Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fabric bowls are fun

I was talking to someone about leftover binding strips last week (was it Joan at Moosestashquilting?)

anyways, I got the idea to use the strips to make a coiled basket and wondered if it would work or be too thick?

Finally I got my helper to do the important job of sorting the colors- I picked BLUE.


Here’s my blue pile!


Now all my binding strips were already folded and ironed to I wrapped it around the cording with the raw edges being covered.


Then set to work using a zig zag stitch and blue thread.


I ran out of bobbin thread in the middle, so here’s the progress before I started curving/tilting the bowl in the machine


and TADA! after one bent needle the bowl is done!

(I had different lengths of cording and this one was almost running out and I decided to stop before I got into the really light blues)


I forgot how fun these are, I want to make more!



Have you ever tried to make these?


tubakk said...

I've never tried, but it looks fun. Some day I will give it a try. Thanks for inspiration.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is great!. I love the effect. Very pretty.

Rosa said...

So cool and love your fabric choice!

Podunk Pretties said...

Your helper picked some very pretty fabrics, nice job...both of you!

Melody said...

Looks lovely, your helper picked great fabrics

margaret said...

these bowls are very popular here in the UK Helen Deighton has bought a book out which is pretty amazing and the technique has been shared on our create and craft show where the book keeps selling out

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I made several many years ago but hand stitched them together through the fabric fold instead of machine stitching. I bought yards and yards of cording to make more..lots more but never did. I just might have to dig it out again.