“Chasing Waves” with Laura’s Adorable Beach Towels

When summer rolls around, we all love projects that are quick, fun, and practical!  Check out Laura Berringer’s oh-sew-easy embelllished towels.  She chose prints from Red Brolly’s CHASING WAVES collection to jazz up purchased solid-color towels, with great results!  Read on for the quick tutorial…

  1. First, cut strips of your favorite CHASING WAVES prints.  Cut the height of the fabric border to measure the section of print you want to highlight, plus 1/4″ seam allowances along the top and bottom.  Then cut the length of the fabric border to measure the length of the towel, plus 1/4″  seam allowances at each side.
  2. Turn under the 1/4″ allowances on the sides; press.  Turn under the 1/4″ at the top and bottom edges; press.  Position the fabric border onto the towel, right sides up.
  3. Pin in place, then top-stitch close to all of the folded edges. OPTIONAL: Quilt around the motifs if desired.
  4. Head for the nearest beach…

And to make the most of your limited summer sewing time, Laura suggests using only white thread!  See how well it sinks into the back of the towels for an invisible finish – no need to change bobbin colors!  She might be onto something… We love it when the newbie quilters discover their own favorite tips … but pretty soon we’ll have to stop calling Laura a Newbie  ; )

Love her project?  Be sure to track her quilting progress on Instagram @laurasewmodern.

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