Dish towels and tea towels were all the rage at Quilt Market this year in Pittsburgh. You too can have a new set of dish towels. I am always looking for a quick gift idea and a way to use up those left over Jelly roll strips.
2- 24-27″ Flour sack dish towels, hemmed2- strips from a Jelly Roll: Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille3 +1/8th yards rick-rack
This is how darling they are when they are finished!
First, press your towels, then cut the Jelly roll strips the width of the towel PLUS 1″
Turn both ends of the Jelly roll strip under 1/2″
Lay the Jelly roll strip 3″ from the bottom of the towel and pin into place.
Lay the rick-rack on the top of the Jelly roll strip along the long edges. Leave a small amount of rick-rack for tucking under at each end.Sew down the long edges on the rick-rack.
Sew the sides of the Jelly roll strip as you sew around the towel.
Fold the towel into thirds, leaving 3-4″ at the top.
Fold the towel into thirds the opposite way so it is a nice square.
Now, what to do with that little left over piece of Jelly roll that you cut off? If you have a rotary cutter with a pinking blade, cut the left over strip in half length wise.
Tie one around a jar or Jelly…or jam.
Or, sew the two together like this to make one long strip.
Fold the towels again in half and tie the strip around them to make a bow.
Keep them for yourself, or give away to your favorite friend or neighbor! I thought seven different colors would be wonderful, one for each day of the week! You could even make an apron from the same line of fabric…then the lady of the kitchen would be so ” in Vogue!”
2 very pretty dish towels.