Created by: The Patchsmith
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Elephant One Hour Basket

What are you most proud of? I used the applique from my Red Elephants mug rug pattern (placing it 5" up from the bottom and 4.5" in from the sides). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the pattern and you'll end up with a lovely storage basket - perfect for storing fat quarters.

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The Patchsmith made Elephant One Hour Basket with:

1 Hour Basket Tutorial

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1 Hour Basket Tutorial

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  • Two fat quarters of fabric - one for the outer and one for the lining.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I used the applique from my Red Elephants mug rug pattern (placing it 5" up from the bottom and 4.5" in from the sides). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the pattern and you'll end up with a lovely storage basket - perfect for storing fat quarters.

Q&A with The Patchsmith

Danser70 asked:
Oh, how adorable. I made mug rugs for a friend, who is mad for elephants, using this pattern. I love this idea to use them for embellishments on other projects.
The Patchsmith answered:
I am glad you liked the Elephant pattern. I also love how a little bit of quick-fuse applique can personalize an object and make a unique gift.
Seasonknits asked:
This is adorable, my friend collects elephants so this is going to be lovely to give her as a gift filled with soap and hand cream items. When it is empty she can use it to store her Knitting things.
The Patchsmith answered:
It is the perfect container for wool and needles or fabric. This would look good in the nursery full of diapers or toys.
Gwendolyn52 asked:
I love this!
The Patchsmith answered:
Thank you. I loved the pattern so much I made a Christmas version.
Suzanne Lamb asked:
Love this!!! Adorable
The Patchsmith answered:
Thank you Suzanne.
ohsewnanny asked:
this is gorgeous - I love the elephants..you have given me real inspiration. I have yet to attempt applique, but I'm going to give it a go this weekend..do you have any advice?
The Patchsmith answered:
I have a page on my blog which has hints and tips for using quick fuse applique - just Google 'the patchsmith' and select the 'mug rug basics' tab at the top. You will find lots of help there. Maybe start with something quick and easy - like my Spring Lambs pattern and make a coaster. I used this pattern to applique one lamb onto a square and made a coaster (here is the link - copy and paste it into the address bar - http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/spring-lamb-coaster/103817 - or look for the 'spring lamb coaster' on my projects page. Also, I am around this weekend - so you could email me if you need help (email in my profile) and I will help as best I can. I am in England so there may be a slight delay in my replying. Good luck and remember - it is about having fun - trying different patterns and fabrics - and playing around. The most you are going to lose is an hour of time and a few scraps. Kindness Amanda a.k.a. The Patchsmith