Celtic Knot Bread Towel
Delicate arches appliquéd onto nubby muslin gives this project old world style married with the new world’s modern conveniences of machine appliqué. Your Irish soda bread never looked this good!
- Green cotton fabric, 5”x10”
- Woven natural muslin, 5”x10”
- Recycled flour sack or bleached muslin, 16”x26”
- Off-white sewing thread
cardstock scrap, straight pins, fabric scissors, pencil, iron and ironing board
- Sewing machine
- Glue stick
- 1. Size is 15"x24".
- Celtic Towel
- 1. Print out pattern. Glue pattern onto cardstock scrap for template. Trace template onto back side of green print material. Use fabric scissors to cut out pattern.
- 2. For towel, press recycled flour sack or bleach muslin rectangle. Press 1/2” hem on longest edges. Open up pressed hem and fold edges in toward crease. Fold on crease and press again. Use medium-length straight stitch to stitch hem on long edges of towel.
- 3. Press 1” hem on short ends. Open up pressed hem and fold edges in toward crease. Fold on crease and press again. Use medium-length straight stitch to stitch hem on short edges of towel.
- 4. Press nubby muslin rectangle. Apply small amount of glue stick onto green pattern piece. Press onto muslin. Use medium-length, medium-sized zigzag stitch to stitch around edges of entire piece to appliqué.
- 5. Using same stitch, stitch around each hole in design so all edges have been appliquéd to muslin rectangle.
- 6. Position appliquéd piece approximately 2” from bottom edge of towel. Use straight pins to hold in place. Use short-length, wide-sized zigzag stitch to stitch around entire appliquéd piece to appliqué onto towel. Press entire piece to finish.
by Keri Lee Sereika