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shaelawnsmom
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Date: 8/27/12 11:43 AM

Good Morning!!
I hope it is sunny where ever you all are.....

It is FOGGY here!!!!

I was going through my tea towels for my kitchen and realized that they are old/falling apart. So, I went scouting out different stores for these handing things, when I realize that the quality of them blow. Way too thin.
So, I go on line to find out what material tea towels are made out of. The few websites I visited stated linen, medium to heavy weight. I like linen; but, for the price that it is (Cheapest $9.00/yard). No way am I spending that much to convert it to a towel!! That is highway robbery!!
Does anyone have any ideas on what type of fabric is a good substitute for Linen? Or has anyone made their own tea towels and can recommend the fabric they used?

Thank you for all your ideas!!!

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Date: 8/27/12 12:15 PM

I LOVE floursack cotton: it's got a "juicy" hand -- kinda like a diaper -- good absorbency.

I bought yardage on eBay, but you can also buy the tea towels. I don't see how you can beat this AMAZON DEAL: 30" x 30" square, $2 each, free shipping!

Now that you woke me up, I think I'm going to buy some! Thanks!



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-- Edited on 8/27/12 1:19 PM --

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Date: 8/27/12 12:46 PM

I bought those flour sack towels from Amazon last year. They are very good if you don't mind the wrinkles.

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Date: 8/27/12 11:46 PM

I love Huck Toweling - fun to embroider - and look lovely in the kitchen. Costs less than $5 per towel. Here are some recents:

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Date: 8/28/12 0:04 AM

Those are beautiful designs.



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Date: 8/28/12 2:32 AM

Wal-Mart has 'em. I bought several sets to learn to embroidery on. Same thing amazon sells for floursack, but I got 10 towels for $10.

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Date: 8/28/12 6:54 PM

If $9.00 a yard is too much, this might not be of any interest.
BUT....
Waechter's carries linen toweling. You would have to cut to length and hem.
Irish Linen Toweling

another source

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Date: 5/26/13 9:29 AM

My kitchen remodel should be finished next week. Three weeks is a LONG time to be without a functioning kitchen, believe me! With a totally new color scheme, I'm eager to begin sewing and embroidering linens...cup towels, oven mitts, pot holders, etc. I've chosen the Mola design collection. In addition to flour sack toweling, I just ordered Osnaburg and a cotton/linen blend. I'm interested in others' experiences with these fabrics for kitchen linens.

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Date: 5/26/13 11:28 AM

Linen makes the best toweling. Soft, absorbent, lint free, lasts forever. Fabrics-store.com sent me the wrong fabric once, and told me to keep it rather than send it back, so I made towels from it.

Fabrics-store.com's white rustic linen is on sale right now for $6.98/yard. The softened version is on sale for a bit more than $7.00.
-- Edited on 5/26/13 11:32 AM --

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Date: 5/26/13 6:00 PM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful embroidery designs. I learned to do similar embroidery as a child from my elder Swedish next-door neighbor. I've got 1 towel left and have it covering a small table in my living room. What a happy memory, so maybe it's time to take this up again.

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