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.