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« on: July 01, 2010 07:44:36 AM »

Stitched this towel up as an anniversary gift for my desert-dwelling in-laws.  Pattern from sewcharitable on Flickr.

Stitched this towel for me.  Cheesy  Pattern from mmaammbr on Flickr.

Thanks for looking. C&C welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010 08:30:46 AM »

Those are adorable!  I like that the sunshine is smiling Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 09:08:54 AM »

these are absolutely beautiful! the stitching is amazing! i recently tried embroidering my first teatowel, and found it a nightmare. do you have any tips on how to embroider teatowels?
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 10:03:54 AM »

Love both, though the ones you did for yourself would look better in my kitchen Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010 01:06:55 PM »

these are absolutely beautiful! the stitching is amazing! i recently tried embroidering my first teatowel, and found it a nightmare. do you have any tips on how to embroider teatowels?
These are nubby microfiber towels so you can't really transfer a pattern directly on them very easily.  I traced my pattern onto Sulky Solvy wash away stabilizer (it's like a plastic sheet that dissolves) and then hooped the stabilizer and towel together and stitched.  When you are done you just rinse off the stabilizer and you are left with your cute towel.  The thicker fabric of these towels snags sometimes, but a little extra thickness can also hide your back stitches or knots a little better than thinner floursack towels.

I love to stitch towels, they are inexpensive, work up quickly, and you can never have enough towels, right?
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 09:15:32 PM »

I love both of these! I think towels like this make the cutest most practical gifts.

I also appreciate the info about Sulky Solvy. I'm definitely going to have to try it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2010 07:19:22 AM »

Those are awesome! I love both of them.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010 06:22:56 PM »

These towels are adorable.  I especially like the desert theme. 

I have tried tea towels also.  I used some cheap ones from target.  I found that the stitching looks a lot better when I only use 3 or 4 threads, rather than the entire 6-strand thread.  I think it makes the hole too big for cheaper tea towels.  I think a split stitch may look better since the holes get covered more by the threads rather than the back stitch, if that makes any sense.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010 12:55:44 AM »

Those are sooo cute, love them!
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2010 04:51:22 PM »

oh they are perfect!! I love the expressions on the strawberries faces!  I never can seem to achieve that with my embroidery.. the faces never look right..
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