Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sweet Selvedges

using Nanette's waffle dish cloth tutorial i took selvedges to make the binding. i cut my selvedges at 2 in. used a 5/8 in. seam to sew on and tried both zig-zag and straight stitch to finish.three pieces to make Sweet binding. one long piece to make Santa Claus binding.

11 comments:

Des said...

you clever girl! How cute! Okay, I've got to know if these are absorbant and like.....super picker uppers?? like bounty, you know??

sewfunky said...

I like these alot!

Stephanie said...

Love how you put your own spin on the cloths! Great idea.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Karen, after seeing nanettes blog I ordered some waffle cloth too, I love what you did and would never have thought of it, great idea!!

Julia said...

What a great finish on the teatowels Karen..
Love the waffle cloth, but knowing me, mine would be stained in no time!
Julia ♥

Dawn said...

Cute idea!! I've been making a few of the wash cloths myself. What is Santa Claus binding?

Dawn said...

Ok never mind!! I thought Santa Claus binding was a new way of binding...now I see it's Santa fabric...call it what ever you want!!LOL!!

Shari said...

These look great! And using the selvage will keep them strong and useful for a long time! Fantastic...

belinda said...

How smart are you???? W-a-y cute and a brilliant idea!!

Eileen said...

double triple clever!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Look at you!!! How sweet are these. I love them. I got more waffle fabric. I'll definately be making more of these.