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basket quilt block pattern

Basket Quilt Block

pot holder, hot pad or quilt block

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This pattern makes a very pretty quilt block that can be used in a quilt, wall hanging, pot holder or hot pad.

Want to add some flowers to your basket? Use an applique pressing sheet to create a beautiful bouquet of flowers for your basket. Visit floral applique to learn how to use a pressing sheet.

happy day quilt block pattern This block is made from piecing rectangles and triangles. If you wish to make a block with an appliqued basket, go to Happy Day Blocks

Also see:
Kitchen Patterns
Applique Patterns
Holiday Patterns
Embroidery Stitch Glossary

Basket Block Size

The finished block size measures approximaely 9.5" x 9.5".


Project Supplies

Fabric: choose your own colors for fabric: I will refer to the colors shown in my top photo.
One fat quarter EACH of pink floral, purple solid, and blue
One 9.5" square of white for backing

Two 9.5" squares of batting (cotton is best)
NOTE: Unless you use proper insulation, use this item as a decorative hot pad only.

Paper for drawing pattern pieces

Sewing Supplies

sewing scissors
quilting pins
large sewing ruler
fabric marking pencils
seam ripper
rotary cutter and mat (optional but nice)


All seams are 1/4"

1. Create Pattern Pieces

basket quilt block pattern Draw basket pattern pieces 1-3 as shown in the diagram. Label the pattern pieces 1, 2 and 3.

heart applique pattern Draw a heart pattern. NOTE: the heart is drawn onto a piece of paper that is 3" x 2.5", folded down the center to make 1.5" x 2.5"

2. Cut Basket Fabric

Cut one triangle of pink floral from Pattern Piece #1
Cut one triangle of pink floral from Pattern Piece #2
Cut two rectangles of pink floral each 2 3/4" x 5"
Cut one triangle of purple from Pattern Piece #1
Cut two triangles of purple from Pattern Piece #3

Cut one bias strip of purple that measures 1.25" x 9" (for handle) - NOTE: this MUST be cut on the bias

Cut heart from blue fabric: cut it 1/4" LARGER all the way around than the pattern piece if you wish to turn under the edges.

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