One of my absolute favorite things to give is a homemade loaf of bread and a little handmade love with a loaf of bread. It is a simple one that I know I have on hand, but still is a wonderful one to receive. And if you have a couple of leftover quilt blocks it makes it fast and easy to whip up a handmade tea towel in no time at all! It would be absolutely perfect for a teacher’s gift!
Quilt Block Tea Towel Tutorial
*linen tea towel (finished)
*3-4 fabric scraps cut to 1.5 inches
1 yard mini-pom poms
Steps for Making the tea towel:
- Take your 3-4 strips of ½” fabrics and stitch them together into a long strip of 3-4 fabrics. Then cut the strip into 4 quilt blocks 4 ½” using ¼” seam allowance.
Step 2: Stitch the 4 quilt blocks together to form a row of quilt blocks longer than the tea towel. Lay your quilt strip on tea towel. Then, stitch along the top and bottom of the quilt blocks to secure the row to the linen tea towel.
Step 3: On the sides, turn your raw edges under twice and pin in place. Then stitch the sides in place to have nice professional edges.
Step 4: Stitch your pom-poms on to the raw edges of the tea towel along the top and the bottom to hide the seam allowances. And you are done!
And this is a perfect gift to give with a loaf of homemade bread…..if you need a great homemade bread recipe, click below.
And now you can enjoy making a simple and fast gift that anyone will absolutely love!
Jess Abbott says
I love this idea, so simple – yet so personal. A wonderful neighbor gift to welcome
Someone to the hood!! Lovely. You guys are always so thoughtful 🙂
Love it, this is the kind of gift I like to give, will check out your bread recipe as well 🙂
Where do you find the natural linen tea towels?
I found these at Hobby Lobby 😉