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Learn How to Make a Fat Quarter Pop Up Fabric Basket


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This fat quarter pop up is a fun, handy little container that pops!  I love my fat quarter pop up containers.  They are handy to use for collecting thread and small fabric scraps while sewing.  They transport easily to classes or retreats too.  They can be used for so many things.

The pattern for this fat quarter pop up is by Fat Quarter Gypsy.  Because of this, we cannot show you how to make the entire pop up from start to finish.  We do give you tips on making this cute little basket!

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What you need:

  • Fat Quarter Pop up Pattern Kit (full-color instructions, spring, a label & elastic.) - See below for purchasing options.
  • a fat quarter of non-directional fabric or 3/8 yard of directional fabric.
  • light to medium weight fusible interfacing
  • four large safety pins
  • small scissors
  • marking pencil

Fat Quarter Pop Up Basket - pinThe fat quarter pop up has a spring inside which will pop up whenever the elastic is released.  It is a sturdy spring and will last a long time.

Below is the collapsed pop up with the elastic around it.  The elastic will hold the pop up closed until you are ready to use it.  This makes it nice to take with you to classes or retreats.Fat Quarter Pop Up Basket Collapsed

Remove the elastic and the container springs into shape. When finished using the basket, it collapses for easy storage by pressing the spring down and securing it in place with the elastic.Fat Quarter Pop Up Basket - bike fabric

The Fat Quarter Pop Up Pattern Kit (available for purchase below) includes full-color instructions, spring, a label & elastic. 

All you need to complete the project is one fat quarter of non-directional fabric or 3/8 yard if the fabric is directional, fusible light to medium weight interfacing, four large safety pins, a small scissor and marking pencil.

Choose a fun print fabric like the one above with the bicycles.  Or a pretty batik.   Any fat quarter of fabric will work and this can be made to fit any decor or style.

If you want to make more containers, you can purchase the small pop up refill springs separately.  Look for links below to purchase.

The finished size of the fat quarter pop-up container is 5 1/2" diameter by 6" high.

Fat Quarter Pop Up basket - two versions

Tips for making the Fat Quarter Pop up

  • When you open the package, do NOT cut the tape on the wire!  I was tempted to do this, but wait until you are instructed to cut it by the pattern.
  • Insert the wire with the tape offset from the four pins.  The tape must be cut after the safety pins are inserted so be sure you will be able to access it.
  • Do not skip the safety pins.  Do not use straight pins instead of safety pins.  These could come out and cause the wire to pop before it is secured properly.
  • Cut the tape carefully after inserting the safety pins.
  • Zig Zag sewn edge of the bottom to finish the edge.  This edge will be exposed in the center of the basket so finishing will prevent fraying.
  • Release the spring by removing the safety pins after turning the bag.

Besides the small fat quarter pop-up container, Fat Quarter Gypsy has other pop-ups items.  There are many sizes of the pop-ups including basket pop -ps.

I enjoyed making this project.

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Check out some other Pop up Projects made with patterns by Fat Quarter Gypsy below.

POP UP BASKET PATTERN

These cute pop-up baskets would make wonderful Easter baskets.  They could be made for Christmas or other holidays also by changing the fabric theme.

Fat Quarter Gypsy Basket PopupFat Quarter Gypsy Popup Basket

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Find some Fun Fat Quarters of Fabric on Amazon

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Basket Pop-Ups Pattern

Make an adorable handled basket. Pattern only. Pattern requires a pop-up spring, sold separately. Basket sizes are 5 1/2", 8", or 10 1/2". Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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Craf-Tex Heavyweight Craft Pack

Heavyweight, stiff, sew-in stabilizer for handbags, crafts, fabric boxes, bowls, accessories, placemats and costumes. 100% Polyester. Machine washable and dryable. Size of full sheet is 20" x 36". Affiliate Link to Sold at Annie's Catalog

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Dritz Large 2" Safety Pins

Pins are rust resistant. For jewelry making and craft projects. Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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Fat Quarter Pop Up Kit with Instructions

Includes instructions, diagrams, spring and elastic. Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing - Medium Weight

Fusible Non-woven Interfacing that is perfect for sewing projects that require stabilization of a fabric, reinforcement of a fabric or extra body to a material. Interfacing is fusible on one side. 20 in. x 1 yd Affiliate Link to Sold at CreateForLess

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HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing - Light Weight

Fusible Non-woven Interfacing that is perfect for sewing projects that require stabilization of a fabric, reinforcement of a fabric or extra body to a material. Interfacing is fusible on one side. 20 in. x 1 yd. Affiliate Link to Sold at CreateForLess

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Small (5 1/2") Pop Up Refill - FQG121

The Fat Quarter Gypsy Pop-up refill #FQG121. Spring measures about 5 1/2 in. in diameter and between 6 to 8 in. when open. Comes with a length of elastic to create a loop that will keep the spring collapsed. Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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Stacking Pop-Up Pattern

Stacking pop-up pattern by Fat Quarter Gypsy. Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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Stacking Pop-Up Refill

Contains one extra large, one large and one medium pop-up refill. These refills are for the Stacking Pop-up pattern. Affiliate Link to Amazon.com






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