Har­vest Tea Tow­els

Easy fusible appliqué, a cou­ple of wo­ven tow­els and an af­ter­noon are all you need to stitch up some beau­ti­ful gifts or maybe make a set for your­self.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 2 pur­chased tan-checked tea

tow­els • Scraps or­ange, brown, green and

gold prints or tonals • 1 fat quar­ter each or­ange plaid

and pump­kin print • Thread • Brown No. 8 pearl cot­ton • 1/2 yard fusible web • 11/2 yards 3/4"-wide green rick­rack • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From each fat quar­ter: • Cut 1 strip 8" by width of tea towel

plus 1".

PRE­PAR­ING THE TOW­ELS

1. Cut 3" off the bot­tom end of each tea towel. 6.

2. Cut a length of rick­rack to match the width of each towel plus 1". 3. To com­plete one tea towel, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, cen­ter a length of rick­rack 1/2" up from the cut end of the towel with the ends ex­tend­ing 1/2" on each side. Fold the ex­cess rick­rack at the sides around to the back of the towel; ma­chine-baste the rick­rack in place across the width of the towel.

4. Fold a fat quar­ter strip in half along length with wrong sides to­gether; press.

5. Open the strip and fold and press a 1/2" hem to the wrong side on each short end and on one long edge as shown in Fig­ure 2.

Place the fat quar­ter strip on a towel, match­ing raw edges with right sides to­gether, as shown in

7. Re­fold the fat quar­ter strip to the back of the towel on the pressed line, cov­er­ing the pre­vi­ously stitched seam and pin to hold; top­stitch close

Fig­ure 3, with the rick­rack in be­tween the lay­ers. Sew a 1/2" seam.

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