Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fun with Toweling

It's Not Just For Making Dishtowels!

We've recently begun selling toweling at Picking Daisies.  It comes on a roll and is 16" wide and hemmed all along the width.  The idea is that you can cut it into your desired dish towel size and just hem the ends.

But there is oh, so much more that you can do with toweling.  We've searched the web for you and brought together some of our favorite ideas.

We currently have three styles of toweling available at Picking Daisies.  At only $5.50 per yard, imagine the possibilities!

Circle Garland Tutorial

Hanging in Our Window

A garland of fabric circles that twist and turn with the slightest breeze...

They're so easy to make.  All you need is enough fabric to cut 40 4" or smaller circles for a 20 circle garland.  You can use a variety of fabrics, so pull out your scrap bin.

In addition, you will need some Heavy Duty Wonder-Under.

Wonder-Under is one of our favorite fabric craft making supplies.  Have you used it?  It's so simple.....

You are ready to make the circles.  We cut them in 3 different sizes: 4", 3" and 2".

We stacked up our circles randomly in size and fabrics, to prepare for sewing them all together.  First....

Then just start sewing right down the middle of the first circle.  And the end of the first circle, sew slowing counting about 10-15 stitches past the fabric while you gently continue to pull the first circle.  The fabric will "braid" itself together and then you are ready to set the next circle in place.  You can see the technique we used here:

At the base of each garland, tie something to give it a little weight.  We used a bead.


We've got scraps and we've got Wonder-Under, so stop by the store and we'll help you pick out what you need for your own fabric garland.