by Heather Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
purchased cotton kitchen hand towels
your choice of cotton quilting fabric, 1/8 yard for each towel (I used fabrics from the Flea Market Fancy-Legacy Collection line by Denyse Schmidt for FreeSpirit Fabrics)
Coats Cotton Covered Quilting and Piecing Thread in colors that coordinate with your fabrics
iron and ironing board
notions: pins, scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, straight edge plastic ruler
card stock, permanent marker (optional)
1. Measure the width of the the towel with a ruler. My package stated that the towels were 16″ x 18″ but they were actually a bit larger, so take the time to measure the width of each towel before you get started. Once you determine the width of your towel, add 1/2″ inch to that measurement and make a note of it.
Congratulations, you’re done! Make a couple more out of coordinating fabrics for a great little gift bundle, or a sweet treat for yourself.
Heather Jones is a designer and modern quilter. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Jeff, and two young children, Aidan and Olivia, who are her biggest supporters as well as her greatest sources of inspiration. Heather founded the Cincinnati chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild and she recently completed her first line of quilting patterns. Three of her original quilts were chosen as winners of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Project Modern Challenges, a year-long national quilting competition. For more information on Heather and her work, please visit her blog at
About the Author
Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.