Jun 21, 2010

What do you think?

 

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These awesome dishtowels were given to me 32 years ago at my wedding shower.  They were made especially for me by my friend Karen, who I haven’t seen for many years. I adored these when I first saw them.  I still do.  They have sat in the linen closet all this time because I don’t want to dry dishes with them.  So I just pull them out once in a while to look at and then back they go. 

For some reason, they popped into my head first thing out of bed this morning and I wondered if they could be made into a quilt!  A light bulb moment!  The towels aren’t quilt material, but for me it would be just a special quilt, maybe one that could lay at the foot of our bed.

Do you think this is a wise idea?

Any advice?

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24 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Darling towels, and the perfect bridal shower gift too!

I love the quilt idea, and I think your old friend would be thrilled to have them preserved like that.

MGM

kjquilts said...

I think it's a wonderful idea! Now you'll be able to enjoy them everyday. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Angela said...

That'd be great! I can't think of the name of it right now, but there is a stabilizer you can get at the quilt shop (or Joann's) that is supposed to be to stabilize t-shirts for a t-shirt quilt, maybe you should back those blocks with something like that, so they don't fray or get too worn out where they are embroidered?
They are too cute!

Cynthia said...

Those are tooo cute. I see people make quilts out of everything, I don't see why not. I was thinking the same thing on the T-shirts (they are the rage now). The good thing about making it into a quilt is that they aren ot tucked away in a box in a closet only to be looked at every blue moon. They are on your bed being displayed and enjoyed. Would love to see the quilt. I think they would look good with some sashing around them. Good Luck.

ann hermes said...

I think it a great idea to make a quilt out of the towels. You will get to enjoy them more and that will honor the maker.

Thearica said...

Measure your eating table and make a table cover size quilt out of them!

Kaaren said...

Absolutely, Annette! Better than sitting in the closet. Go for it!

I just love them.

W. Latane Barton said...

I definately think so. Then you would enjoy them every day just not when you dragged them out of the closet. Go for it!!

Kim said...

Hi Annette. I'm guessing that the dishtowels are 100% cotton, perhaps a bleached muslin. I would go ahead and make the quilt that you are considering, but if you don't get around to doing that soon I would recommend that you start drying dishes with the towels. Use them and enjoy them. What use is this gift if it remains hidden in a closet? Truly, we take nothing with us when we go. Now is the time to enjoy them, so go ahead and enjoy them, remember your friend with each wipe of a dish.

Sue-Anne said...

I think that is a great idea! then you could look at them all the time instead of them being shoved away in a cupboard. I don't think it matters that they are not quilting fabric.

Robyn said...

Hi Annette,
I think this is a wonderful idea.
I have made a quilt that includes lots of tea towels and old pyjamas etc and it washes and wears well.

I know you wouldn't include the old pyjamas..he he
but nicer to be seen and treasured.
What about a wallhanging?
I say go for it!

Linda said...

I think those are way too special to be tucked away. I would think you could quilt them or even put them in a frame to hang in your kitchen.

Lori said...

What a cute set of towels!! I agree with the other commenters, either make them into a quilt using a stabilizer to firm them up a little or use them as towels and enjoy them.

Colleen said...

This brought back fun memories for me. I have a set just like these in my cedar chest. My sister, Pat, made them for me for my bridal shower. I couldn't bring myself to use mine either:o) I think your idea of a quilt is a great one! (I'm so happy we ran into each other last week. It was so nice to see you!)

MARCIE said...

Those towels are so adorable! And what a lot of embroidery work! My grandmother used to embroider towels on flour sacks and I do have a baby quilt that she made from the same towel fabric. It was great! Can you check the thread for colorfastness? I can see it made up in 30's or 40's fabric!

julieQ said...

I think a quilt made our of these would be wonderful!! That way you could enjoy it every day.

Hanne said...

There is only one thing to say - Go For It - and have fun :_)

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh how cute a quilt would be with feedsack repro fabrics! lovely! Yes, do USE them one way or the other... I 'm not much for having anything that you can't use... XO

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

These are so cute!

Pokey said...

Too cute to keep in the closet anymore! Quilt Them!!

Tricia said...

If you're not going to use them to dry dishes, you might as well use them for a quilt. I think they would be cute that way!

quiltingnana said...

It's a great idea...can't wait to see how you do it

Thimbleanna said...

Those are adorable! Sorry I'm not full of advice. I love embroidered dishtowels -- what a treasure!

Carrie P. said...

I can't believe you still have those towels. What a great idea to make a quilt. I like how it looks so far. Your friend would be impressed.

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