Basket Quilt Blocks in Lots of Styles and Sizes
Baskets quilt block patterns are designed in what seems like an endless number of ways, and the blocks are so varied that I'm sure you can find one that's perfect the next time you design a basket quilt.
Basket block patterns are an all-time favorite and can be used for any quilting purpose.
- Use basket quilt block patterns for block swaps with your friends or create your own unique quilt.
- Multiples of the same block look wonderful within a... quilt, and several like-sized basket blocks can be used to design a sampler quilt.
- Most patchwork basket blocks have lots of pieces, making them a perfect choice when you'd like to create a scrap quilt.
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The baskets are not difficult at all to make, and you can choose one or more methods to add a handle.
The quilt block pattern outlines the types of fabrics used in the forum event, and they look super when sewn in that way, but always feel free to change fabrics to suit your needs. The basket blocks finish at 6-inches square and would make a lovely baby quilt.
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Amish Baskets is another large quilt block, finishing at 15-inches square. You can make it in the Amish style (solid fabrics) as shown, or change the design completely by sewing with florals, geometrics, reproduction prints, batiks or any other type of fabric you desire. I'm a big fan of Civil War era prints, but fabrics from the 1920s and 1930s might be a nice choice for this pretty basket quilt block.
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Grape Basket Quilt Block Pattern (10-inches)
Grape Basket is a traditional quilt block that I saw while driving the route of a quilt barn trail in North Carolina. I've reproduced its vibrant colors as closely as possible but choose different fabrics if bright fabrics aren't among your favorites.
This basket block is assembled a bit differently than other traditional designs, but the steps are easy to accomplish.
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Berry Basket Quilt Block Pattern (12-inches)
The Berry Basket quilt block pattern includes a couple of options. The first shows you how to make a single scrap block by sewing pieces one block at a time. The second method explains how to strip piece the basket's base, with yardages and instructions for twelve Berry Basket quilt blocks.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Fruit Baskets Quilt Block Pattern (12-inches)
A small basket sits at each corner of this easy 12" x 12" patchwork quilt block. You'll find options for creating the basket handles, including a template for applique. Use traditional needleturn applique, sew and turn, fusible web -- any applique method you desire.
You can eliminate the traditional handle if you like, and fill your baskets with yoyos or shapes cut from pictorial fabrics, such as floral or fruit motifs.
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This is one of my favorite basket quilt blocks. Sun and Shadows finishes at 12" x 12", and is a ready-made on-point design. It's a wonderful block to use in strippy set quilts (quilts in vertical or horizontal rows that are separated by some type of long border), but it works nicely in any design you'd like to create.
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Four Little Baskets Quilt Block Pattern
Make this patchwork quilt block with a black background and vibrant colors as shown, or switch back to the traditional look -- a neutral background and small-scale prints. You can design the block in any way that suits you, and sew it in either a scrappy or orderly fashion.
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Tapestry Basket Quilt Block Pattern (15-inches)
I think you'll like the Tapestry Basket block, with its bunches of half square triangles. The handle can either be appliqued (you'll find a link to a template) or fashioned in some other way. Fill the basket with flowers if you like (applique, yo-yos or other dimensional units).Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Woven Baskets Quilt Block Pattern (12-inches)
Woven Baskets has a half-square triangle unit base and handle, but the design looks a little like a dual basket. Play around with colors and color values to create a totally different look for your Woven Baskets quilt blocks.
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I love this basket quilt block.The large block measures 16-inches square and has loads of patchwork. Make the block in an orderly design, as shown, or grab fabrics from your scrap bin and really mix it up.
The blocks are suitable for either an on-point or straight setting. Place one of the blocks on-point to create a lovely medallion center for a wallhanging.
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Choose the size that works best for you, either a 20" basket block or a 10" version. The larger block makes a nice medallion center and is perfect for throw pillow covers. Its larger scale also works nicely on a king sized bed.
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It doesn't take many pieces of patchwork to create the Cactus Pot quilt block, but I love the design. You'll find instructions for two block sizes in the pattern -- a 12" square block and a 4" square miniature version.
The Cactus Pot block is a good choice for beginning quilters who want to learn how to make half-square triangle units.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Loads of half square triangle units provide a super-scrappy appearance for this quilt block, but the blocks look just as good designed in an orderly fashion if scraps aren't your thing. This basket block is large, finishing at 15" square, and a batch of the blocks will help you make a quilt top in no time.
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