“Hey Y’all” Kitchen Towel
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“Hey Y’all” Kitchen Towel

With every summer soiree and BBQ, I’m always thinking about hostess gifts that are easy to give. There’s nothing worse than when you’re invited to said BBQ and the host says “oh don’t bring anything, just yourself”.

I’d much rather be told to bring some potato salad so when that’s not the case, my usual go to is a bottle of my favorite beverage.


I discovered I could whip up a Hey Y’all Kitchen Towel in 15 minutes flat.


Hey Y'all Kitchen Towel|Aimee Broussard for Silhouette

This was my very first project with the heat transfer material and I must say I’m a tad obsessed. I literally made a set of these flour sack towels in less than time than it would take to boil the potatoes for the potato salad. And when I say I made a “set”, I really mean I made one for my hostess gift and of course, one for myself.

  • You simply choose the design you want to add to your towels and reverse the image by right-clicking and selecting flip horizontally. It seems odd to reverse the image, but it’ll make sense later.

Hey Ya'll Kitchen Towel Instructions

  • Follow the instructions on the heat transfer material packaging, being sure to feed the material into your Silhouette without the mat and with the glossy side down.
  • You’ll also want to change the material type settings on your machine to the type of transfer material you’re using- smooth, flocked, etc. (see lower right portion of cut settings).

Kitchen Towel Instructions

  • Send your design to the Silhouette to cut.
  • Trim around the edges of the design and using the weeding tool, remove the negative space from your design. When you flip the design, your image should be displayed properly underneath the clear plastic.

Hey Y'all Kitchen Towel

  • Place the design directly onto your kitchen towel with the plastic closest to you and in the position you want it. Place a cloth between the image and the iron and firmly iron for 45-60 seconds. Allow to cool slightly then gently remove the clear plastic.

Want to be a real fancy pants? Use the new towel as gift wrap!


Hey Y'all Kitchen Towel|Aimee Broussard for Silhouette


Tie on some ribbon, and you’re all set.


Hey Y'all Kitchen Towel|Aimee Broussard for Silhouette


Do you have a favorite saying you’d like to see on a kitchen towel?

Aimee Broussard

Southern born and raised, Aimee Broussard enjoys living life in the deep South with husband Brian and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Stella, Milo and the most recent addition, Murphy. A graduate of Louisiana College, she once haphazardly traded in a career in corporate insurance to master the world of crafting, baking and apron making…proving if she could do it, anyone could. AimeeBroussard.com is the online diary of her journey.

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12-inch smooth heat transfer


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  1. Very cute, thank you for sharing!

  2. Love this!! I have a question. When I choose HTV for my material, the arrow on the page automatically ends up on the left side pointing left. Do you know how I can change that?

    1. Hey, Lori! I’m not sure which arrow you’re referring to. I tried looking at my arrows and I’m not seeing anything that’s standing out. Where are your arrows?

  3. What a great idea for a hostess gift! I love using heat transfer material because it’s so easy but looks so fabulous. Great job!

    1. Crazy easy, right? Definitely my go to hostess gift from now on!

  4. Hi, I just made a tea towel the other day. I would love to show you a pic of it.

    1. Yay, Lani! I’d love to see it, aimee @ aimeebroussard.com. 🙂

  5. Hi! Thanks for getting back to me. I have the deluxe studio, not sure if that’s why there’s no arrow on yours. I was finally able to fix it with the help of a very tech savvy chat person. Apparently there were some cut files backed up on my machine. I ended up having to make a cut with no blade. I don’t understand how it fixed it, but it did. Now I’m gonna make stacks of these towels!! I found the cutest flour sack towel set at Walmart for $2!!

  6. Hi Aimee – can you please tell me what font you used?

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