1522 said...

What a cute basket! No, I have never made a basket like that I didn't realize they were so easy to make.

Mara said...

OMG! I have never seen anything like this before, it is AWESOME!

crafter1953 said...

Hi, thanks for the giveaway, I have never made a bowl but I would love to try. If I win I will make one.

Aimee said...

I've actually tried making baskets like this with yarn, not fabric. It turned out not fantastic. Yours looks beautiful.

Rose Best said...

What a lovely idea the basket

Pat V. said...

I've never made a basket like this, yours is lovely! These colors would make a great basket, thanks for the chance to win.

carla said...

Hi!!! Very pretty basket!!! I have not made one!!! Love your inspector!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a fun bowl!!!

Debby said...

That is a beautiful basket! A lot of twisting went on there, I can see. Thanks for showing the steps!

Beth said...

I haven't made a basket, but with the holidays coming, I'd like to give it a try-- these would make great gifts.

legato1958 said...

Your basket is very pretty! I have not made a basket this way. I did make a bag, with batting in between the strips, in place of the cord.

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Frances Campbell said...

What a great way to use your batiks. I never did make a rope bowl but it looks like a project I would like to try.

Theresa said...

Very lovely basket. Thanks for sharing.

Michele T said...

I have never made a basket with fabric, but it looks like an easy project and has a folky look which I love!!!

madebymeinred said...

Never thought of batiks for the bowls. Yours is gorgeous and so is the tot.

Quilting Tangent said...

No, I have never made fabric baskets. At least they are soft and safe enough for the baby and pretty. The fabric giveaway looks really pretty.
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Nancy said...

I have seen these baskets for a number of years but have yet to try one. I think it is the sewing to make it into the form of a besket rather than a wobbly flat (maybe distorted) blob.
Yours looks so nice and the photos make it look easy to make. Thanks for posting.

ellen said...

I've got all the fixins to make a bowl; haven't done so yet. I need to start 'twisting' now.

Debbie said...

The basket is so cool! I haven't attempted one yet but you have inspired me to try!

Annette Schultz said...

Love the handles on your basket. I have made similar baskets in the past but that was some 15+ yrs ago ... may have to re visit that idea again. thanks for sharing
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Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love your basket..I have seen your baskets before and love them. I am going to have to try to make one. Thank you for sharing..

Lisa said...

No, I have never made a basket but I would love to learn how! Yours is beautiful!

Mary Ellen said...

No i have never made one it would be interesting to give it a try.
yours looks very nice.The color is beautiful.

Barb said...

I've never made a basket with cording and fabric strips. I wonder what it would be like making one with skinny strips and thin cord--might have to hand stitch...

Leah said...

Great idea to twist with! I love these baskets and have made several myself. They hold my scrap fabrics, and buttons. I haven't tried the handles yet, yours are spectacular!

Jane S. said...

I've never made a basket from fabric before! I have done a few by wrapping yarn around clothesline, but the fabric strips sure would be faster. Thanks for the nice giveaway. :)

jmniffer said...

I've never made a basket with batiks...heck, I've never thought of making a basket with fabric of any kind! Your basket looks amazing and I would love to try making one myself. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I've never made a fabric basket, but I'd like to. Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan said...

I have never made a basket like this, but you make it look easy.

jan said...

Far out! That is way cool man! You are Twisted! And no i aint never twisted one of these up but it looks like fun. Dont know if I would be coordinated enough to do it though. And I am so glad your little inspector approved - adorable!
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Sewbig said...

Looks like a great basket project! Thanks for the chance to win.

Emily C said...

Love the basket. Have not made anything similar, although I do make tote bags.

Kelly Grace said...

I haven't made a basket with cording in many years, but I did pick up cording awhile ago to try again. Just need to find the time to do it!

SewLindaAnn said...

I have not made one. I love the way your little one inspects your project!

Margaret said...

I have made two baskets like this. The first one was some batik fabric I cut off when trimming a quilt after it was quilted. I cut my strips 3/4 inch wide.

Janarama said...

Beautiful basket Bea! I never made one, but would like to. Looks like Sonja is really checking out your basket so she can figure out how to make one of her own. ; )

Jan Baker said...

I have been wanting to try a basket. My sons got me one for my birthday and I love it.

Rhonda Kennedy said...

I have never made a basket but I have admired yours. Does instructions come with it? :)

Createology said...

