Pop-Up Basket


Two Finished Baskets

Time to start thinking about spring and making some Easter baskets!

Today, Chris and Annette want to share with you adorable pop-up baskets they made while they were at a quilt retreat. These baskets are a fun, easy project which can be used as an Easter basket or as a home décor basket.

The fabric possibilities for these baskets are endless. Annette made an Easter version by using Easter fabric. Chris wanted a basket to display anytime; so she choose a stunning floral fabric.

The pattern is by Fat Quarter Gypsy. At the end of the article are links to the Pop-Up Basket pattern, pop-up refills, and other interesting pop-up projects.

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Easter Basket


  • Small - 5 1/2 inches
  • Medium - 8 inches
  • Large - 10 1/2 inches


Pop Up Basket Pattern The baskets are super easy to create with the pattern by Fat Quarter Gyspy. The pattern does not include the pop-up spring; the hardware is sold separately.




  • Fabric
  • Craft-Tex Extra Heavyweight Stabilizer or equivalent
  • 4 Large Safety Pins
  • Fusible Medium Weight Stabilizer
  • Small Scissor
  • Marking Pencil
  • Pop-up Spring


  • Small 5 1/2 inch basket - FQG121 Small Pop-Up Refill
  • Medium 8 inch basket - FQG123 Medium Pop-Up Refill
  • Large 10 1/2 inch basket - FQG124 Large Pop-Up Refill



Collapsed Basket The basket folds away for easy storage by collapsing the spring and tying the handle ends together.

Craft-Tex is used in the handles to give them stiffness.  After storage, just press the handles flat with a hot iron and they will stand up again!



Floral Basket


These pop-up baskets are so versatile and not only for Easter. Make them for gifts. Make for a baby shower and fill with baby items. Make for a flower girl to carry. Make for Halloween. Or just make it for your home.


Besides the pop-up basket, Fat Quarter Gypsy has other pop-up items.


This fat quarter pop up is a fun, handy little container that pops!All you need to complete the project is one fat quarter of non-directional fabric or 3/8 yard if fabric is directional.

Fat Quarter Pop UpLearn how to make a Fat Quarter Pop Up Container


Do you have a hard time finding a gift for a teenager or college student? A t-shirt pop-up container is a great Christmas, birthday or graduation gift.

T-Shirt Pop Up Storage Bin Learn about the T-Shirt Pop Up Storage Bin

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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


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


Dritz Large 2" Safety Pins

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


Fat Quarter Pop Up Kit with Instructions

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


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


Large (10 1/2") Pop-Up Refill - FQG124

The Fat Quarter Gypsy Pop-up refill #FQG124. This spring measures about 10 1/5" diameter. Comes with a length of elastic to create a loop that will keep the spring collapsed. Affiliate Link to


Medium (8") Pop-Up Refill - FQG123

The Fat Quarter Gypsy Pop-up refill #FQG123. Spring measures 8" diameter. Comes with a length of elastic to create a loop that will keep the spring collapsed. Affiliate Link to


Scissors - Best Titanium Scissors

3 scissors in package - ideal for cutting paper, fabric and embroidery. Affiliate Link to


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


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


T-Shirt Pop-Ups Pattern

Turn those special t-shirts into fantastic pop-Ups storage bins. Makes a great gift for teenager or college student. Affiliate Link to Amazon


X-Large (14") Pop-Up Refil - Fat Quarter Gypsy

The Fat Quarter Gypsy Pop-up refill #FQG121. Spring measures about 14" in diameter and about 16" when open. Comes with a length of elastic to create a loop that will keep the spring collapsed. Affiliate Link to Amazon

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