The iron transfers.
Choose and trim your design.
Pin to your dish towel and iron.
Lift to check design.
Design ready for embroidery or painting if you prefer.
Recently, I have embroidered several sets of flour sack towels and given them away as birthday and Christmas gifts. These are just a couple I had leftover to embroider. I finished this one week while in the car on my way to California for vacation.
I think these make nice gifts, regardless of whether you embroider an entire set or stitch one and include a dishcloth. You could even include a nice bottle of kitchen hand soap with them. I always try to have something on hand to give away at a moments notice if I need a quick gift. These work great!