Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Little Something


Here are two of a dozen kitchen towels I decorated with Christmas fabric. Obviously these aren't a pair, but I did repeat the designs in twos. I prewashed the fabric so it won't bleed, but I didn't prewash the towels. A little distortion from shrinking should not hurt the appearance too much, I hope. I'm intending to use them as hostess gifts or small gifts for friends.

It was fun to use some of the things I learned at my Janome owner's class last week. I love the heavy topstitch on the right-hand towel, and the stitch-in-the-ditch foot made the piped edging on the other one easy. This whole project is so unlike anything I usually do that I enjoyed it.

Now back to pre-Thanksgiving chores. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

6 comments:

Debra said...

Great hostess gifts!

paulahewitt said...

these look great. and here i was thinking you'd be tired of red and white after all those stars

dee said...

It's nice when yo have the right tools to work with. Looks like you're getting the hang of that machine very well. I never tire of red & white.
Happy Thanksgiving Kay.

rianammerman said...

Those are great! I wish I could remember what I learned at my Janome class...

jenclair said...

I bought some cheap flour sacking to make some of these. I've prepared one cutting to size and doing the hemming. And there it sits. Maybe I'll be inspired to go ahead and finish at least one!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Hope you had a great Turkey Day! I love this work you did on these towels. You make it look easy and by the way, I really think you're doing a great job ENJOYING your new machine. Makes me happy!