Rotary Cutting Directions

 

Simple Basket Block

6 inches – finished size

basket block
basket block

Use these templates as guides for checking your rotary cutting.

simple basket template
simple basket template

 

simple basket rotary cutting
simple basket rotary cutting

 

Rotary Cutting (Rules for half square triangles and quarter square triangles are in parentheses):

  • A – cut 1 – 3 7/8 inch square (3 + 7/8) and then cut on the diagonal.
  • B – cut 1 – 3 7/8 inch square (3 + 7/8) and then cut on the diagonal. You will end up with an extra triangle – save it for another basket block.
  • C – cut 2 – 3 1/2 inch x 2 inch rectangles.
  • D – cut 1 – 2 3/8 inch square (1 ½ + 7/8) for legs.
  • E – cut 1 – 2 inch square.
  • F – cut 1 – 4 1/4 inch square (3 + 1 1/4) and then cut on both diagonals.
  • G – cut 4 – 2 3/8 inch square (1 ½ + 7/8) for basket handle.

 

Sewing:

  • Sew A to B. Press. We will call this your A/B unit. Your A/B unit should measure 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.
  • Sew C to D. Make two units. Press. These units will be mirror images. We will call these your C/D units.
  • Make a “Flying Geese” unit by sewing G1 to F on the diagonal. Press. Sew G2 to F. Press. We will call this your F/G unit. You will make a total of 2 F/G units. Each finished unit should measure 3 1/2 inches by 2 inches.
  • Sew 1 F/G unit to E. Press toward E.
  • Sew 1 F/G unit to A/B. Press toward A/B. (Watch for the point.)
  • Sew F/G/E unit to F/G/A/B unit. Press. (Match seams. Watch for the point.)
  • Sew C/D units to each side of the basket. Press.
  • Sew A to the unit. (Fold in half and match fold to bottom basket point. Watch for the point.)
  • Your basket block should measure 6 1/2 inches. (Your block will measure 6 inches when completely finished.)

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