Cutest Little Easter or May Day Basket
What a fun Easter or May Day Basket to make! Made out of dyed Sulky® Cut-Away Plus™ stabilizer!
By Diane Gloystein
National Educator representing Sulky of America
- 2 colors of fabric dye (I used aqua & purple)
- 1 square of 12” x 12” Sulky Cut-Away Plus™ stabilizer
- 4 18” x 1” strips of Sulky Cut-Away Plus stabilizer
- 20” length of coordinating 1” wide ribbon
- Sulky Clear Invisible Thread
- 1 spool of Sulky 30 wt. Blendables™ Thread
- BERNINA Ruffler Foot #86
- BERNINA Decorative Stitch Foot # 46C
Dye a 12” square of Sulky’s Cut Away Plus stabilizer with fabric dye. Mix a 2nd color of dye. Dye four 18” x 1” strips of Sulky’s Cut Away + stabilizer.
Draw a 12” x 12” Tic Tac Toe centered in the middle of the 12” dyed stabilizer….In other words, divide the 12” square into 9 even segments.
Cut out the four corners of the Tic Tac Toe you just drew on the stabilizer. Cut slits up the sides, leaving about 1” uncut at the top.
Set your BERNINA to sew your favorite decorative stitch. Stitch down the middle of three 18” x 1” dyed strips.
Weave the strips. As you weave each strip, anchor in place by machine stitching with invisible thread on each side of the basket.
Turn the 1” top edge of your basket down and edgestitch in place with invisible thread.
Attach the #86 Ruffler foot. Set the Ruffler to stitch one pleat per 6”. With a 1” strip of stabilizer beneath the Ruffler foot and the ribbon sandwiched into the Ruffler foot, stitch the ribbon to the 1” dyed stabilizer.
Attach the handle to the basket by machine stitching with invisible thread.
Fill the basket with beautiful spring flowers and deliver a sweet surprise to someone you love!
Beautiful basket and great tutorial!
Barbara Ann Gaylard
I just love the basket. It is really beautiful. The tutorial was excellent also. I don’t have a Ruffler but definitely look into buying one!
This is fabulous & a great idea for my aunt in an assisted living facility. I make sweet items for her which she then shares with those less fortunate. This basket will be a HIT! Thank you ever so much for the tutorial.