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After Washing Your New Embroidered Kitchen Towels for the First Time

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.

Iron the back first, Cotton setting with Steam.
Iron the Front.
Iron the back first, Cotton setting with Steam.
Chair with Vinyl Appliqué – do not iron the chair on the front!
Fleece Clouds

New This Week 07.12.21

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!

Business Card Holders – Both Standard and Moo Square

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!

Doggie Bags :: Poo Bag Dispensers

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!

Beagle
Boston Terrier
Boxer
Bull Terrier
Bulldog
Chihuahua
Cocker Spaniel
Corgi
Dachshund
Frenchie
Husky
Labrador
Maltese
Pomeranian
Pug
Schnauzer
Shih Tzu

New Coaster Sets

I have a lot of new Coaster designs and I decided I wanted to focus on making one thing – and that was Coasters. I like Coasters – they are fun to make and I came up with a way that it is all in the hoop so I just have to do some final trimming. I used to make the design and then sew them together myself. I like this new way better. Here are the sets available now. More to come! And if you are looking for a specific idea let me know and I will see if I can add that to the shop. Thanks and Happy Friday!

Cattitude Coasters
Cattitude
Eff Coasters
Eff
Coffee Talk Coasters
Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk
Reasons for Wine Coasters
Reasons for Wine

Supernatural Wit Halloween Wall Art

I finished up the first new set of Halloween Art this weekend: Supernatural Wit Halloween Hoops. Each piece is brightly colored on a dark background with a sassy phrase – what better way to get you prepared and in the proper mood for October?

I may have a plan to bring in a set of these to my day job and hang one outside of everyone’s door. I don’t know what will be left for me and my door, but I have an idea of where “Resting Witch Face” and “Watch Out I Bite” will end up. LOL – there is a lot of love in our office, and we all love the holidays. Looking forward to the First Day of Fall and all things festive through the end of the year!

Which reminds me: A couple of years ago I was driving through town and looking for my destination and I turned the corner, saw a sign, and started laughing so hard. I told my husband to take a picture for me but he was too slow. The sign in question was an Auto Shop. The sign: “THEY’RE BACK! PUMPKIN SPICE OIL CHANGES!” Best Pumpkin Spice Sign Ever. I still love it.

Each image is clickable so you can get more information. Thanks for visiting and have a great First Week of Fall! #PumpkinSpiceEverything

Supernatural Wit: Come In For A Bite
Supernatural Wit: Creepin' It Real
Supernatural Wit: Demons Are A Ghouls Best Friend
Supernatural Wit: Don't Cross Me
Supernatural Wit: If the Broom Fits
Supernatural Wit: Resting Witch Face
Supernatural Wit: Trick Or Treat Yo'self
Supernatural Wit: Watch Out I Bite