Farmhouse Fresh book tour and giveaway

I am obsessed about everything Farmhouse. ( thank you Joanna Gaines)

Love the fresh look.

Love the timeless style.

Love the classic simplicity.

I have hunted for vintage grain sacks/ toweling and paid big bucks for it. When Moda started making toweling many years ago it became a basic but people still asked what do I do with it? Moda’s toweling is available by the yard, hemmed on 2 sides and assorted designs
and fabric weights.

In steps Jenelle Kent, taking toweling to a whole new level as shown in her new book, Farmhouse Fresh.

Adding appliqué is just one way to bling your toweling.

There is nothing more classic than making pillows from the toweling. The variety of fabric weights make substantial pillows. Adding buttons, ties and even embroidered panels take the projects to the next level.

The toweling is generally 100% cotton so it is great to combine with your fabric quilting fabrics.
I love this blue stripe and the tech organizer.

I desperately need to make a sewing machine cover and this one is calling my name!

Are you intrigued? There are more projects but I wanted to share that due to the popularity of toweling, Jenelle has designed a few fabric towelings that are 60″ wide. Duvet covers, quilt backs, home dec and so much more, but more on that later.

Farmhouse Fresh has 11 different projects and includes the embroidery stitches for everything. Any of these would make perfect birthday or hostess gifts for that special person on your list.

I have a book compliments of Martingale Publishing and I am going to
add a 3 yd chunk of toweling to sweeten the deal.

Leave a comment and tell me which project is your favorite.


Be sure and follow all of my friends that are on the book tour for more info

and to see the projects they have made.


Come back on Wednesday the 26th as I share my block pattern for the Moda Blockheads 3.

See you then.



  1. Anne says:

    wow. who knew towelling could look so beautiful. my favourite is the sewing machine cover and I need one badly, yet it seems to be always last on the list. but saying that every project is a winner. how I would love to have this book. thanks you much for the generous offer.

  2. Lisa Corneilson says:

    I love this book and all the great projects! I can’t wait to see the other things you plan to share, like the duvet cover and other home decor projects! Love the embroidery on the pillow and I really like the tech bag,

  3. Sandy Allen says:

    Love the wrap around oven mitt! I would make that first. I have seen the toweling in stores but didn’t know what to use it for.

  4. Ferne says:

    I love the runner with the applique. Many years ago I used to make teddy bears out of kitchen towels like that. They were so cuddly!

  5. Clara Chandler says:

    The Tech Organizer caught my attention because I can also see how useful it would be as a sewing organizer. Thank you for the review of this new book.

  6. Mary Jo says:

    I would make pillows first but I’m intrigued by the idea of a duvet cover made from toweling. I just might NEED to make one of those if I can find the 60” wide toweling.

  7. Kristen says:

    I like those three bins in the last picture, that caught my eye on Instagram and I came over to read more. I need to make goodies for our quilt show boutique and I think those would sell like hotcakes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Juri says:

    I love the farmhouse style and would love to make several projects in this book … but I think I would start with the pillows, they are simple but unique and definitely caught my eye!

  9. Jill McCaughey says:

    I think I like the tech bag best, because it has everything contained in one spot—nothing to lose on the plane! I have looked at toweling several times, but this gives me some great ideas. I would love a copy of the book! Thanks, Jill in Calgary/Phoenix

  10. Karen N. says:

    My favorite project is the sewing machine cover…… definitely need one!! I also like the simple pillow with embroidery. So cute!! So many great projects!! =:)

  11. Linda Kay Smith says:

    There are so many appealing projects in this book that it’s difficult to choose one. I think the sewing machine cover would be the first one I would try. Thanks for bringing attention to this book.

  12. Alexandra Power says:

    I love the oven mitt and tea towel. However there is a photo there of some kind of book cover or like a large needle case that has me intrigued and wanting to make one for keeping epp projects in. And turning the machine cover into a cover for my overlocker instead as the one I made years ago is very tired now. So many choices!

  13. Diane says:

    It’s SO difficult to decide what my favorite project i this book is! I would have to chose the trio of storage buckets. They would come in handy in my sewing room!

  14. Kay says:

    The sewing machine cover is my favourite and is certainly something I really need to make as I am still using the boring plastic cover that mine came with.

  15. Libby says:

    I love the Moda toweling….it’s a tie between the pillows and the baskets for my favorites; but I do love them all ! Thanks for sharing…..

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