Yes, I did make one decades ago when it was hand rip strips of fabric, wrap the cording and hand sew the rings together to form a basket. Your zig zap machine approach looks much quicker and friendlier. Thank you for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

Deb said...

I have never made a basket. But it is on my to do list. I like your handles. hmmmm...

Joyce said...

I have not made a fabric basket yet but I would like to. the fabrics are lovely. By the way my son arrived in Copenhagen yesterday. He is visiting a high school friend who is playing basketball there. This is his first trip to Europe and he is very excited and nervous. I love reading your blog. I have followed for a while.

SewCalGal said...

Your basket is beautiful. I've made a few baskets years ago, but pretty basic. I haven't made any with handles, nor with such pretty fabric. Love yours.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Pauline said...

A basket! What a great idea! Totally sixties! Thanks for sharing!

BizyStitches said...

baskets are so useful but I've never made one like yours. My sister-in-law made one sorta like this and gave it to me as a gift. Thanks for the fun.

Nancy in IN said...

I haven't made a cord basket but I have reed and fabric baskets. Fun

Betty Beaumont said...

Never made a basket. I have the cording & an instruction book, just need to get to it.

Audrey said...

I have the book, the cording, the fabric and now the inspiration to get my fabric bowl done. Baskets are so useful I really don't know why I haven't one made yet. Thanks for sharing. Your basket is lovely and your inspector adorable.

Machelle said...

I never thought of trying something like this. Nice was it hard to sew through the cording and twisted fabric?

Heleen Groot said...

Beautiful basket. What a great idea! I loved seeing your inspector too. Did he approve....only you didn't say! Love it, thank you!

Patricia said...

Not yet, it's on my 'to do' list. Nice bowl!

StitchinByTheLake said...

My friend made me a similar basket and I love it! I have it beside my machine with all my necessaries in it. :) blessings, marlene

Catskill Quilter said...

I have never made a basket - love yours! - but if I did, I would definitely use batiks.

shawn said...

Your bowl is great, I always wondered how those were made.
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Robin said...

That bowl is awesome! I've never made one like that.....yet!!! Hehe

GG said...

I started a fabric rug once- but not a fabric basket. How useful!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

God ide og super flot!
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Nancy M. said...

never made a basket like that. I loved it but mostly that sweet thing that inspected it for you. thanks for the giveaway

Cecilia said...

Your basket is pretty. I've never made one, but you make it look easy. Thanks for sharing.

Linda J said...

Lovely basket and definitely in the circular, twisty mode. Smiling about your little quilty inspector.

I've never tried one of these and I think I have the cording on hand since I was going to use it on chair pad piping and never got them made. THX for the giveaway opportunity.

Carrie P. said...

what an awesome basket. I have not made one because I don't think my sewing machine could handle sewing it together

Vivian said...

I have not made a basket like that but my sister makes them all the time so I have a few that I keep quilting stuff in. Would love to win some batiks!! thanks

Sherryl said...

I've never made one of those baskets ... but I've always wanted to! (hint hint)
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

That basket is really cool. Looks like it would be fun to make!

Mom C said...

Not exactly like yours but I have made baskets with cording and fabric. They were great fun. I have a christmas wreath base3d on that technique. Thanks.

Just Quilt It said...

I love your "twisted" basket! I bought the cord, but I have never gotten around to trying it. This is beautiful and just the push I need!

Suze said...

A great basket! I've thought about trying a basket from time to time and never have. This is a great inspiration to push me in that direction. I love the colors in the batik. Thanks for participating and it is easy to understand why your inspector approves.

Michele said...

That was a great idea and I'm glad that your inspector approved. No I haven't made a basket and probably won't for a while. I have too many other projects on my To Make list.

Deb said...

I have the supplies and just haven't gotten to the basket yet; yours is sweet!

Sallie said...

Yes, I have made a basket similar to yours. Thanks for the giveaway!

LJ said...

Your did a great job on the basket. I've not made a basket exactly like this but did make a box which I love and holds our receipts on the desk. Connecting Threads has super service.

OhioLori said...

Oh my goodnes!!! Yes!! made a small basket like this, for a gift...years ago it seems! Would love to make one for my sewing room! Would make a cool project basket!

Julie in WA said...

I have not made a basket like yours. I admire them, but I have not had the motivation. It would mean pulling out the old machine that does the zigzag. It is a work horse of a machine, but my Juki straight stitch only is my machine of choice!

Rhonda D. said...

I have never made a basket like this, but I would like to try.
Thanks for the chance to win!

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