How to Craft the May Wall hanging Baskets
There is nothing like the fresh smell of spring when the flowers start to
bloom, and the trees grow its natural colors. The only thing that can
truly set off the natural beauty of spring is the fabulous May wall
hanging baskets. I hope that you have some idea how to craft, since
having a basic knowledge will help you move along smoothly. Otherwise,
let’s hope you can follow directions if you intend to make your own
To get started you will need materials. The materials should include 1/3
yard of fabric print, such as the beige, fawn, manila, camel, or other
off-white shade. The material is used to create your back settings; as
well, as add tone to a few of your blocks you will build to complete your
You will need ½ yard of fabric print, such as the lighter shades of
brown. The brown will help you create a beautiful outer border as well as
make squares for your basket. Purchase ¾ yards of fabric print, such as
the “medium brown.” The brown is used to create your handles and basket.
Buy 1/3 yard of fabric print, such as the green to complete your sashing
duties. You will need 35 x 30 inches of “Low-loft” pieces of fabric as
well for batting. Buy 1/3 yard of “floral print.” Make sure the
background is offset with white, which will help you bind and create your
internal borders. Purchase 123 x 3 inches of scrap. Purchase a variety of
greens to create your foliage, or leaves. You will need 64 x 4 inches of
scrap to create flowers. You may prefer pink. You will need 62 x 2 inches
of yellow assorted square fabrics to create the centers of your flowers.
The backdrop is set off with coordinated fabrics, which you need 35 x 30
inches of pieces to complete.
Your quilt will have a finishing size at 33 x 28 inches, and the blocks
will have a finishing size of 8 x 10 inches. You should purchase 6-
strands of embroidery cotton floss. The shades are optional; however,
since the quilt you are creating as flower knots designed in French, you
may want to consider the dark and light pinks. Your thread should be the
all-purpose, which include the colors light brown, green, pink, and
yellow. Purchase 12 x 36 inches of freezer paper, specifically the waxed
paper. You will need 2 yards of satin ribbons (Yellow) to create your
bows. The satin should be around ½ inches widthwise, which the bows once
finished will strap to your handles on the basket.
How to trace your handles:
Now you are ready to trace the handles of your basket. Use your off
shades of white fabrics, (off white) and cut out your, A-Rectangle. You
will need six, and measuring at 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches. Once you have your
rectangles cut out, you will need to fold them in half and then press.
Pressing will mark the core of your quilt. The fold you create is your
mark. Once you fold the material in half, open, and draw your post handle
lines. At the end of your task you want to expand your prefigure 200%.
Now you are ready to trace your copies. On each of your rectangles
created, begin tracing. The copies are your guide to cut and create your
Once you finish the project you will move onto create the blocks for your
basket. The process is eight easy steps and you will have finished your
block building steps in how to craft the May wall hanging basket.