For the dish towels I bought 1 at the Dollar Store, cut it in half at the fold then turned it long ways. I measured and cut a piece of fabric and stitched it around the bottom. I think they are so so cute.
Isn't this oven mitt too cute! I found the pattern here. I didn't follow any directions since i was pretty sure I could figure it out on my own. Truth be told, I screwed up the first one I made and this is attempt #2. I quilted this one to make it look more like a real oven mitt.
A warning for you if you make one of these, they are addicting and you will want to make more.