Fabric

Autumn Blessings Tea Towel

for  Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

  • Autumn Blessings Tea Towel
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Materials

  • Purchased kitchen towel, 16"x26"
  • Wool Felt (National Nonwovens): Butternut Squash; Peat Moss; Mustard Seed; Brown Sugar
  • Patterned fabrics: script, 3"x7"; brown ticking stripe, scrap
  • Brown velvet ribbon, 1/2", 7" length
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC): Very Dark Coffee Brown (898)

Tools

  • Tiny alphabet stamps
  • Black pigment ink
  • Sizzix items (Ellison): Big Shot Machine; Bigz Die: Fall Leaves and Acorn
  • Scallop-edge scissors
  • Embroidery needle
  • Lite Steam-a-Seam (The Warm Co.)
  • Aleene's Liquid Fusion (iLoveToCreate)
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Iron and pressing board

Basic Supplies

  • scissors

Pattern - Autumn Blessings Tea Towel

  • 1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse Wool Felt and ticking stripe fabric to webbing with iron and pressing surface. Print and cut out pattern or die cut leaves, acorns and stems from fused felt as shown. Remove backing from pieces and fuse to towel, using photo as placement guide. Cut 2"x2-1/2" rectangle with 1-1/4"x1-3/4" opening for frame. Use scallop-edge scissors to trim frame edges. Trim ticking stripe fabric to fit inside frame. Set pieces aside.
  • 2. Use three strands of floss to blanket stitch edges of leaves, acorns and stems.
  • 3. Press and cut 3"x7" rectangle from script fabric, forming a 1/2" seam allowance on edges. Pin to bottom of towel, folding edges to back of towel as needed. Machine sew rectangle to towel.
  • 4. Use fabric glue to adhere ribbon to towel as shown. Stamp "autumn blessings" on brown ticking stripe. Heat set ink. Fuse ticking fabric and frame to towel as shown. If desired, machine sew ticking fabric and frame to towel to secure.