Welcome to the Darling Basket pattern tips and tricks page!
Darling Basket is in issue 50 of Make Modern Magazine! Yeehaw. This is a fabulous riff on a vintage block. I have used Denyse Schmidt's latest range Darling. I LOVE her vintage vibe. To get Darling Basket, here is a link to issue 50, or the all-access pass which is terrific value, giving every issue ever published! That's a bucketload of patterns to peruse.
The following video shows how to make the handles for this pattern. It includes how to make the bias binding, ironing the handle into a curve and then attaching and stitching down the handle.
Note - if you don't have a ½" bias tape maker, you can use a hera marker to make a quarter inch seam allowance from edge long edge and then carefully fold and press each side down. You could also use premade single fold bias, you want a finished width of ½".
At this link is an updated PDF for the applique handle template. The only change is the addition of a dashed centre line to line up with the fabric crease when tracing the template as well as a colouring/planning and quilting diagram for bit stitch quilting.
Below is an photo of the difference between single fold and double fold bias binding. We're using single fold for this project to reduce bulk. Double fold is often used to bind quilts, the open side of the folded binding is stitched to the quilt and then the creased edge is folded over to the back and stitched down. Double fold gives durability to quilt edges. Single fold is often used for curved binding in applique and smaller patchwork projects.