What was your source for this sewing project? Improvisational What are you most proud of? I was inspired by Susan Breier's book, "It's a Wrap" loaded with inspirational photos of baskets made from wrapping cotton strips around 1/4" cotton clothesline rope, and sewing the fabric wrapped rope together round and round with a zig-zag stitch. Be prepared to use a heavy duty sewing machine needle 16/100. I use serger thread in both the upper and bobbin because this project is a thread eating monster. I used a dab of glue stick to join one strip of fabric to the next strip as I wrapped and zig-zagged round and round. To begin, you wrap fabric around 5-6 inches of rope and coil it into the size of a silver dollar. medallion. Straight stitch across the diameter. Rotate 90 degrees and straight stitch across the diameter. These two straight stitch lines form an "X" across the coiled fabric medallion--holding it secure. Change to zig-zag stitch, and continue wrapping fabric around the rope about 6 inches, then zig-zag and you will watch it grow larger and larger. Once you are satisfied with the size of the base of the basket, begin to lift the base upward as you continue to wrap rope and zig-zag (see photos). It's----it's magical! This basket was made from a 100 ft. roll of 1/4" cotton clothesline rope that I purchased at a farm and fleet store here in Wisconsin. The 100 ft. roll was under $6. This type of project can be a scrap buster with a little bit of effort. I'm going to continue to sew baskets this week and experiment. The finished basket I made has a base diameter of 10" and the height of the basket is 8". I made a coil decorative handle and handsewed it to the basket with heavy duty upholstery thread $2.79 at Hancock Fabric. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I don't have a sewing machine tabletop extension, so I improvised using magazines, and a roll of fabricfor support as I started to lift the base and build the side walls. Works like a dream. By the way, 2 strips of fabric = one drink coaster. I made lots of coasters and love them. I also made some huge table platters. Great gifts. Hmmmmmm, I wonder if I could make a rug???????