Here is another "use up some stash" project.
Cut fabric to the size you want the towels plus seam allowance.
Sew 1 1/2" or 2 1/2" strips together to a width a bit more than the towels.
Iron everything and check to see if you need to add or remove a strip.
Hem towels. I used red thread in keeping with the holiday theme.
Cut strips into 3" sections. Fold raw edges to middle and press.
Take a strip, fold ends in and press to width of towel. I put it just inside the hemmed edge. Turn strip over and pin in a few places to hold.
Sew strip down close to the edge.
I will be giving baskets to my neighbors with bread, cookies and a set of these towels.
These took me longer to press than to sew. It took two days to finish them because the family wanted to eat once in a while and the ironing board was set up in the middle of the kitchen.