Buffalo Check Stenciled NO Sew Flour Sack Towel Valances

February 11, 2018

I purchased a $3 flour sack style dish towel at a local craft shop.  The size is approximately 36" x 30".  

I planned  to stencil the towel and make a kitchen valance.  

First I pressed the dish towel with the iron, and then cut it along the center fold.

This will make two curtains, approximately 14" long.

 I forgot to take a photo of the finished off the cut edge of the dish towel, so I am sharing photos from a previous dish towel hem project.

I ironed the edge over about 3/4".  Then placed fusible tape in the fold.  I have used both Peel'n Stick Fabric Fuse Tape and Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web.  Easy directions are on the packages.

After ironing, my hem is now set.  

So here is one of my fusible web tape hemmed dish towel pieces.

After measuring carefully to center the stencil on the towel, I taped my *Old Sign Stencils' Buffalo Check Stencil on top with blue painter's tape.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.

All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Now that I have my first stencil done, I will slide the stencil up and down and right and left, always making sure it is lined up correctly with my first center stencil pattern.

I stenciled the checks with Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Paint in Black and the medium brush from the Dreamweaver Brush Set.

Stenciling on fabric is really pretty easy.  The Ceramcoat Multi-Surface Paint is fairly thick and I didn't have any trouble with paint bleed under the stencil.   When I finished stenciling, I ironed the towel/valance on the non-stenciled side of the fabric.

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Then I hung my buffalo checked towel valances on a cafe style rod with grubby clothespins.  (I used my steel wool/vinegar stain on them)

Buffalo Check Stenciled Flour Sack Dish Towel Valances #oldsignstencils #stencil #buffalocheck #farmhousekitchen
I was actually going to buy some buffalo check valances on Etsy made from buffalo checked fabric.  

I think I like the unevenness of the stenciling vs. the woven fabric.  The black checks have a faded quality that makes them seem more farmhouse!

Buffalo Check Stenciled Flour Sack Dish Towel Valances #oldsignstencils #stencil #buffalocheck #farmhousekitchen
I recently buffalo checked the sign above the shutter.

Buffalo Check Stenciled Flour Sack Dish Towel Valances #nosew  #oldsignstencils #stencil #buffalocheck #farmhousekitchen
A few more changes to come in the kitchen!

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  1. this is adorable...and something I could actually DO, I am sewing impared.

  2. You and your buffalo checks... this valance is just stinkin' cute!

  3. I don't know how I missed this Carlene, I adore it!


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