Friday, February 2, 2018

NAKED LONGABERGER

Yes, I have a naked Longaberger market basket.
I bought this basket many years ago.  It has a permanent place in our kitchen for STUFF.  You know all those bits and pieces that you need, but really don't want anyone to see.  
It came with a pretty fabric spring print liner.  That doesn't work so well for the fall season or Christmas.  So I did some strategic pattern making and successfully made a fall and Christmas liner for it.  However, what about other times of the year?
When our Beverly's fabric store closed I did some serious shopping.  This print was one of my finds.  Not my usual fabric taste, but for some reason I fell in love with it.  So much so I bought the rest of the bolt, just a bit over 5 yards.  I figured a really pretty quilt back some day.  But that basket sort of called out for it.  
So lots of little hems and ruffle tops.  I was really smart the last time I made one of these to write down a complete pattern direction for this liner.  It is a bit more complicated given the handle that move up and down on both sides of the basket.  
And it is done.  The last touch, purple ribbon to draw the liner around the outside of the basket.  The liner will stay nice and clean too, as the basket has a plastic liner that slips into the basket after it is lined with the fabric liner. 



9 comments:

  1. Lovely. It has an old world charm about it. Like a picnic basket that the couple carried to the mountaintop where he proposed over cucumber sandwiches :-) The purple ribbon is the bomb!!!

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  2. wow, wow, wow!!
    so impressive!!

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  3. What a good eye~really lovely fabric. Just perfect!

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  4. Beautiful liner! Love the fabric...i think I would have bought all that was left too! :-)

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  5. What a beautiful fabric. I can see why you had to have it. It will make a great quilt back too.

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  6. I love the fabric! I have one of those baskets - naked - so I might just have to try my hand at making a liner!

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  7. Beautiful butterflies fabric. Your picnic basket is lovely.

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  8. I also have that basket - naked. Currently full of tax stuff. I would LOVE a tutorial on your liner, it's beautiful.

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  9. Donnalee, this fabric was absolutely perfect for a Longaberger liner. Very nice job. I've got a nekked one right in front of me that I really need to make a liner for. . .

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