Assemble a 10" Basket in a Basket block.

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Materials

  • Red print, solid white, and yellow print scraps

Finished block: 10" square

Cut the Fabrics

From red print, cut:

  • 5--2-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for a total of 10 small triangles (you'll have 1 leftover triangle)
  • 1--2-1/2" square

From solid white, cut:

  • 1--4-7/8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 large triangles (you'll have 1 leftover triangle)
  • 6--2-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for a total of 12 small triangles (you'll have 1 leftover triangle)
  • 2--2-1/2 ×6-1/2" rectangles
  • 1--2-1/2" square

From yellow print, cut:

  • 1--4-7/8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 large triangles (you'll have 1 leftover triangle)
  • 3--2-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for a total of 6 small triangles

Assemble the Block

1. Sew together one red print small triangle and one solid white small triangle to make a small red-and-white triangle-square (Diagram 1). Press the seam allowance toward the red triangle. The pieced small triangle-square should measure 2-1/2" square, including the seam allowances. Repeat to make a total of seven small red-and-white triangle-squares.

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2. Repeat Step 1 using red print small triangles and yellow print small triangles to make a total of two small red-and-yellow triangle-squares (Diagram 2). Press the seam allowances toward the red print triangles.

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3. Repeat Step 1 using solid white small triangles and yellow print small triangles to make a total of four small white-and-yellow triangle-squares (Diagram 3). Press the seam allowances toward the yellow print triangles.

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4. Repeat Step 1 using a solid white large triangle and a yellow print large triangle to make a large white- and-yellow triangle-square (Diagram 4). Press the seam allowance toward the yellow print triangle. The pieced large triangle-square should measure 4-1/2" square, including the seam allowances.

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5. Lay out the small and large triangle-squares, the solid white square and rectangles, and the red print square in sections (Diagram 5).

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6. Sew together the pieces in each section. Press the seam allowances in one direction. Then join the sections to make a block (Block Assembly Diagram). Press the seam allowances in one direction.