Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Block - Free Pattern and Tutorial + GIVEAWAY CLOSED

We are so excited to share the next Classic and Vintage free pattern and video tutorial with you! We picked up an adorable basket tablerunner last year, and it was covered in bright baskets that were painstakingly stitched down. We loved the look, but were not going to do all that applique! Instead we mimicked it with straight piecing into a 7 ½” block, and the results? Equally awesome. Meet the new A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Pattern and video tutorial!


We have cute quilt kits available, and today we are going to show you how to assemble the A Tisket, A Tasket Basket Block. To make this block you will need a 12” x 20” piece for your background and a 10” x 15” piece of fabric for the basket. We used the 1930s Bella Solids, plus a few more, by Moda Fabrics. Download the FREE PDF Pattern for full quilt instructions in three sizes, and watch our detailed tutorial video to see Kimberly piece this block.


First, we cut our fabrics according to our free downloadable pattern and labeled them with Alphabitties.


Now, let's start assembling our basket block! Attach one Fabric J rectangle to one Fabric B square, sewing with a 1/4" seam allowance and pressing towards the darker fabric.


Then, attach a Fabric I rectangle to the top of the Fabric J/B unit.


Attach one Fabric F rectangle to the left side of your Fabric I/J/B unit.


Attach a Fabric E rectangle to the top of your unit, and now you have your basket handle assembled!


Next, draw a line on the wrong side of a Fabric G square. With right sides together, lay the Fabric G square on the bottom right corner of the assembled basket handle unit. Pin in place, stitch on the line, and trim 1/4" away from the seam. Press toward the darker fabric.


Now, let's make our basket bases. Take two Fabric H squares and draw a line on the wrong side from corner to corner. Lay your Fabric H square on one corner of a Fabric D rectangle, placing it according to the free downloadable pattern. Sew directly on the line and press towards the basket fabric.


To make the basket side unit, attach a Fabric A rectangle to the basket bases by stitching with a 1/4" seam allowance.


For the bottom unit, take the remaining Fabric A rectangle, the bottom basket base, and a Fabric C square.


For Side and Basket base units, make sure your Fabric H square is on the correct side, and that you sew it at the correct angle. They should end up looking opposite from each other, not identical. Attach the side unit to the basket unit by sewing with a 1/4" seam allowance.


Lastly, attach the bottom unit to the basket, and your basket block is complete!


Make this into a quilt by downloading our FREE A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Pattern and choosing a size. The pattern is written in THREE sizes: table runner, crib, and lap!


To celebrate the new FREE A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Pattern, we are giving away one quilt kit to make the lap sized quilt. Comment on this post and let us know what old quilt block you would like to see freshened up in our next Vintage & Classic video! Entries are open to all, please leave an email address, and the winner will be chosen on Tuesday April 8th.

UPDATE!! A winner has been chosen! Michelle is our lucky winner!
Michelle said...
I'd like to see something done using a simple house or schoolhouse block.
Thanks!

Thank you Michelle, you have been emailed! We hope you all enjoyed the A Tisket, A Tasket FREE tutorial!

Good luck! And be sure to download our A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Pattern and watch our tutorial video!

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Meghan O'Connor said...

Actually, I'd love to see what could be done with a good old Bear's Paw. It's so classic, but surely it could be really funky in some of the new fabric lines....

jperse@cox.net said...

Mariner's Compass would be fun to update. I'd like to sew one big, bright, funky Mariner's Compass to treat as artwork for the wall. Love art, love quilting and love your blog. Thanks. Jan

Renee said...

I love the storm at sea block, it is amazingly diverse!

Diann said...

I'd love to see what you could do with the Honeybee block. It's an old favorite of mine.

Sigi G said...

Just love this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing! It is so beautiful that I think I need to make one in solids and one in print Fabrics.

Sheila said...

I would like to see what you could do with a house block.

DebrafromMD said...

I love these updated patterns. I would love your take on the bears paw block.

Douglas Conklin said...

Love this Quilt!!not sureof what i would like to see

Fred's Driver said...

