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Kitchen Towel Swapping

This year, I’m participating in a kitchen towel appliqué swap organized by Toni. There are 12 participants, and we’ve each been assigned a different month. We’ll receive 11 towels throughout the year and then make 12 to send for our special month.

The January and February towels from Toni and Cindy:

The March and April towels from Stacie and Barb:

My month, June, is coming up quickly. I managed to find my towels the other day. I chose to go with classic black and white striped towel. I love the texture and pattern on these towels, hope it doesn’t make stitching too difficult though.

I’ll be using this Baby to quickly cut out my fusible applique shapes in bright and funky colours:

I haven’t decided yet if I’ll do a blanket stitch or raw edge stitch around the applique shapes. Will share photos when I’m done. I might even do a large running stitch with perle cotton or embroidery floss if the sewing machine won’t cooperate. Any tips for stitching on the weave towel?

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This post was published on April 28th, 2011. Post topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery.

3 Responses to “Kitchen Towel Swapping”

  1. Deborah says:

    Very cute idea! Love those towels you picked, too!

  2. What a great idea – we always need kitchen towels don’t we?

  3. karin says:

    You might want to consider using a water-soluble topper so your stitches don’t get lost in the waffle-weave. I do that with my machine embroidery and they always come out better than if I didn’t use the topper. (Normally the topper is used over terry-cloth, so the loops don’t pop up & snag your needle or mess up the design, but I use it on any uneven surface to “float” the stitches)

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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