Basket quilt block patterns are so versatile. Use the patterns for block swaps with your friends or create your own unique quilt. Multiples of the same block look wonderful within a quilt, and several like-sized basket blocks can be used to design a sampler quilt
. Most patchwork basket blocs have lots of pieces, making a perfect choice when you'd like to create a scrap quilt
Baskets are designed in what seems like an endless number of ways, and I've only made a dent in the coverage -- so far. But basket blocks are one of my own personal favorites, so do watch for regular updates to this list of patterns.
Amish Baskets Quilt Block
Amish Baskets is another large quilt block, finishing at 15-inches square. You can make it in the Amish style (solid fabrics) as shown, or change the design completely by sewing with florals, geometrics, reproduction prints, batiks or any other type of fabric you desire. I'm a big fan of Civil War era prints, but 1920s and 1930s fabrics might be a nice choice for this pretty basket quilt block.
Berry Basket Quilt Block
The Berry Basket quilt block pattern includes a couple of options. The first shows you how to make a single scrap block by sewing pieces one block at a time. The second explains how to strip piece the basket's base, with yardages and instructions for twelve Berry Basket quilt blocks.
Fruit Basket Quilt Block
A small basket sits at each corner of this easy 12" x 12" patchwork quilt block. You'll find options for creating the basket handles, including a template for applique. Use traditional needleturn applique
, sew and turn
, fusible web
-- any applique method you desire. You can even eliminate the tradtional handle if you like, and fill your baskets with yoyos
or shapes cut from pictorial fabrics, such as floral or fruit motifs.
Sun & Shadows Basket Quilt Block
This is one of my favorite basket quilt blocks. Sun and Shadows finishes at 12" x 12", and is a ready-made on-point design. It's a wonderful block to use in strippy quilt
s (quilts in vertical or horizontal rows that are separated by some type of long border), but it works nicely in any design you'd like to create.
Grape Basket Quilt Block
Grape Basket is a traditional quilt block that I saw in a North Carolina quilt barn trail. I've reproduced its vibrant colors as closely as possible, but choose different fabrics if bright fabrics aren't among your favorites. This basket block is assembled a bit differently than other traditional designs, but the steps are easy to accomplish.
Four Little Baskets Quilt Block
Make this patchwork quilt block with a black background and vibrant colors as shown, or switch back to the traditional look -- a neutral background and small-scale prints. You can design the block in any way that suits you, and sew it in either a scrappy or orderly fashion.
Tapestry Basket Quilt Block
I think you'll like the Tapestry Basket block, with its bunches of half square triangles. The handle can either be appliqued (you'll find a link to a template) or fashioned in some other way. Fill the basket with flowers if you like (applique, yoyos or other dimensional units).
Easy Basket Quilt Blocks
These pretty basket quilt blocks were originally featured in a swap on the Quilting Forum. The baskets are not difficult at all to make, and you can choose different (but easy) methods to add a handle. The quilt block instructions outline the types of fabrics used in the forum event, and they look super sewn that way, but always feel free to change fabrics to suit your needs. The basket blocks finish at 6-inches square and would make a lovely baby quilt.
Woven Baskets Quilt Block
Woven Baskets has a half-square triangle unit base and handle, but the design looks a little like a dual basket. Play around with colors and color values to create a totally different look for your Woven Baskets quilt blocks.
Checkerboard Flower Basket Quilt Block
I love this basket quilt block. It's large, 16-inches square, and has loads of patchwork. Make the block in an orderly design, as shown, or grab fabrics from your scrap bin and really mix it up. The blocks look great in either an on-point or straight setting (sewn horizontally, side by side). One of these blocks, placed on-point, creates a striking medallion center for a wallhanging.