Melon Crush Quilt
For Suzanne

And more rope baskets...


A few times a year, I swap crafts with my girlfriends. We each choose one thing to make and then make multiples of it to swap with each other. After successfully making my first rope basket, I decided to make smaller versions for the swap. I swear this is so fast, fun and easy. Also, addictive! Just ask Blair.

This time, I used a 1/4" twisted cotton rope instead of the braided clothesline I used for my first one. I love the way it looks. I bought it from Knot and Rope Supply. The quality is wonderful and it came quite speedily. Plus, because you purchase the rope by the foot, you can get any length you want, instead of being stuck with a set pre-packaged length.

While I was stitching this group of baskets, Fatty made a simple comment that had my mind swirling with possibilities. Suffice it to say that I'm not done with these yet. No way. I'm ordering more rope.



That is gorgeous! I really have to do this . . . Take care, Byrd

Melissa f.

I am so into these.

Erin | house on hill road

make one. you won't be sorry.

Erin | house on hill road

try it! 


Love the red thread going through this. Excited to see what's next.


FYI-you can also dye this rope (or the cotton clothesline rope) with RIT dye to make any color basket you want! You're basket looks fabulous!!

Suzy McQ

I love them too! Could you fill us in on how much rope you used for the baskets as well as your first one? Thanks.

Sandra Reuston

love them....wonder if my machine could handle this project.


It's great to see you share your passion with your friends. They are so lucky to receive such a great basket!

Any chance you will do a post with what you received from your friends as well? I want to live vicariously since I don't have a group of buds that would do a craft swap right now. Please? :-)


Gorgeous! Gotta finish some WIP before I add another hobby!


These are adorable. I saw a couple at a craft fair recently - the woman had wrapped the rope in strips of fabric. I didn't know what she had use in the middle at the time, but when I read your post it clicked. I'm going to have to get me some rope!


oh, i do love a good addiction :)

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