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This guest towel uses heirloom techniques, and although the chevron pattern itself dates back to Ancient Greece 1800BC , its dramatic use with the Madeira appliqué hem gives it a modern twist. The gimp work, a time-honored heirloom technique, is sewn in a modern way as well.
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¼ yard white batiste
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5 x 18 inches ecru batiste
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Fabric marker
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Tear-away stabilizer
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Wash-away basting thread
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White sewing thread
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Ecru embroidery thread
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Size 100 top stitching needle
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Size 75 universal needle
Directions
1.
Cut the white batiste into a piece measuring 18 X 24 inches.
2.
Fold the ecru piece in half creating a piece that is 5 x 9 inches.
3.
Using a wash-away marker, draw the top part of the design from the templates further in these directions onto the ecru fabric..
4.
Open the piece up and draw the bottom part of the template all the way across the bottom of the ecru piece. Keep the points even with each other.
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Place wash-away basting thread in the bobbin and white sewing  thread in the top of your sewing machine.
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