Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Apple Tea Towel

Apple Tea Towel

Earlier this month, I made a  project using apples, for our November  Across The Pond Sew Along project.

Cookie  Plate Crumb Catcher       design by The Crafty Quilter
In the process of making this project, I ran across a  really cute  pattern for making a cotton tea towel.   I kept my apple fabrics out (on purpose), in case I found time to make an apple tea towel .  

This is the picture of the tea towel, designed by Heidi Pridemore , for Free Spirit fabric, that I fell in love with.
picture courtesy of Quilt
I just loved the simple style of this pattern.  I decided to use the apple fabric for the bottom ruffle section, and plain muslin for the top section.
Tea towel   design by Heidi Pridemore for Free Spirit fabrics
I made the top section plain, so I could add some applique... an apple pie and a red and a green apple.   I ironed Heat n Bond lite fusbile onto  the back of the pieces and then they were  ironed to the towel.  I  blanket stitched ( by machine ) around the shapes, and added some steam lines from the "fresh from the oven" apple pie.

the applique 

The apple tea towel on my oven door

This is a fun project that doesn't  take a long time to sew.  I think I spent more time on trying to figure out which  fabrics to use,  and what applique to put onto the towel.

Have you checked out Amanda and Amy's   ATPSA projects yet? They are so  pretty and delicious!  

Amanda  ,The Patchsmith's,  Apple Mug Rug Wall hanging

Amanda's blog has specific directions on how to make her sweet little apple mug rug wall hanging, using Lori Holt's apple block pattern.

Amy's , of Amy Made That! , apple blocks for Quilty Fun Sew Along
You can see our projects, and others in our Across The Pond Flickr Group.  Hop on over to check them out.  Hook up any apple projects that you make.  We love to see what you make!

All of these apples are making me hungry for apple pie!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Your tea towel is adorable Susie!!! I can smell an apple pie being pulled out of the oven!!

    1. I wanted to make a tea towel, ever since I saw your beautiful strawberry tea towel!

  2. These are lovely. I am gonna make some soon. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is such an adorable Apple project! I can't get over it - the appliques are adorable, and I love the colors and prints you've used. Super sweet!

  4. It's a beautiful tea towel! The apple pie is wonderful, it looks delicious. Love the fabric you used, it makes the pie look so realistic!


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