From Jenelle Kent…
Living on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, I have been inspired by our great outdoors to design a range of Moda Tea Toweling named Picnic Point.
My name is Jenelle Kent and I have been using Moda toweling to make many different projects for a number of years. I love the texture for stitching and appliqué, and the endless possibilities for using this fabric. This is my first range of tea toweling fabric for Moda and there are fourteen different color-stripe combinations in the Picnic Point line. The colors are red, blue, white and taupe stripes.
If you’re not familiar with tea toweling, it is a 100% cotton fabric that comes on the roll with the long sides already hemmed. It is a thicker weave than standard cotton fabrics and lends itself to many different projects and applications. I have used Picnic Point tea toweling for table runners, throw pillows, bags – that’s my new Avoca Tote pattern below – quilts, aprons and kitchen accessories, home décor and Christmas decorations.
The thicker texture makes it wonderful to stitch and appliqué on, as shown on the Lilly Pilly Runner below. This runner makes a great appliqué class – teach a project that is easy to complete – achievable – using needle-turn or fused appliqué techniques.
Picnic Point can also be used to make patchwork quilts. Because of the thicker texture of the toweling, quilts pieced with larger pieces work best. The style also creates a classic yet contemporary style. The Picnic Quilt is a perfect example of this.
Plain throw pillows are wonderful made from Picnic Point and can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes. Alternatively, the tea toweling fabric can be enhanced with appliqué as shown in the Saratoga Pillows pattern.
The possibilities of tea toweling are endless. Below are the Stitchery Stockings showing Picnic Point used for Christmas Decorations. The red Picnic Point fabrics would make lovely, festive table runners or placemats.
The toweling also makes lovely towels – hand-towels for the bathroom and dish-towels for the kitchen. Make them to your preferred size!
I hope you try Picnic Point toweling, I think you’ll like stitching with it. For cushions, kitchen items, aprons, storage baskets, bags and pouches… I have used it to make all of those things. Pieces to Treasure is my pattern company and Moda has many of them.