I always have fun trying out different interfacing combinations, for this basket I again used ByAnnie’s Soft & Stable (this is an amazon link, but ask your local quilt shop, too, they might have it available by the yard). I basted it to the main exterior pieces (not the front pocket – stuck with SF101 for that). It’s perfect for one of those situations where you know the basket is going to get a ton of use and abuse. The Soft & Stable makes everything stand up nicely and keep it’s shape without much effort. If you love a certain quilting cotton print for this project, it’s definitely a great option! Give it a try, it might be your favorite.
I would recommend using a basting stitch along the top edge of the exterior to be used as a guide for pressing on the last step. Just baste 1/2” from the top edge and press using the stitches as a guide. I also used 1/4” fusible tape to make sure everything was secure without having to use pins. I did use a few clover clips too and it worked really nicely.
I still get a little bit nervous and sweaty on the last topstitching steps of pretty much any project. Maybe I’m the only one! I just have to remind myself to slow down and take my time. I even walk away for a bit before the last step, just to make sure I can focus on doing my best work. Sounds cheesy writing it out, but it does help me!
Hope you’re enjoying an awesome spring day! Thank you so so much about your kind words on my fabric collection. Your excitement means so much to me!