|ScrapBusters: Bow Tie Bath Towels|
|Editor: Liz Johnson|
|Friday, 29 July 2011 03:00|
Here's another super fast ScrapBusters project that turns out super cute with very little effort on your part. We used pre-cut Jelly Roll strips to make our ribbons, but any long scraps would work. You'll need just two 2½" x 44" strips for each towel. These gussied-up guest towels with their bright bows would look very cool on your own towel bar, but better still, they are the perfect quick and easy hostess, wedding shower or house warming gift.
We made three towels, blending our fabric selections so they looked great on their own or hung together. We actually used three different brands of hand towels, purchasing whatever we found on sale. I mention this because 1) it proves the size of the ribbon ties should work with the majority of the towels you'll find in your neck of the words, and 2) it means this idea is fast and easy and inexpensive .
Thanks to our friends at Moda Fabrics for providing us with a set of Hoopla pre-cuts for this project.
One technical note: This project requires a lot of stitching and pivoting through multiple layers very close to the edge. Not a problem with my Janome machines because they have an awesome feeding system. If you've had trouble with edgestiting like this on your machine in the past, you'll want to test the technique first... perhaps with some fabric scraps on an old towel.
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