I'm making the Gift Basket quilt pattern by Edyta Sitar as a model for Colorz for Quilts. As soon as I get it finished, there will be kits available at the shop. The fabrics are from her Snow Bird line for the most part, but there are a couple Daiwabo's and even a Jo Morton print thrown into the mix.
The pattern is designed with just one background, but you know scrappy is more fun!!!
|Edyta suggests using a Clover bias tape maker to make the handles.|
I didn't have the correct size, and I was eager to get started, so I used the pin method.
Please excuse my disgusting pressing surface---eeew!
|The bias handle strip butts up against the tag board template.|
|After gluing in place, the background pieces are slipped out and set aside for sewing.|
|Edyta suggests using fusible on the back of the handles to hold them in place.|
I opted for basting glue--I'm using a ziggle (zig-zag wiggly line)
of Quilter's Choice basting glue recommended by Kim Diehl--it's clear and really sticks!
|Fifty six handles ready to go!|