So Soft Washcloths


Hi there!  This is AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters and I am very excited to share an EASY tutorial with you today for these super soft washcloths.  This is a fantastic quick and easy project for a baby or housewarming gift.  Customized washcloths are a great and unique addition to any bathroom.  Have any leftover layer cake squares from another project?  This may be a perfect solution!



1 Layer Cake (10" squares).  I used Ten Little Things by Jenn Ski
1 yard of 60" wide minky, terry cloth or flannel for the backing (Makes 12 washcloths)
Coordinating thread



1.  Cut the backing fabric into (12) 10" squares.


2.  Select your favorite 12 layer cake 10" squares.  On each individual square, use a glass to trace a line onto the fabric to make a curve at each of the 4 corners.

3.  Place one layer cake square on top of a backing square with right sides together.  Pin in place.  Repeat for all 12 squares.

4.  Using the drawn curved lines, cut both the backing and layer cake square layers to round the corners.

5.  Sew 1/4" from the edge all the way around the square, leaving a 3" opening for turning right side out.  Backstitch when starting and stopping stitches.

6.  Turn the layers right sides out and press.


7.  Topstitich 1/8" from the edge all the way around the rounded square, making sure to catch the opening you left for turning.

8.  (optional)  Add any embellishments, like an embroidered name or monogram at this point if you'd like.

9.  Quilt as desired to secure the top and bottom layers together since these washcloths will repeatedly be wet and washed.  This will help them hold up longer.  I used a random all over stipple on all of my washcloths, but you could really simplify it by making a large X to get the job done.


12 super soft washcloths great for gifting!
(approximately 10" in size with rounded corners)


AnneMarie Chany

22 comments:

tvbleak said...

What a unique gift idea. Thanks :^)

Dawn Hendrix said...

I sooo LOVE THIS IDEA?

Pat said...

Cute and easy...what fun to make and give, thanks!

Becky M said...

Super cute! Great idea, thanks for sharing!!

Richard Healey said...

This is a wonderful Idea. I had never thought before to make my own. It would be fun to make each of the kids a wash cloth of their own.

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Natasha said...

Love it. What a great project to get kids involved in. My girls would love to pick out the fabric and help sew.

Caroline said...

I would never have thought of that! What a great way to use layer cakes. :D

traceyjay said...

those are so cute! So great for boys! :)

Katie B. said...

Very cute idea, AnneMarie!

sophietucker said...

Now why didn't I think of this! A very cute idea for a great child's gift-thank you!

Desiree said...

This is so timely! Just this week,I was in Tuesday Morning and saw some like these and bought them for a gift but all the while thinking "I need to figure out how to make these"! Thank you!!!

Michele said...

Super cute idea!

Katrina said...

Very cute!

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

Perfect idea!!
Thanks

Sandra said...

These are awesome! You can add in a little hang up ribbon before you sew the opening back up and then they could hang to dry! A great baby shower gift.

Бернинка said...

Супер идея, это очень интересно!!)))

Jessica said...

I love these, especially the rounded corners. Nice touch. Would love to see you at my craft link up party on Monday. Clipwithpurpose.com/category/made-for-you-monday

pinkertonjamesl said...

It is so soft look,It is very simple to make.We can easily make it.I really like this blog.Thanx to share withus.

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barb said...

Thanks for the answer to the question, "how to use up the left over minkie from all my daughter's friends, baby quilts?" The colors of the left overs don't coordinate with each other but they could still be used if coordinated with a knit or woven print.benesse

Carol K. said...

What a great way to use up all those leftovers that you just can't part with!

Jeni said...

These are great. I love projects like this!!!

Sitti said...

This was such a great idea, I had to make these washcloths. I used my stash of fabric and made 6 right away. My daughter-in-law loved them. So, I made 18 more in an afternoon, some for my granddaughter, some for my nephew. I loved this project and reduced my stash. Thanks.