Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas teatowels and Potholders

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit." (Nelson Henderson)
This is a great time to buy Christmas fabric. I've found 40% off sales in most quilt stores around town. I've been wanting to make something home made for some ladies at my church who I visit each month.

Yesterday Nanette of Freda's Hive posted a tea towel tutorial, that are easy to do and are so cute! She started with flour sack tea towels. I ran out to our local Bed Bath and Beyond and found these.

Sewing jumbo rick rack and Christmas fabric to the towels makes them very festive. I made two sets today, using the same fabric to make matching potholders. Both these sets whipped up really quick and were fun to do.


7 comments:

Sherri said...

Just wondering what store you got the fabrics in the left and center columns from...I'm headed up that way this weekend!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Super super cute! Your VT ladies will love them. Good for you. It makes me smile to think I had a tiny part in it!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

That is a great idea!! I love Nanette's towels, but combined with your hot pads.....that makes the perfect gift! Thanks!

~D Spack~ said...

Oh My Word! Cute Cute Cute!

Stephanie said...

Great gift ideas. I think I'll head to BB and B with my 20% off coupon. I have one just up the street.

belinda said...

very cute nedra...they will love them....

Eileen said...

sigh.. I wish I had half the quilt shops around here as you guys do out there. Some really wonderful finds you got! And the kitchen sets turned out so adorable! People will love them.