Teaming up with other ThermOweb designers for the Summer Fun Quilt Block Sew Along has been such a hoot. How cute are those blocks?
Now it’s time to put the quilt blocks together. The smaller quilt blocks make it a cinch for this quick summer project that is perfect for gifts or your own home decor. Who can’t use a new, super cute kitchen towel? Carla here from Creatin’ in the Sticks to show you how to make your own pretty towels.
Summer Fun Kitchen Towels
By Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks
4 – quilt blocks from the Summer Fun Quilt Block Sew Along
HeatnBond Lite Fusible Adhesive
Purchased kitchen towels ( I found these at my local quilt shop )
Iron (I love my pink Oliso) and ironing surface
Aurifil thread 40 wt (#2780)
Rotary cutter and cutting mat with ruler
Kitchen Towel Instructions
Cut four 6 1/2″ squares of HeatnBond Lite Fusible Adhesive. Fuse the squares to the wrong side of the 4 quilt blocks following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Place the quilts blocks on the cutting mat with the backing paper down and trim the quilt blocks to 6″ with the rotary cutter and ruler.
Next, place one towel on the ironing surface and press. Peel the backing paper from 2 of the quilt blocks and position them with the adhesive side down on one end of the towel. Following the package instructions, bond the quilt blocks to the towel. Work in sections until the entire design is bonded to the towel. Once both blocks are bonded, let them cool.
Now, stitch around the blocks with a zigzag, blanket, or straight stitch with the Aurifil 40 wt thread.
Repeat the steps with the other towel and let the towels bring a little summer to your decor.