Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Quick Kitchen Towels with my Accuquilt GO

 I thought you might like to see a quick project I did with my Accuquilt GO!  I made these 3 little kitchen towels for my son and daughter-in-law to use in their new kitchen.  I used the GO! Birds die (#55324).




I backed 3 pieces of fabric with Steam-a-Seam Light (you can use whatever fusible product you prefer).
Then, I cut a few of all 3 birds and wings from each of the 3 different fabrics. I mixed up the colors and laid them on the 3 towels- rearranging them until I was happy.  I followed the directions on the fusible paper to fuse the shapes to the towels.

Note:  The GO! instructions say that I should not put more than 6 layers of fabric through the machine at a time.  When the fabric is backed with fusible paper, it counts as 2 thicknesses, so I only put 3 layers at a time through the machine.  Never overload the GO!


I then used a blanket stitch on my sewing machine to go around all of the shapes.  I used a skinny satin stitch to make little legs and feet and a dot of an eye.

Voila!  A quick and fun gift!

Note that I used flat towels.  You can experiment with plush towels, but the fusible won't behave the same.

8 comments:

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

So cute. I wish I could afford a GO

Judy S. said...

Very cute!

Jackie said...

I love the little birdies! They look wonderful on the towels.

Needled Mom said...

Soooo cute.

SewCal Gal said...

Oh Sue, these are so cute. Love them. Inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Marjorie said...

Those are wonderful. And I have that die.

Barb said...

These are adorable!!

PNWBookGirl said...

Cute! I wish my sewing machine had a blanket stitch!