* dishcloths

Posted on October 26th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Projects with Instructions, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Today in crafts with very poor effort:payoff ratios, I made a dishcloth.  Not sure why I felt the need to do this, but it has something to do with the scrap patchwork binding mairuru posted the other day.  I needed an excuse to make it.  And in unpacking my fabric I discovered a big piece of thrifted waffle weave I forgot I had.  2+2=dishcloth with scrappy trim.  Yeah, so, first I dumped out all my actual scraps and rummaged through them before deciding ironing and cutting them would be too much work.  Instead, I used a pile of charm squares:  cut them all diagonally down the middle, sewed together the triangles in a big strip on the bias, ironed, cut to 2 inch even strip (this is so much easier for me than trying to keep everything straight while I’m sewing).  I used a double thickness of the waffle-weave, cut to 13×13 inches since that perimeter was about the length of bias trim I got from 10 charm squares.  Then I decided to try a brilliant 2-part improvised strategy for sewing on the binding, which sort of worked, but not nearly as well as in my mind, which is why I’m not going to bother describing it.

Anyway, that was way too much effort for a dishcloth.  Oh well.  At least I’m sewing again!


[Oh, and sorry about the brief craftlog outage earlier this week.  Server upgrade broke some stuff.]

ETA: oh, what the heck, I already had the triangles cut for a second one.  Now I have a set in 2 different colorways of the same fabric patterns.


2 Responses to “dishcloths”

  1. Creative Craft Blog Says:

    These dishcloths are super cute! they would be cute for wedding gifts…but maybe you are right–too much work? ha ha.

  2. keyka Says:

    Your dishcloth is very cute!


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