Thank God for dirty dishes, they have a tale to tell.
While others may go hungry, we're eating very well.
~ Author Unknown
My dishtowels were fun and easy to put together; I felt like getting a head start on Christmas gifts and I don't think the friends who match the initials are sewists who will look at my blog!
I used a little different method for the fabric trim. The cotton was about an inch wider than the towel, and I made the swatch about 5 inches wide. I first attached it to the back of the towel, using the right side of the fabric to the back of the towel. A zipper foot made it easier to run the seam along the hem of the waffle weave towel, which I sewed from the front to follow the seam. I then folded it to the front, pressed the towel, folded in the sides and turning under the front so that I was about an inch from my monogram. (I missed the mark on the first green one, for me). Then it was just a matter of sewing up one side, across the top, and down the other side using the #10 foot.
The fonts are Classic, Curlz, Empire and Curls. I used a frame around the L, two little peppermint candies to frame the G, and bubbles around the A from the Band to Bows CD.