Great Granny Square One Hour Basket Perfect To Store Fat Quarters

Granny Square Quilt Blocks Style Up Your Fabric Baskets.

There are some great baskets that you can make to tidy up your sewing room, but not many that fit fat quarters perfectly. This one hour basket is super easy and can be made in just an hour, leaving you with a little more time to add a granny square for extra style. An old traditional that has turned a lovely basket into stunning!


Put your own take on your one hour basket and sew a super simple block sized just right to fit this basket.

how to make granny square quilt blocks

Jennie from Clover and Violet inspired by Lori Holts book, ‘Great Granny Squared’, and used the blocks from the bonus pattern. The blocks look superb stitched in for the basket front.  Use this easy One Hour Basket pattern and create a total turn around in the style by adding the blocks to the basket. Jennie explains how she added the granny squares:-

I put sashing on the sides of each block and then the colored squares, just like the book called for, and then added a 2 ½” low volume strip to each side of the colored squares. Then I put an 4 1/2″ panel of Moda Gray Crossweave on the bottom of each patchwork section to make my panels the same size as the One Hour Basket panels. Once my outer panels were the same size, I just followed the rest of the directions to make the basket.

one hour basket to fit fat quarters

Use 2 1/2 inch squares for the granny square, and add sashing and a panel. Then go ahead and make up your new One Hour Basket. If you love patchwork Lori’s book has an array of Granny square patterns in her book. The value is in the ‘how-to-adapt’ the granny square block to get results like Jennie’s stunning ‘One Hour Basket’. Just right to start packing in your fat quarters, or for anything else in the sewing room and around the home.

Great Granny Squared blocks added to fabric basket

This super simple basket can be used for anything, and it’s the perfect size to store an ever growing fat quarter collection! The One Hour Basket pattern is a finished size of 10″L x 6″W x 7″H. Simply follow Jennies instructions to sew in the granny square, you can find her free tutorial here.

You may already have pattern for a granny square, which can easily be adapted to suit the basket.

In Loris Holts book, ‘Great Granny Squared’, you will find Lori’s simplified instructions for making granny blocks in several sizes, which you easily adapt to any size basket! Great Granny Squared includes instructions for two quilts, one tablerunner, one pillow and two adorable embroidery quilt labels.


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