In an ongoing attempt to be more 'green' and always carrying a bit of guilt about buying whole yards of fabric to cut them into tiny pieces I trekked to the local thrift store this past week and bought big men's and women's shirts (including a kimono style robe...what is not to love about that?!). So, with my new fabric swaps I started making some fun kitchen towels.
For the striped one I cut the sleeve off (intact) and used it to create a fun towel tag for hanging. For both of them I used bias tape to edge them so I didn't have to do a hem stitch. I created the bias tape on one of them using bits of a women's shirt. It was fun and satisfying. I'm now obsessed with finding big sized men's and women's shirts and literally dream of finding a thick, cotton yellow one so I can edge it with wine-colored pom-poms. Mmmm.
WI Quilt Expo
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