I had a go at block printing when visiting the Make It show at Farnborough last weekend. Great fun - I think those carved wooden blocks (mainly made in India I think) are works of art in themselves, and would look great displayed on a shelf!
I chose to do a tea towel - there was a good selection of blocks to use, as well as fabric paints. This took me about 45 minutes, and was great fun. I just needed to iron it to heat set the paint, then it can be washed with no problem.
The question is - will I ever use it as a tea towel - I think it is too pretty!
Whilst on fabric matters, at another show I had a go at screen printing - this was also really enjoyable, and quite easy to master. I did a tote bag. First we had to cut out some paper shapes, from a piece of A4 copy paper, then used the positive and negative on either side of the bag. I went a bit geometric abstraction!
And I have used this to carry stuff!