I have been doing several new designs on Kitchen Towels lately, some with big, dense designs, others with a lot of text. Some also have appliqué designs with Vinyl or Fleece. Sometimes I wash them to get the back of the wash-away off, and see how they come out of the dryer. They aren’t always so fun when you first see them out of the dryer – but don’t fret!
For my kitchen towels, I primarily use a towel that is 100% cotton – though I have been trying new versions for more variety in texture and color. But this post is about the 100% cotton towels.
I have photos of two examples below – one with a very dense Lincoln face, the other with a fun, less dense but still scrunched up Live and Let Fry. And as you’ll see, in the end, good as new.
They look a little scary coming out of the dryer. Most of the time I just do a quick iron to the front of the towel, straighten out the edges and the corners, and we’re good to go.
In these instances (as shown below), I start by ironing the design on the back of the towel – iron set to cotton with steam on.
Iron the design portion on the back, maybe a little more if you want, but I stay in the middle of the towel so I don’t iron the hems on the back. Then, I flip it over, iron the front, the edges, the corners, and we’re good!
REMEMBER: If the design has vinyl on the front, like the green lawn chair below – DO NOT iron the vinyl on the front. You can iron the back of the design, just keep the iron moving so it doesn’t melt the vinyl. Sometimes I also use fleece, such as the clouds below – I would probably still iron the back of the design on this one, but I’m less concerned about the iron melting the fleece.
It’s in the 90s and I am working with Fleece. Planning for the Holidays starts months in advance – I did some already but I’m really getting into the hardcore prep now, with 3 shows coming up – they will be here so fast I’m sure!
So this weekend I’ve been working on some Halloween, and some Christmas. And earlier this week I did some True Crime – and Tacos. All are now listed at the Studio and select items on Etsy.
I am so ready for Back to School. Snuck some fun School felties in here too! The Felties shown below are all Vinyl on the front and Felt on the back, and all around the 1.75inch-ish size.
As always leave a comment and let me know if there is anything you are looking for. I’m really getting into Halloween and Elfwear with my Elf Emporium – so now is the time to ask!
I made some new Bookmarks/Ornaments this week to celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday today – and found a few other things that I have made over time. So many more on my list though! Just a few shown below – you can find them all in the new category I just set up in the Studio. It just makes you want to go to Hogwarts, doesn’t it?!
Do you share a birthday with Harry Potter? Did you get your letter?
Let me know what is your favorite? What are you still looking for? Have a Happee Day!
It has been a busy summer so far, but I do have a few new things I just listed for this week and working on many, many more! I am trying to get ready for a local Toy Convention at the end of the month so my boys are very helpful in what I should make – I only need 4 more machines and a million more hours to achieve their goals.
This weekend I made 5 new towels and 3 new Bum Bookmarks. They are so cute, and so many more on the way – they match the Bum Poo bags!
Let me know if there is anything you are looking for. As always everything will be at the Studio and some items on Etsy until they sell out or expire. I’ve started adding to Facebook shop too. Find my Facebook page and Like it to follow along. I also have a Facebook Group, very helpful with the PDF files if you want to make the Minecraft Quilt!
Previews below – but use the links above to navigate to where you want to go. Thanks for stopping by – have a happy, healthy and safe week!
I recently made several Business Card Holders in both Standard and Moo Square sizes – in a variety of colors. The Moo Square is shown holding 20 business cards, this is what I use. I don’t have 20 standard business cards to stack but I would guess the Standard should hold about the same. I borrowed a business card for the preview – thanks Marceline! Check these and more out on Etsy – for all but Yellow Dragon there is only one available so if you like it, grab it! Thanks for stopping by – have a great Wednesday!
Aren’t these the cutest things you’ve ever seen?! If this doesn’t make you want to take Pooch on a walk I don’t know what will! There are currently 17 different breeds available (shown below) – may be more in the future. They are all made on high grade upholstery vinyl with marine vinyl appliqué. A zipper to insert a roll of bags (one roll included with purchase) and a Lobster Clasp off the side to attach to a belt loop, leash, etc. Previews below and you can find these at the Studio or on Etsy.
Is there a breed you are looking for? Let me know!