I'd like to see an updated Bow tie

Beeswax said...

Thanks for doing these...I love bear paw and am interested in seeing that one!

fenna said...

I'm so new to quilting--I don't know what the old blocks are! But, this looks really pretty! Thanks for a chance to win.

The Woolen Cellar said...

Love the fresh and clean look of this quilt and would enjoy making it. It looks very spring like.

Bethany said...

I would love to see another version of the lone star!

Jennifer said...

The Card Trick block has always been my favorite. I'd like to see some fresh ways to incorporate that block into my quilts.

Just Sew Sue said...

Delectable Mountains as they make a great border.

Just Sew Sue said...

Delectable Mountains as they make a great border.

Lesley Greenlee said...

There's several blocks that I would love to see what you could do with - Jacob's Ladder, Lone Star, Dresden Plate, Bears Paw are just a few off of the top of my head. Whatever you choose for the next block, I am sure it will be as awesome as it always is :-)

Debi said...

Great little blocks, love the solids. I adore stars, so any would work for me.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Bear Paw is my favorite old quilt block would love to see it freshened up! Thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Bear's Paw or Card Trick or even Jacob's Ladder

Brenda said...

I would love to see the Bear Paw.

rachel dreher said...

I'd love to hear more about how to modernize the dresden plate! Thanks!

Jeannette said...

I would like to see these fabrics in churned dash (monkey wrench). Love the colors used in the basket.

Terri U said...

Love the baskets. Possible ideas of other blocks would be Bear Paw or Churn Dash.

Kathryn said...

I've always enjoyed making the Jacob's Ladder block

Diane H said...

I would like to see something done with the Snail's Trail block. Thanks!

Michala said...

For me, it would have to be Bears Paw!

Melissa Miller said...

One of the versions of Carolina Lily.

bdaiss said...

Oh my. So many blocks so little time. I've always wanted to do a Mariner's Compass (does that count as a block?) but admit it scares me. All those points! Thanks for the chance!

Jusmom1 said...

I love Bear Paw and Dresden and would love to see either of them used. Thank you SO much for the wonderful giveaway!

Kathy said...

What a great pattern! I would love to see the double wedding ring quilt revisited. Thank you for a great give-away!

Karen said...

Great update on the basket block. There are so many traditional blocks that could be updated, but I have no idea what to suggest.

glenda liechti said...

I would love to see the bears paw! Thank you!

gailss said...

WHAT A GREAT PATTERN....thanks so much for the pattern and this is just so cute. I can see doing one real soon....thanks!

Nancy Lewis said...

I would love to see a Dresdan Plate pattern. I really like your cute basket, thanks for the instructions.

Terrie said...

love this pattern !!! Would love to see an updated schoolhouse block.

Jacklynn said...

I love it when people take an old block and make it a little wonky!
How about a wonky churn dash block? Thanks for the give away!

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I'd love to see the Honey Bee, Hands-all-around or Hunter's Star. Simple and classic in just two or 3 colors.

Linda said...

HELLO,maybe something fresh+new in "Bear's Claw"! Thanks for a neat post+giveaway!


Ancobaltt16@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love to see any traditional block updated! These classic blocks need to live on! Love the baskets, and NO appliqued handles, yea!

Debi Horne said...

I would like to see an update on the school house block. I've seen it in the traditional and folkart, but not modern.

Thanks for the chance.
Debi Horne
debihorne54@yahoo.com

natashag00 said...

Dresden plate!

Brandi B. said...

I would love to see some variation of the wedding ring quilt block. I have a quilt that my Great-Grandmother made that could use a little repair.

Алеся said...

I'd love to see the Honey Bee! lesya57@mail.ru

Crickets Corner said...

I like to see a new take on churn dash.

Lynne said...

Great tutorial!
I would like to see the bear's paw.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

One of my favorite's is the Churn Dash, so that would be my choice. Thanks for the tutorial and sweet giveaway!

Denise Cabral said...

