I decided that I needed a cute gift idea to use as a class. I came up with a pot holder/ tea towel ensemble. The uniqueness of it is that both items are done on the embroidery machine. To be able to teach a class on it, I needed to actually digitize the designs myself. So I set about it and actually it did not take me as long as I had thought it would. I have already used the idea for an engagement party gift where I added the couple's names to the potholders. It made a cute set.
So for my class, I decided to present the theme of holiday hostess gifts. Since it is early fall, I made appliques of leaves and a christmas tree. So here is what the class attendees will learn - how to make a potholder in-the-hoop and how to do embroidery machine applique. I think it will be a hit!