Freeport Gatherer Pattern

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The Freeport Gatherer pattern is a lightweight carrying basket that is perfect for gathering toys, towels, flowers, vegetables, etc.  This basket pattern can be made with one or two fabrics and works well  with Bali Pops.  Finished size is approximately 16"W x 16"H for the large basket and 13"W x 9"H for the small.

Materials Needed:

  • LARGE BASKET:  3 yards or 40 strips 2 1/2" x 44"
  • Handles and binding - 1/2 yard
  • SMALL BASKET  1 1/2 yards or 20 strips 2 1/2" x 44"
  • Handles and binding - 1/2 yard
  • Optional lining - 2 yards for the small or the large
  • Ribbon for tie
  • DUO-FUSE - Large basket:  2 1/4 yards  Small basket: 1 1/4 yards (This is a double sided fusible batting available in 45" x 36" packages)  An alternative interfacing is Fusible Thermolam (TP971F) by Pellon (Double the amount listed above as two strips of Thermolam are needed for each strip of Duo-Fuse
  • Cotton Thread - 50 weight 2 ply
  • Additionally  for the Handles (for one basket):
  • Plastic plumbing tubing (.170 Polyethylene) - 3 feet
  • Stiff interfacing - 2 strips at 1 3/4" x 18" long (Use Rigid Weave, Craf-Text, Peltex, or Timtex)
  • OR
  • Use Aunties Two Happy Handles Kit #AT238

  • Model: AT249
  • Brand: Aunties Two

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