Here is a the tutorial on the baskets that I promised! Finally got it done.
I have made my basket 8x10. One of the things I like about this pattern is to be able to adjust it to any size that you want without all the math. So the first thing you do is cut out your outer fabric, lining and batting all the same. 3 pieces of ea. 10" in length and 8" wide. and 2 pieces of each 8x8 these are your sides.
Start with your longest pieces of outer fabric and pin it together with a like piece of batting.and quilt it
then pin and quilt the smaller two pieces and join them to form a T
When all four sides are sewn together you are done with the outer basket. Easy just make sure you sew completely off the corners. Like in the picture above.
Press your seams to make them crisper..
Now it is time for the lining.
You assemble the lining in the exact same way that you made the basket. starting with the three longest pieces and sew them together. Add the two smaller ones to form your T-shape and the sew the sides together to form another box.
Once your lining is done insert it in the basket and pin around the top to secure it.
after you have sewn along this seam line turn your bag back out and make your handles. with about a 8 to 9 inch strip 3" wide fold one side in towards the middle of the strip press and then fold the other side in to meet it.
on mine I have chosen to place it upwards on the bag.