Embroidery Designs are from A Country Easter Collection
The grass is from the Safari Collection.
“You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen!…”
Mark 16:6 NIV
A purchased plastic Easter basket with removable handle
Background fabric enough to cover your basket.
Batting enough to cover your basket.
Two 2 1/2” strips for binding or matching purchased binding.
Two 2” strips for handle
Your choice of trim enough to go where you want to put trim on your basket. Each one of mine were different
1. Take the handle off the bucket.
2. Measure around the largest part of your basket and add 1” for your seam allowance.
3. Measure your bucket form top to the bottom and double it. Example mine was 6” so my total was 12” then add 1/2”.
4. That measurement will be what your cut rectangle will be. Mine was 12 1/2 x 26”.
5. Cut your strip lengthwise. Fold in 1/2 and press. The lower half will be the outside of your bucket the upper will be on the inside.
6. Mark the center of the bottom of your strip for your embroidery.
7. You will probable want to use some kind of iron on stabilizer or a spray adhesive because your fabric might not fit completely in the hoop.
Then you can hoop both the fabric and the stabilizer as one piece. Please make sure to unfold your fabric before you embroider. The folded part will mark the top and the raw edge is the bottom.
8. The next step is to sandwich the batting into the back and front of the basket cover.
9. Then safety pin your quilt sandwich together.
A fist width is a good measurement.
10. Quilt as desired.
11. Cut off extra so it now measures your exact measurements from the beginning when you measured your basket.
12. Next measure from the center front top of your basket to the place your handle goes.
13. Then you will measure that distance from the center and bottom half of your now quilted piece.
14. Mark both side (remember it is the lower half of the fabric so it will be on the outside of your basket. These marks will be placements for buttonholes.
15. Make button holes over the marks large enough for your handles to fit through. Cut the button holes open.
16. It is now time to decide what kind of trim you will have.
If you have a sew on trim, sew your trim just below the fold line on the front of your quilted piece now.
17. Now fold your quilted piece right sides together and sew short sides together1/2” seam allowance. Press seam open. 18. Bind both top and bottom of your piece.
18. You can now slide this on your basket and fold the top over and into the inside of your basket lining up your button holes with the handle placement.
19. Now to start the handles. Measure the length of the handle and double it. That is how long you want the 2” strip to be.
20. Sew the 2” strips right sides together 1/4” seam allowance.
21. Fold both ends 1/4” to the wrong side and press.
22. Turn the tube to the right side. I used tube turners. Press.
23. Top stitch 1/2” from the long sides to form a casing for the handle.
24. Insert the handle and scrunch fabric until it is completely on the handle
26. Place handle on the basket through the button holes. Attach to the plastic basket .
27. Trim however you wish here are some examples to choose from.
Buttons Lace and Pearls Rick Rack
Created by Lisa J. Reynolds