Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tried it out Thursday - Strawberry applique dish towel

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I didn't get around to doing an embellished tank this week, but I did take another stab at some appliqued dish towels. My niece is getting married and is using strawberries in
her kitchen. Strawberry dish towels are no where to be found in South Georgia, so I made my own. I purchased two towels from the Dollar Tree and a fat quarter with a strawberry print from Joann's. (It was half off so it was 50 cents!) I already had a red checkered print fabric in my stash and some Heat N Bond, so I made both towels for $2.50!

I found a a template for the strawberry at Whimsy Couture.  I followed the instructions at Yellow Plum Blossom for the ruffles but I only did one row of ruffles on each towel since there was a border on the towels already.

What do you think? I'm pleased with these and my niece loved them. This take on embellished dish towels was much better than my first try with the firecracker towels.

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  1. Fonda, these are ADORABLE! SO (sew?) cute!!

  2. These are so adorable! I love how you used the checked material for the berries.

  3. My Mother-in-law does berries in her kitchen -- bet she'd like it if I gave her some pretty towels like yours!

  4. I like the ruffles. This makes me want to try making them. Thanks for sharing!

  5. They turned out really cute! I love strawberries-they are yummy and cute!

  6. So sweet! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  7. I love your strawberry towels! Really cute! Thanks for sharing - I'd love to try something like this.

  8. What cute towels. Great detail work.

    BTW- I'm hosting a fabric giveaway this week over at my blog - stop by when you get a chance:

  9. These are just adorable! Great job on them!

  10. Super cute! I love the ruffle and the strawberry. Great job and fun colors!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ <a href=">Submarine Sunday Link Party</a>

  11. Suzanne at Simply Suzannes at Home

    Love the sweet strawberries!
    Have a beautiful week,


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