Staying true to form by working at least one Holiday ahead helps me to achieve my project goals…how about YOU?

I’ve been thinking about our next upcoming Holiday…Thanksgiving!

Who doesn’t love them some Turkey, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie?

Today, I want to put a little spin on a kitchen towel to help celebrate this Special Day…

So…Let’s get Started!

Have you seen the new applique design from Baby Kay’s called “Cute Turkey Pumpkin Hat”?

OMG…it is super CUTE and just PERFECT for hanging on the front of my oven door!

I started by using the 5×7 design size and paired it up with the Silly Monster font for the word “GOBBLE” underneath this sweet little guy! I curved the word slightly so that it would “hug” the bottom of the design…LOVE that!

The Stats…

-5.25” wide X 6.75” tall

-12,856 stitches

Here she goes…

The towel I selected is a “linen” style that I found in a two pack at my local Hobby Lobby Store. I have it loaded in the traditional way of using my 8×8 Full Fast Frame that was prepped with sticky stabilizer. I also fused a piece of No Show Mesh Cut Away stabilizer to the backside…mostly because I wanted the design to maintain it’s shape over time, since the linen style towel was thinner than some of the towels I usually use. The No Show Mesh does just that…NO SHOW through the towel!

And just because it’s what I do…

I slapped a piece of WSS on top and let her run after all the fabric panels were tacked down in place and trimmed!

Since this linen like towel seems a little bit “Plain Jane” for my taste…I gave it a little makeover with some ribbon and coordinating “Thanksgiving Words” fabric!

Now…there’s a PLAN!

Bring on the Turkey and all it’s Fixin’s!


-Cute Turkey Pumpkin Hat Applique Design (I used the 5×7 size)

-Silly Monster Font…curved slightly (1 inch size)

-Fast Frames (I used the Full 8×8 inch size)

-Perfect Stick Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-Fusible No Show Mesh Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-WSS (Off Brand)

-Linen-like Kitchen Towel (Hobby Lobby)

-Heat and Bond Lite Fusible (Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, Walmart and On Line)

-Fabric…Medium Tan (Blank Textiles from Hobby Lobby) Orange (Color Weave from PBTextiles) White (tone on tone unknown) Sage Green (unknown)

-Fabric for Bottom (Hobby Lobby…but just find one you LOVE!)

-Orange and White dot grosgrain ribbon (7/8” wide-Hobby Lobby)

-Thread-Exquisite Brand…Orange #650-Sage Green #950-Brown Tan #621-Red #3015-Black #020-White #010

-Water Soluble Pen for Marking Center of design