Vintage Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  I made these cotton flour sack dish towels a few years ago for my aunt and my mom.  I kept one for myself too cause it was too cute not to!

Supplies Needed
I chose remnants of 5 different coordinating fabrics and one solid.
one cotton flour sack
embroidery needle and thread in color of your choice
light weight fusible web
iron
scissors

I cut a 4 1/2″ for a border for two edges.  I used the iron to fold it over and also tuck all edges.  It was easiest to iron it and then pin it to the fabric.  I thoroughly pinned it to the edge so that it wouldn’t shift or move.  I then did a blanket stitch around all of the open edges making sure that I incorporated the front of the fabric to the back of the piece evenly.

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I lightly ironed 4 coordinating fabrics to squares of the light weight fusible web material just to tack the material together.  I then cut 3 different sizes of hearts of the fabric and fusible web.  I also did the same for the solid red, cutting five small hearts.

Then iron the hearts to the cotton flour sack in the design that is appealing to you.  I used a pink thread to tightly stitch a blanket stitch around each heart.

Each year, I break it out as a table covering rather than use it for a kitchen towel.  It’s a Valentine’s favorite!  Hope you make some of your own.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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