Friday, November 21, 2014


Hi Everyone, Happy Friday!!

We had such a wonderful time last Saturday at the First Annual Pawling Chocolate Festival.  We truly enjoyed meeting many local businesses and eating lots of chocolate! Here are a few photos of our table, thank you for everyone who came by to see us.  We will be sure to let you know when we have another Pawling Event!
Cutie News
My mom, Cathy, created the newest Cutie Pattern, Eclectic this week.  She was inspired by the Free Spirit Eclectic Line. This fabric line is more masculine than we are used to, and this quilt allows the individual designs to become the focus.  

Website News
As mentioned before, our current website is under construction.  We are hoping to launch our new and improved website by December 1st, per my father.  We have been receiving a lot of new lines of fabric, which will all be available on our new website.  We will also have an entire section dedicated to the Cutie Collections. If you are in the area, please stop by to see all of our new shipments as well as the Cutie Collection Patterns and Packs.
Open House
Please note the Quilt Basket will be open our regular hours, except for Thanksgiving Day next week.  We will be preparing for our Christmas Open House, scheduled for December 6th and 7th.  Please come see us for snacks and specials, in Pawling NY!!

HQ News
Currently, my father, Allan is anxiously on a HandiQuilter Infinity watch. Please call the Quilt Basket and ask for Allan if you would like to learn all about the new features on this fabulous machine.  He also has a phenomenal sale price available for our current Fusion Demo machine.  We are looking forward to UPS Freight delivering this new machine today, so he can return to website upgrade.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hi Everyone! We hope you had a great week and happy Friday!

This week like many others, we have been working on quite a few different projects.  Now that our store in physically located in Pawling, NY, we have been invited to attend different activities held in this adorable little town.  This Saturday, November 15th we will be at the first annual Pawling Chocolate Festival at the Lathrop Center at Lakeside Park.  We have put together different kits that can be used to make great gifts.  Some examples are tote bags, wallets, aprons and pillowcases.  If you are in the area, please stop by and see us!

To learn more about this event please visit

Huguenot Street

We are proud to be located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  This area is filled with historical landmarks, one of which is located in New Paltz, NY.  In 1678, a group of families came to this area in order to have the freedom to worship as they chose.  Over many years this group made up of Indian, French, Dutch, African, English, and other men and women created an entire village of buildings and stories, creating a new identity as Americans .  This area later became known as Historic Huguenot Street.  Today this area is still preserved and open to the public.  Windham Fabrics reached out to us with a line of reproduction fabrics based on the history of Huguenot Street , asking us to create a quilt pattern.  Using this beautiful line, known as Windsong, we created Huguenot Revisited.  This gorgeous pattern allows the beauty of the fabrics to truly show the history of this area. This quilt is also available as a  pattern or kit on our website


A few weeks ago I was inspired by the Carousel Line by Dear Stella.  I wanted this pattern to be fun and whimsical.  Using the main Carousel fabric as the center and adding a few pinwheels using Dear Stella Mini Confetti, this quilt or duvet cover came out exactly as I had hoped.  I can just imagine this quilt in a little girls’ room adding some color, fun and imagination.

Cutie Patterns

Our creative juices have been working to come up with so many different patterns that can be made by using our Cutie Collections.  In case you haven't heard, we have started packaging the newest lines of fabrics into Cutie Packs.  These packs include 16 Fat 1/8ths (9 inches by 22 inches).  By taking these 16 different fabrics and occasionally a background, border and lattice we have started an entire line of patterns that can be used with any Cutie Pack, making each quilt unique.  We have already had customers come in to show us the pattern they made using different packs and they are all stunning!  Last week I was working on a cutie pattern using 2 cutie packs made using the Persimmon Line by Moda. 

This queen size quilt came out exactly as I had hoped! I still need to add the final border, but here is a sneak peak at the final product 

I have mentioned previously that we are also redesigning our online store.  Once this is up and running, we will have all of our previous and new cutie patterns and packs available.  In the meantime, anyone that may be local, please come and see us at 4D Oak Street  Pawling, NY to see our newest creations! Pawling is a great little village to see with a great restaurant, bakery, olive oil store and much more!

Finally, I just wanted to share with you some of the other newest lines we recently received in the shop.  Andover Fabrics has released the newest Downton Abbey II Collection!

Last week we also received the newest Ultimate Spider-Man II Collection from Camelot Cottons.  This fabric is perfect for backpacks, neck ties, pillowcases and other projects for Spider-Man fans of all ages! These fabrics are in stock and available on our website!

We also still have them American Made Brand Cotton Solids in stock, and just ordered 12 new colors! We cannot wait for these to come in.  If you are thinking of making a Christmas gift that has been grown by farmers and finished by you, completely in the United States, this fabric is perfect!

If you are interested in any of the fabrics or patterns, please click on the links to view them on our website.  Thank you for taking the time to see what is new at the Quilt Basket, we look forward to sharing our newest ideas next week with you!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cutie and Handi Quilter News!

This week, like so many lately, has been a very busy one at the shop.  We have been receiving new lines of fabric, teaching classes and creating new Cutie Patterns! For those of you interested, once I have added our newest lines to our website, I post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to let everyone know what has just arrived!

We have 3 new Cutie Patterns we are currently creating and cannot wait to share all of them with you!  This new project was a new technique for me.  Trying to create my own pattern while using a new technique was challenging enough, adding in a 17-month-old fighting for your attention at the same time, let's just say we are glad this week is almost over :-)

I am glad to say that this new pattern is modern and really appealing.  I just finished all of my blocks and now just have to figure out how I'm going to put it all together.  Looks like I may have to make a call to my mom, Cathy, to talk out the next steps while Carter is still napping.

I look forward to sharing with you all of our new Cutie Patterns soon, as well as some other fun projects we have been working on, one using Dear Stella Fabric, another referencing Huguenot Street, and of course a few ideas for the winter months and maybe Christmas presents!

What does 2 more inches mean to you? Did you hear the big news from Handi Quilter? We are excited and cannot wait for this to arrive!!!

Hope to see you back here next week!