Strip Piecing the Mock Basket Weave QuiltUse a 1/4" seam allowance to make the Mock Basket Weave quilt block, placing units right sides together for sewing and matching edges. Secure fabric with straight pins if necessary. If your components are consistently too small, sew with a scant quarter-inch seam.
- Sew your long fabric strips lengthwise in pairs. Each pair should have a stripe that runs along the length of the strip and one that runs across the length of the strip.
- Press the seam allowance either way, but be consistent from pair to pair.
- Square up one end of each pair and cut segments from it: six 6-1/2" segments for the larger quilt block; twelve 3-1/2" segments for the smaller quilt block.
- Gather two segments and flip one around so that unlike stripes are adjacent to each other. Match the center seam and edges carefully, then sew together to complete a quilt block.
- Repeat to make eleven more Mock Basket Weave quilt blocks.
To make a larger quilt, sew additional strips together, trim, cut segments and assemble more blocks to make. You might want to leave some segments as-is, rather than making blocks from them. See the layout examples on page 3 and page 4 for an explanation.
Sewing Squares Together Individually
- Sew two squares together side by side, stripes running in opposite directions. Press seams either direction, but be consistent from unit to unit. Sew units together in pairs to make quilt blocks.
The larger quilt block should measure 12-1/2" square. The smaller quilt block should measure 6-1/2" square.