I was smitten! My first basket came together in less than an hour, and I had all of the necessary supplies on hand. (A layer of batting and muslin gives it some substance—no special interfacing required.) I showed my creation to the guild’s board and set the swap wheels in motion.
The basket for my swap partner sewed up just as quickly as my trial run. That second basket led to two more (for quilty friends who needed a little pick-me-up), and baskets #3 and #4 led to even more (for teachers at the end of the school year). In fact, my year-to-date total is 15 Pixie Baskets! I’ve given away all but the first one I made, filling them up with gift cards or chocolates or fat quarters.
The pattern proved to be a decent way to use up scraps, and I put some cherished bits into these wee receptacles ...
|These three baskets feature fabric from Rae Hoekstra, Heather Bailey, |
and Lizzy House.
|Fifteen Pixies are too many to fit in one picture!|
|Even the insides are pretty. : )|
There are a few other patterns I’ve made en masse—that is, three or more at a time—including drawstring bags, totes, other totes, pouches, and tissue cozies.
How about you? Do you have any go-to patterns when you need a quick gift (or 15!)?