Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tea Towels!


A few weeks ago, I got some tea towels from Jo anns with a coupon, to try them out. I really like the loose weave and vintage look and it is something I can stitch or applique as gifts. They come in different colors, but green is my color and perfect for halloween or Christmas.

The first one I did with a stitchery, that I got from Kathy Schmitz. She has a newsletter and she offers free patterns in each issue, and this one worked perfectly for the tea towel.


The second one I did a wool applique from a Buttermilk Basin pattern. I love this design and will be making the actual pattern, but I wanted to try it on a towel. It takes up the length of the towel so it can't be folded, so this is good if you hang it from a wide rack. I also messed up and went wonky at the end, guess I should fix that;)

These are fun to do and we all have appliques that can be used for towels or reduce ones that are too large. With a coupon, it is cheaper than making your own and they work up quickly.


16 comments:

Merry Wind Farm said...

Those really turned out cute...I love the bird one.
Melinda

acorn hollow said...

very cute lots of great ideas for those.
Cathy

Kate said...

Your tea towels are delightful!

Jacque. said...

Good job, Debbie!!

Wendy said...

Very cute idea. I like the wonky at the end.

Barbara said...

Very cute. I don't think I knew JoAnn had these.

Chris said...

Wow! They are fabulous :)

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Very nice! I got a stack of tea towels to punch on, but my family used them and now they seem to be permanently wrinkled! I'll have to take a look at those the next time I'm in JoAnns. They look nice!

Melody said...

They look so good.

The Wool Cupboard said...

Love your tea towels! I need to plan a trip to JoAnns I guess!

Linda

Karen said...

My first embroidery project was embroidery on tea towels. I was in either 5th or 6th grade. A very fond memory.

Raymond Homestead said...

Never thought of doing wool applique on a tea towel, looks great!

moosecraft said...

They both look great!

Vicki W said...

Oh I love both of them!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

These are so cute.
Leave the w it looks like it is supposed to be that way.

Carole said...

Those are really cute! I like how they turned out! Thanks for sharing!