Greetings fellow quilters, sewists, and AccuQuilt enthusiasts - it's Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs and the Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl blog, visiting once again with my latest AccuQuilt project quilting tutorial. Today’s project features the GO! Qube and GO! Qube Companion – it’s my “All Bundled Up Fabric Basket.”
This quilting tutorial will show you how simple it is to create a fabric basket (perfect for organizing or gift giving) with the GO! Qube Mix & Match 9” Block and GO! Qube 9" Companion Set-Classics. I will walk you through each step and you will find it is quick and easy to create…in fact, you should be able to whip up several in an afternoon!
Creating a quilted 3D project may be a little bit out of your comfort zone, but this quilting tutorial will have you sewing in no time (warning: these are addicting!). One fabric basket is super versatile: it is perfect for organizing sewing supplies…or works great for make-up or a manicure set...or can hold napkins, tea bags/cocoa packets, or spices...or fill with treats or treasures to impress a gift recipient. I have written this quilting tutorial to use the 9” GO! Qube and GO! Qube Companion, but you can use your favorite GO! Qube with coordinating GO! Qube Companion and just adjust the completed size. This is a great pattern for quilt fabric scraps, charm packs, or fat quarters…I chose winter print fabrics, but this tutorial will work well with batiks, prints, or solids...or mix and match to fit your personal style and decor.
For this project, I used the GO! Qube 9" Companion Set Classics-72 Block Patterns Booklet – this FREE downloadable pattern booklet will give you detailed instructions for piecing the quilt block featured in project. I chose to use the GO! Freehand 9” Block for the tutorial…I also made up a couple samples using the GO! Sculpt 9” Block...feel free to choose your favorite quilt block(s)!
Are you ready to get started? Gather your materials, and let’s get sewing!
Make the All Bundled Up fabric basket using the GO! Fabric Cutter!
Finished Size: 6” W x 6” H x 1½” D
GO! Cutting Dies:
GO! Qube Mix & Match 9” Block (55777)
Die Used: #5 GO! HST 2¼” Finished Square
Die Used: #10 GO! Signature Block 4½” Finished
Red Print– Fat eight or scrap
Teal Print – Fat eighth or scrap
White Print – Fat eighth or scrap
Backing – 9½” x 9½”
Fusible Fleece – 9½” x 9½”
Medium-weight Fusible Interfacing – 9½” x 9½”
8 — GO! HSTs 2¼” Finished Square (Shape 5)
2 — GO! Signature Blocks 4½” Finished (Shape 10)
2 — GO! Signature Blocks 4½” Finished (Shape 10)
- Lay out eight red shape 5, two teal shape 10, and two white shape 10, to create a GO! Freehand Block (reference the GO! Qube 9" Companion Set Classics-72 Block Patterns Booklet for block sewing instructions). Make one quilt block.
- Using the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the 9½” x 9½” piece of fusible fleece to the wrong side of the quilt block.
- Using the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the 9½” x 9½” piece of medium-weight fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the 9½” x 9½” piece of backing fabric.
- Place the quilt block and backing block right sides together and sew around the entire perimeter with a ¼” seam allowance, leaving an opening for turning.
- Turn right sides out and press.
- Top stitch an ⅛” around the entire perimeter – this will stitch closed the opening that was left for turning.
- Quilt if desired. This step is optional – some of the samples I quilted, some I did not.
- Place your quilted piece right side facing up (quilt block side up) on your ironing board. Iron a crease 1½” from the edge on all four sides – the 1½” allowance on each side will be the walls of your fabric basket.
- Fold-up two sides and sew a straight line from the base to the top to create a corner using the pressing lines as a guide – see diagram below. Do this for all four corners.
- Your fabric basket is now complete! You may choose to tack the corner tabs to the sides (this will give you a more rounded looking basket)…or leave them pointed…you can even press the tab open and tack it in the corner to give you an upright triangular tab. Play with it and see what looks best to you!
Experiment and see what quilt blocks you like best for your fabric baskets. In the images, you may notice a couple that were made using the GO! Sculpt 9” Block from the GO! Qube 9" Companion Set Classics-72 Block Patterns Booklet.
If you are a beginner, try using a simple GO! 4-Patch Block from the GO! Qube 9" Block-72 Block Patterns Booklet – it will sew up quickly and then you can try a more advanced block.
I hope you are inspired by this month’s Blue Ribbon tutorial and it gets you excited to spend some time with your AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter and GO! Qube/GO! Qube Companion Sets. Experiment with all the options by using your favorite quilt blocks and quilt fabrics…and have fun!
As always, please feel free to stop by my blog, website, or social media pages and share your completed fabric basket project(s) with me…I always enjoy meeting fellow quilters and sewists…and I am happy to answer any questions regarding my AccuQuilt friendly quilting tutorial!