Since I was doing multiple basket handles from the same fabric, I decided to try a way to do 2 handles at once, with the idea that I wanted my method to prevent any bias stretching of the background fabric. By stitching the handles before cutting apart, there would not be a bias stretching issue. Another idea would be to add a quick hand-basted line across the bias just inside the cutting line on each of the 2 pieces before cutting them apart and then doing the applique. NOTE: Scissors on picture #1 point to the bias line.
1. Rough-cut Inklingo Basket for 2 basket tops. Scissors point to bias line.
2. Basket Handle Fabric layered over background and basted on Inklingo printed lines.
3. Basket Handle Fabric layered over background, basted on Inklingo printed lines, trimmed to scant quarter seam width, and cut where the 2 handles separate (see scissors).
4. One handle needle turned.
5, Both handles needle turned.
6. Pieces trimmed and separated into 2 basket handle tops.