Aunties Two of Portland, ME have come up with a darling little Biscuit Basket that takes only 15 two and one-half inch strips of fabric, cut the width of the fabric. From those you make three 32" long strips, three 22" long strips and five 18" long strips, sewn right sides together and then turned right side out. You have to use a strong interfacing to place inside these strips, which you then weave together, pinning as you go to keep the shape. The final strip is used for binding along the top.
The basket ended up measuring 6 x 10 x 6 inches. A grosgrain or other ribbon can be placed around the top and tied. I used a delicate, sheer, sparkly pastel purple one for mine. My strips are one-half of a Bali Pops collection.