What You Need to Know When Stitchin for the Kitchen

Kitchen accessories make great gifts, especially when you can make them in the hoop!

Whether it is for yourself or to keep on hand as quick gifts, kitchen accessories are not only useful, they are appreciated. Try these tips to keep your kitchen projects cherished for years to come.

Put it Behind Glass

Any of the Coffee Quotes from Stitchbox Creations would look nice on the wall. Do not just put it in a pretty frame, make sure you use glass as well. That keeps the fabric and thread clean and free of any dust, grease, or splashes.

Make it Heat Resistant

Table runners and toppers, like the Quilted Fall Table Runner from Embroidery Weekly are so pretty on the table. Why not make them useful, too? Add a layer of Insul-Bright, Therma Flec, or Insul Fleece between your embroidered blocks and the backing fabric. That way, you can also use the runner or table topper as a lovely hot pad.

Speaking of Hot Pads…

A cook can not have too many pot holders, particularly when they are this adorable. ITH Heart Potholders from Inspiration Mutz are so cute and could not be easier to make. Fingers keep from being burned inside the flaps. It is stitched in one hooping with no visible raw edges and is scrap friendly as well.

A Novel Idea

Traditional cottons make lovely projects. If you choose a fun novelty fabric, like the one used as the background in Gingy Girl Applique from SewAZ Embroidery the cute applique looks even better.

Use Cotton and Polyester

Cute sentiments, like Kitchen Quotes from Stitchbox Creations, are fun to embroider and display on dish towels. It pays to choose a good quality, 100 percent cotton towel. It will hold up to lots of wear and many cycles in the washer and dryer. Alternately, embroidering with polyester thread will keep your stitches bright. Poly is also resistant to bleach, which makes it great for utility projects like towels.

Looking for a great gift? Stitch up something for the kitchen!