I have posted several pictures of the child-sized aprons I'm making. This week I completed my first adult-sized. Like the smaller versions, they are reversible. It's hard to display an apron for a picture without a human form on which to hang it. And since no other human forms were handy, an un-named resident of my house agreed to be my mannequin as long as I didn't show his face.
I also posted earlier about the quilted fabric basket I tried. This version is larger (it's holding 3 apples and 2 pears in this shot, with lots of room to spare). This is the mid-size pattern from Christina McKinney at Birch Fabrics. This size required two coordinating fat quarters and some extra-stiff iron-on interfacing. The larger size needs two cuts of fabric slightly larger than fat-quarter. There is also a smaller version. It required less than an hour to assemble. My two notes to add to the excellent tutorial are: 1. Be precise! Even slightly varied cutting or seam allowances keep the lining from fitting snugly (as you can see in the pic.) 2. I'm serious about STIFF interfacing to give the sides their strength.
These would be adorable on a bathroom counter for guest towels or makeup; in the kitchen for quick-grab snacks; in the craft room for fat quarters or any small items you need to corrale. Since mine matches my kitchen, it will remain on the table to catch keys, notes, and the other miscellaneous things that get tossed there.
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