Have you ever wanted to use some of your adorable quilt fabric in your kitchen, but didn’t know how? Maybe not! But, if you do, I have a simple and cute way to use it!
First, track down some nice and absorbent kitchen towels that are cost effective. I usually grab this four pack of towels at Target for $3.99.
I then take two strips of fabric (3″, 4″ or 5″) that are about 1.5″ longer than the width of the kitchen towel. The strips of fabric can be as wide or shallow as you would like. I then sew the strips together and press the seam.
Then, you fold each edge in and press in place. You will want to measure up the fabric strip to your towel at this time to make sure that the fabric is just slightly smaller than the towel.
Then, fold in and press the rest of the fabric so that it looks like this. You will have each edge folder over and pressed in so that you have no raw edges. The edges are usually pressed in about 1/2″ to 3/4″.
Place the fabric section onto your kitchen towel and place exactly where you would like. Start at one corner and using the blanket stitch sew around the entire section of fabric.
I do not pin anything usually. Be careful as the dish towel is a bit stretchy so just make sure you keep everything aligned as you sew. Of course, you could pin it.
You will also notice that I even blanket stitched across the seem where the two fabrics are attached. It adds a nice touch.
Here are all four completed towels ready to go.
Side view of the towels.
These towels were a gift for my mom so I wrapped tied them up with some cute red ric rac.
And, placed them in this cute bag.
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