I would like to see a quilt updated for Sunbonnet Sue. I love what Reiko Kato does with hers.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I would love to see the Dove in the Window redone - shavrooatyahoodotcom

Quilter Kathy said...

This is a fun block! I would love to make a scrappy basket quilt and this looks totally doable. I would like to see some easy pieced flower blocks for spring!

Kathy S. said...

My favorite block is Churn Dash. I don't know how it would be spruced up, but I know you could do it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I adore basket quilts! I have a few on my bucket list.

I'd love to see delectable mountain made a little easier. Thanks!

teachpany said...

I am enjoying this. I would love to see a monkey Wrench.

andri. said...

I'd love to see a fresh perspective of dresden plate blocks:)

scottylover said...

This is so pretty in solids! I would love to see an updated rosebud block.

Thanks,
Sandy A

Lisa Marie said...

Jacob's Ladder might be a good one.

Cherilyn said...

I love this! Thank you for the free pattern! I would love to see an updated Grandmother's Fan block.

delaineelliott said...

That is such a happy quilt! I would love to see the Hunter's Star block updated. Thanks!

Amanda Konarske said...

Love to see the Dresden Plate updated! Thanks for the giveaway!

deelish10 said...

Very nice, and I got the pattern too! I like the 30's colors and made a couple quilts with it

Gill said...

I love the churn dash block

Ken said...

This is perfect for my Row By Row block. Would love to see the pattern set up in multiple sizes. I'll be creating a 12" block from this pattern.

Nancy B said...

I would love to see what you could create with the Schoolhouse block. I love any house quilts. Thanks for the give a way!

thriftstorecrafter.com said...

How about a Carolina lily? thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

Angelia Lanouette said...

Beautiful quilt! I would like to see Jacobs Ladder or Bears Paw. As a new quilter I really appreciate these videos. Thank You!

WhoMom said...

I'd love to see Sunbonnet Sue updated. Growing up I had a Sunbonnet Sue lap quilt my great Aunt had made and it was very special to me. It would be fun to make an updated version for my daughter.

Tabitha Keener said...

The Dresden Plate! Thanks!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

adaisygarden said...

What beautiful colors! I've always wanted to sew a basket block but since I'm new to quilting, I thought it would be too difficult... with this easy tutorial, I can't wait to make it! I'd love to see the log cabin block updated.

Linda said...

Fans. I love the old Fan blocks. I tried a couple but it didn't work quite right.

Monica said...

I'd like to see an updated bowtie

Grammi Sharon said...

I think I want to do this pattern with pastel toiles. Would fit in my antique cherry wood bedroom furniture. I also would like to see an updated wedding ring.

Billy'sgirl said...

I love this tutorial, and the finished quilt is so pretty!
I love your Classic and Vintage quilts series. Haven't finished my Sister's Choice yet.
I think maybe a Jacob's Ladder block would be a nice choice to update.
Thanks, Kimberly.

jskeeffe said...

What an adorable quilt! Just love the fabrics.

Kathy Davis said...

I would like to see the Sunbonnet Sue or Sunbonnet Girl. I have seen different forms. I am fortunate to have one that my grandmother made. I am 61, and my mother lived to be 89 so my grandmother's quilt is pretty old. I need to research my dates.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Sydney Liggett said...

Would like to see something done with Jacob's Ladder. These vintage prints bring back memories of Grandma's quilts!

PK Sews said...

What delightful, fresh, springy baskets! I'd love to see bears paw updated. Thanks for the hance to win!

Mara said...

It would be fun to see the bear claw. grecomara at gmail dot com

tamidug said...

I would love to see an update on Log Cabin or Dresden Plate....and thank you for the chance to win this beautiful kit.

Tami
tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

Margaret said...

I'd love some sort of pine tree quilt block update. Love pine tree blocks.

Redfinch said...

I've always wanted to make a Jack's Chain--is there any way to simplify it a little?? Ruth (redfinch48@yahoo.com)

Mom C said...

Lone Star. Thanks.

Sue Hunt said...

I've always loved Bear Paw!

