Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished ? Yes, work never begun.
These two towels, one for summer and one for autumn, are heading for Abby's house. You can find tutorials on Pinterest and they really are very good. In the end though, I just looked at the pictures and did my own thing as far as fabric size, etc.
The edge...if you take the stitching out of the tea towel you are embellishing, you can take your fabrics around making it look even more tidy and polished.
Using a seam ripper, you just open as much of the edge as needed to take the fabric around. Sure, you can just float the fabric on the top and stitch it all around, but this looks preferable to my eye.
Here's a better look at the autumn tea towel. My source for plain linen tea towels dried up. I created my own with painter's cloth, but depending on the painter's cloth, some were just too heavy to be practical.
The fabric taken around the edge and restitched.
An example of a painter's cloth towel...too heavy by a lot. This was made using some prairie points. I like the look, but once the towel was laundered those prairie points were never the same even with ironing. I stitched them down.
There are a couple of methods of prairie point making. The one where the fabric meets in the back is far preferable for the look of a project.