FREE Pattern Friday: September Basket for the 2018 Tea Party BOM

September already? Yes, it is! Kids are back in school and I've seen a few red leaves (I live in the Northern Hemisphere).

Today we have the 9th block in my 2018 Tea Party Block of the Month. I had to scramble this week because I realized I didn't have the block made! I had the pattern but not the actual fabric block. I had a blue background square cut and quickly transferred the templates to freezer paper.

The Basket has two pieces: basket and handle. There is a little "tuck under" allowance on the handle, as you can see (and is more evident on the pattern.)

Traced template markings onto freezer paper

Let's see how I lined up the handle using the markings on the basket template:

Aligning the handle with the basket using the marked notches on template

I do intend on adding some flowers or fruit to this in order to give it some personality, but for now, this is as far as I got!

September Basket Block
You may find you want to make it larger. Simply print the templates at 125% or so.

Don't forget there is a Facebook page dedicated to the Tea Party blocks (and it's NOT political, tho it shares the same name). We have 386+ members so far and it's a great place to see what others have been stitching and a place for YOU to share your blocks. Check it out!

You can find the FREE pattern for this Basket Block on my Craftsy page: Basket Block. It is free for the month of September only. After that, it goes in the hopper with the others for a small fee.

You can find the links to my blog posts for ALL the blocks here: 2018 Tea Party Blocks

I think it's getting time for me to start putting these together. But, I'm unsure of my assembly. How are you doing?


  1. Hi Debby! That fabric is just PERFECT. I am pretty darn sure I have a basket very similar to your fabric one. If I could attach a photo here, I'd share it with you. HAHA! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.



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