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.
I'd like to see something done using a simple house or schoolhouse block.
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!