I have these lovely French Chefs for my embroidery machine. I have made them a time or two before and they are really detailed and easy to do - even with changing the bobbin color.
Anyway - I wind a matching bobbin because they back shows. I prefer to stiffen the towels rather than use stabilizer - just because it's too hard to wash out completely. Now back to the title. I could kick myself because I was out of spray starch. So I used some canned 'fabric stabilizer' that I had. Fortunately, you can't really tell from this photo, but the fabric stabilizer scorched when I pressed to dry it - even using a press cloth. Even after washing with bleach - some of the towels are discolored behind the design.
The worst part - I need to get this out, so I'm actually going to mail them this way. I'm going to make another set for the recipient, with a different design. She can use either tea or coffee to dye this set so they all match and don't just look dirty. And yes - I'm mailing them without ironing them again - I mean who irons dish towels?