Pamela Roberts said...

I love Card Trick - it's such a clean block and it really shines in solids. I also love Churn Dash - very large with small ones inside. Now I'm going to cut my baskets - I'm inspired.

Karen Caves said...

I'm a huge fan of the churn dash.....and hexagon quilts.

Michele T said...

I am interested in the Bear Paw... it is one of my favorite blocks but I have yet to make a quilt with it!

Maxine said...

I'd like to see Crown of Thorns made modern.

omegamary said...

Have you done a Greek Cross yet? omegamary@juno.com

barbara woods said...

a disappearnig 9 patch, thanks

Lisa said...

Bear Paw would be great to see! The quilt is beautiful! I love this one!

charlotte said...

Love this one! I would love to see your take on the wandering ways quilt!

OhioLori said...

Very surprised to see all the mentions of the Bear Paws Block!!! Was 1st thing that popped into my head when I read what we were 'sposed to comment on!! LOL Am with the rest...definitely the Bear Paws!!! My two Daughter's & I are planning to do Throws together...in Bear Paws too. (& I am Mombear, and Gramabear round here! lol)

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I'd love to see the Honey Bee, Hands-all-around or Hunter's Star. Simple and classic in just two or 3 colors.

Miss Jean said...

I just love the churn dash block. It would be interesting to see what you could do with it to jazz it up.

Kim said...

I would love to see a modern version of the log cabin block.

Laura B said...

I'd like to see new versions of Courthouse Steps.

Vicki H said...

I agree with some of the others...Bear Paw

kathrie said...

I would love to Ohio star or the pinwheel block.

Pierce Family Blog said...

I would love to see Jacob's Ladder or the log cabin block.

cindy said...

Love the pattern...great scrap buster! Simplified. Jacob's ladder

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I'm a newbie so old or new it's all new to me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Trish said...

Love the pattern! It would be fun to see some bow ties. Thanks for sharing!

Regina said...

Would love to see what you can do with the Broken Wheel to spice it up a bit.

Katy Emanuel said...

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE AN UPDATE ON BEAR'S PAW

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the Spool block updated. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Christine M said...

What a lovely quilt. I wonder how an updated Double Wedding Ring would look! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Nita said...

Something a bit more complicated...maybe bear's paw or sister's choice.

quilt nana said...

Love the new colors. I would like to see the Dresden Plate

Angela Stalnaker said...

When I think "classic" I immediately visualize a log cabin block and a log cabin quilt is definitely on my quilting bucket list.

Brandi Pond said...

I would love to see cathedral windows block. It's so beautiful. Thank you for the give away

Cecilia said...

I would like to see a simpler version of a lone star. Thanks!

quilt nana said...

Love colors- forgot email nanav4@charter.net

Aaron R said...

I would like to see churn dash updated

Melanie said...

I would like a see an updated irish chain block/pattern.

Love the spring colors in the quilt kit!

Emily C said...

I would love to see Bear's Paw.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

churn dash or jacob's ladder
thanks!

momma said...

I'd like the crown of thorns block, either version, just a beautiful block, that encourages great color play

Peaches1003 said...

I bet you could do something fresh with a log cabin.

Joyful Quilter said...

I'd like to see an updated version of card trick.

Sharon said...

Courthouse Steps?

Love that basket block!

Julie said...

hello, would enjoy seeing the vintage butterfly blocks freshened up~

Linda Barnes said...

I love this quilt, but think Dresden would be nice or any with stars. Love all the colors

CarolAnn said...

I would love to see a Bow-tie block updated.

Applikaye said...

Churn Dash and pinwheels are two of my favorites. I love the fresh look of your baskets.

Janarama said...

It's definitely time Sunbonnet Sue gets a modern makeover

Denise said...

What a darling basket block! I can't wait to make one! I am so very new to quilting and I don't know the names of blocks, but anything you do will be awesome!
Thank you for the giveaway!

EmileeHope said...

So cute & spring-like! Makes me excited about Easter! Not sure which block I would like next, because I am a fan of pretty much all quilts.

