Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting December 2011
We know you love the quilt projects that appear in American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. We took inspiration from projects in the magazine and created Web-exclusive versions, complete with full instructions as well as staff color options.
Jolly Holiday Staff Color Option
Executive editor Jennifer Keltner utilized a portion of the pleated pillow and the Kumari Garden collection by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit to dress up a purchased 25"-wide tea towel. To embellish your own towel, cut a 5-1/2x26" band and a 2-1/2x48-1/2" strip. Hem short edges and one long edge of strip with 1/4" double-fold hems. Form 15 pleats in the strip and attach pleated strip to towel 2-1/4" from lower edge. Press all edges of the band under 1/2" and position band on towel, covering raw edges of pleats; topstitch band in place. Stitch a few parallel lines on the band to secure it for laundering.