It is about 13" across, and I used 50' of cotton cord, plus 26 WOF fabric strips (cut to 1"). I used a regular machine needle ( #80 Universal) and sewed slowly so the stitches wouldn't skip. It was quite easy to sew. The longest part of making the bowl was wrapping the fabric around the cord
Tips (or things I should have done differently!) -
- I shouldn't have made such a big bowl. I should have started the side(s) sooner because it takes a few rows for the side(s) to take shape.
- I shouldn't have added handles for my first bowl. It was hard to get them the same size and directly across from each other. Plus I should have only added two rows for the handles (I wanted to use all the cord) because the last two rows changed the shape of the bowl, and the handles stick out to the side instead of sticking up.
I thought it would make a nice basket to hold projects for my sewing room.
It was lots of fun to make and I will definitely try it again - smaller, maybe a couple of different fabrics and no handles!
This is last week's Blessing block from the Temecula Quilt Co.
All three 4" blocks so far - two more to go I think.
It didn't get as warm as they originally thought it would, but lots more snow melted today, so still wonderful.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥
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