Rina said...

I'd love to see a Snail Trail block! Thanks for the chance!

Judith said...

I would love to make a log cabin fresh and new.

Gina said...

I love the Grandmothers Fan Quilt and would love to see it fast and easy.

Hugs,
Gina

Anita said...

I love your basket pattern! I would like to see more traditional blocks, like different stars and simple churn dashes. Thanks for the giveaway!

GranChris said...

I would say anything with Card Trick or Log Cabin-Cornerstone is always welcome. I love the basket.

Peggy said...

I don't know much about quilting, but would love to win this kit.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@ att.net

Rhonda D. said...

Love this block. I would like to see something about the dresden plate block. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah said...

I would like to see a madeover Sunbonnet Sue! Thanks for the giveaway.
sarah@forrussia.org

Tammy Edwards said...

I love how you have freshened up the A Tisket, A Tasket block! It's perfect for this time of year! Sun Bonnet Sue is on my quilt bucket list and I would love to see how you would freshen it up!
Happy Spring :)

Donna Flanery said...

Very nice pattern. Could Sun Bonnet Sue be modernized I wonder?

Anonymous said...

LOVE this Basket quilt.... and Thank You for the Pattern. :)

jessica said...

I'd like to see how you would revamp the old school house block.

Jeanne said...

Bears Paw or Dresden Plate

natderueil said...

I love Sister's Choice blocks and also Bear Paw ! Thanks !

Dejnen said...

Broken dishes is a block with potential to a modern quilt.

Barbara on the Eastern Shore said...

I think bears paw
Thank you for the pattern

Lee said...

I too think the Bear Paw - its one of my favorite blocks! thanks!

karengene said...

The dresden or card trick block.

sue I said...

I would like to see what you could do with bonnet Baby

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt. The white background makes the colors even mor beautiful. 2 of my favorite blocks are Bear Paw & Dresden Plate. Delong53@tidewater.net

JoAnn Oliver said...

I was going to pass this pattern by because I dont appliqué very well, but now I can't wait to get started. It is so adorable. Thank you for sharing.

WalkingWithFeathers said...

I'd like an updated take on the Virginia Reel!

Margaret said...

I love Grandmother's Fan, and would be very excited if you worked your FQS magic on that block.

gigi said...

How about the Evening Star block?
Thanks!

Deb G. in VA said...

I love the updated basket quilt. I would like to see Carpenter's Wheel and Rolling Star.

Sewing Mom said...

Cute! Love the solid baskets. I think I'd love to see something fresh with a maple leaf block...

Cal said...

I love the rail fence, simple yet very modern in look. I used it in one of my earliest quilts, scaled up.

I would like to see the bearpaw made modern, as it has a very traditional look.

Maggey and Jim said...

Love the little baskets.. Mine would be 50/40 or Fight, always difficult.
Maggey

Linda V said...

I love these baskets! I would like to see an updated hexie pattern.

Tamie said...

I want to try an updated Lady of the Lake.

Nancy said...

Love seeing updated vintage block patterns. I have to agree with others that delectable mountains would be my pick too ! Thanks for the opportunity to win your new take on the the basket block.

Jill said...

I love the basket quilt, so sweet and you have made it so simple. Would love to see you might do Turkey Tracks.

Shirley Mord said...

Grandma's flower basket would be my choice. Love the baskets will try to make this one.

Carrie P. said...

I love basket quilts and this one is so cute.
I have always loved the bear paw block. I wonder how you could give it a new look.

Rachell said...

Can't go wrong with updating stars!
There's a great book called Traditional Blocks with a Twist. It takes blocks like Bear Paw and stars and throws something fun in there or with a different layout--I need to make one.
I'd like to see a Maple Leaf or Skyrocket.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would like to see the churn dash freshened up.

Conniebee said...

Love the churn dash!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Cute baskets! I would love to see a schoolhouse update.

LZ said...

I would like to see an updated churn dash block. Maybe with something unusual in the center square to make it fun.

Lou said...

