christmas towel pillows – wip linky party! + giveaway

hello Wednesday!

christmas towels
remember when I shared this photo??
y’all were fabulous with your ideas and links…
I found the one I was looking for here

christmas towel pillows
I gathered my supplies…
at least what I think will be my supplies…
got to love the pom pom trim!!

christmas towel pillows
so…following the tutorial…I unpicked the hem of the towel…

christmas towel pillows
next was to decide how big to make my pillow based on the size of the design…
I decided to cut the towel into a 13 inch square…

christmas towel pillows
so now I need some help…
I can’t decide which of these fabrics to use as a border and which to use for the back…
originally I thought the plaid would be my border, but then I really like the idea of the plaid for the pillow back…
so do I used the snowflake print or the Sweetwater text print…I just don’t know…
what would you do??

what have you been working on this week??

work in progress

linking up with Lorna

and the giveaway for today…
some larger pieces of batik…
leave a comment to enter…
I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!

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25 Responses to christmas towel pillows – wip linky party! + giveaway

  1. asteride January 9, 2019 at 4:33 am #

    Nice project! I would use the Sweetwater text print for the back and the plaid for the border!

  2. Michele T January 9, 2019 at 5:31 am #

    I am partial to Sweetwater… although I like that plaid too. Could you use the plaid for the border as well as the back?

  3. Lisa Marie January 9, 2019 at 6:53 am #

    I like the contrast of the snowflake print and the towel so I would use the snowflakes for the border and the plaid on the back. If I used the plaid for the border I would want the lines to be exactly straight or it would bug me! So I often avoid options like that. Just a personal preference; I’m sure other people have different ideas that would be pretty too!

  4. Sandy Allen January 9, 2019 at 6:54 am #

    I would use the snowflake or plaid for the border. They seem to frame it better. Either would work for the back, too. Do glad you were able to find the project you were looking for!

  5. Nancy Lewis January 9, 2019 at 6:58 am #

    I love the plaid and would use it for the border and the fabric on the left for the back. Plaid is really great this year. Great idea, I have some of those towels, and didn’t know what to do with them. I also love batiks!!

  6. Deb S January 9, 2019 at 6:59 am #

    I still would love to see the plaid as a border!

  7. Jacqui VMS January 9, 2019 at 7:03 am #

    if you have enough for the border and backing, I’d use the plaid. I love the s.o.t.a.k. blog for her zipper in the back tutorial for pillows. (Google sotak and it comes up as s.o.t.a.k handmade. Click on tutorials and scroll through to find the pillow. That way you don’t need a large square, but two rectangles which sometimes just works. Her tutorial works up fabulous…once you’ve made a couple, they are very quick and easy :-).

  8. lee January 9, 2019 at 7:11 am #

    I really like the snowflake print for the border. Second would be the plaid. I think they would make the that Santa design pop !

  9. Anita L Jackson January 9, 2019 at 7:16 am #

    The plaid looks great next to the print, Go for what strikes your fancy at the moment! They all look great!

  10. Denise January 9, 2019 at 7:23 am #

    I think I would use the plaid as the trim and the snowflake on the back. The plaid just speaks Santa. Either way will be beautiful. Thank you for the linky party.

  11. JoanG January 9, 2019 at 8:05 am #

    I agree with majority, use the plaid for the border and the snowflakes for the back.

  12. Betsy Lewis January 9, 2019 at 8:16 am #

    What a great and creative idea. I would go with the plaid

  13. annette ellis January 9, 2019 at 8:26 am #

    I like the idea of using a dish towel for the main body of the pillow case. I would use Sweetwater text print on border and plaid for the backing; also use plaid for small piece between main body of pillow case and Sweet water text print. Please post picture when you complete it.

  14. Rita Long January 9, 2019 at 9:26 am #

    I think the snowflake.

  15. Lori Smanski January 9, 2019 at 10:20 am #

    What do you really like? Hmm if it were me, I would put the plaid on the front so santa would pop. I would put the snowflakes on the back with a strip over the zipper of words. What ever you do, have fun with it.

  16. Diane January 9, 2019 at 10:28 am #

    I think I would use the snowflakes for the boarder and the plaid for the back. Just me.
    Good luck. Diane

  17. DonnaleeQ January 9, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    I go for the word print. Love the project.

  18. Patty January 9, 2019 at 11:16 am #

    Any of these would work well as borders though I think the plaid pops the fussy cuts. The snowflakes would make a great backing, think sweet dreams under a snowy winter sky!

  19. Beth Talmage January 9, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

    I don’t think there is enough contrast between the Sweetwater print and the towel, so I’d use either the Snowflake print or the plaid for the border, and then use whichever was left over for the backing. P.S. Somehow I missed the original post and I have to pipe up and say I l-o-v-e the “Don’t Stop Believing'” towel. That was the theme song for our 8th grade graduation, which tells you how old I am!

  20. Quilting Tangent January 9, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

    Going to be a cute pillow.

  21. Karen January 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

    Although I am usually all about text fabric, I think the boldness of the snowflake print would be great with that Santa!

  22. Shirley January 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

    I love the text fabric but that is probably because I just love text fabric. All three look great. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  23. Calypso January 10, 2019 at 1:24 am #

    Love the plaid fabric! I would use it for the back and the border!

  24. Jayne P January 10, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

    I would choose snowflakes for the border and plaid for the backing but I look forward to seeing what you decide to do


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