The Lone Star:) Love that pattern but have only made it once and would love to try again:)

Margaret said...

The bear paw block. Love your new block.

Libby said...

Love the basket block, would also like to see a re-do of the bow tie block. Thanks!

senoraresources@msn.com

Dee said...

I would love to see my favorite, the churn dash block modernized.

Anita Gambrell said...

Bears Paw!

Danette001 said...

Love to see the Card Trick brightened up. Thank you.

Linda said...

Would like to see orange peel updated. Can you piece that block? Ljbisme@msn.com

Melva Palmer said...

I would love to see Jacobs ladder.

Sallie said...

Jacob's Ladder.

Debbie said...

I would love to see a bear paws block :)

Patti said...

I would like to see an updated Double Wedding Ring if possible, really enjoy your site and videos.

Karen said...

What fun! This needs to be my next project!

Charlene McCullough said...

The colors of the quilt are so crisp. The pastels make it more striking. I'd love to an update on the Dresden and Sunbonnet Sue-Farmer Sam quilts. I'd love to make the lap quilt you're giving away. Thanks for the chance to win one.
katztoo at exede dot net

Charlene McCullough said...

The colors of the quilt are so crisp. The pastels make it more striking. I'd love to an update on the Dresden and Sunbonnet Sue-Farmer Sam quilts. I'd love to make the lap quilt you're giving away. Thanks for the chance to win one.
katztoo at exede dot net

Abbigail said...

I would like to see an updated Kings crossing.

Mary Deckert said...

Any star block would be great ~ I am obsessed with stars! Thanks for the great chance!

barb said...

that is a hard one. some upated older patterns just do not work. i would like to see an updated version of double wedding ring. there has to be an easier way to make this wonderful but scary quilt top. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Fat Quarter Shop said...

Hi Kimberly,
I would like to see the drunkard's path quilt block redone in some bright colors. Did you know this block was brought over the Oregon Trail and was called the Oregon Trail block?
Marcia E
m4elliott@gmail.com

Donna W said...

I would like to see some updated blocks using Bear's Paw or Card Trick

Audrey said...

An updated Bear's Paw or an updated Sister's Choice block would please me very much. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Ohio star or any star block....love stars.

Lisa Mikel said...

A Delectable Mountains block would be awesome. I love the basket block, it's cute! I would love to win and make a basket lap sized quilt. Thanks for the give away.

Beth said...

Maple leaf or wedding ring would be nice!

Jeanne Gwin said...

How about something fun with the Shoo Fly pattern. It always seems so dark and sorrowful in the old quilts.

Kris Ann Riddle said...

I would love to see flying geese done. I know there are a lot of ways to cut this pattern out but it would be nice to see a new and improved way of doing it!!!

Anonymous said...

I've used Maple Leaf so often, it's my 'go to' block. I could sure use some new ideas for it lol. VermontPines at aol dot com

Karen Propes said...

I would love to see more star blocks and how to use in quilts. Thanks for all the information you share with us.
ncjeepster@aol.com

sskcraftshop @ Hooks, Needles and Brushes said...

Wedding ring quilt block would be something I would love a tutorial on.

Sally Hurst said...

I'd love to see the churn dash block modified a bit and see what you can come up with. Thanks!

Michelle said...

I'd like to see something done using a simple house or schoolhouse block.
Thanks! mwcoyote@hotmail.com

Marsha said...

This is such a cute quilt. The pattern is printing now. Dresden plate or bears paw would be nice. BTW, your tutorials are awesome. They have helped me so much.

jannycando said...

I would love to see a simplified and updated version of the double wedding ring block. Thank you for your tutorials. They are such a big help. Jannycando@q.com

Joan H. said...

I'd love to see what you can do with Churn Dash. Your tutorials are great!

Martha Cook said...

Hmm, Dresden plate,bear pay and the double ring. I know you said one but hard to pick just one.

Lynn McIndoe said...

I would love to see the school house block like in the lovely old red and white quilts updated. They would look lovely in fresh modern colours

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