You need to go out of your comfort zone more often, they're just great!
I don't know if you have Meijer's stores in your corner of the planet, but they sell five-packs of flour sack towels for $4.99 that are actually a little nicer than the Aunt Millie's towels at Hobby Nazi, and those are only two-packs!
My little sister and I grew up on School House Rock, too! And I will definitely start a set for her after the holidays (her birtday is the end of Feb).
OMG, I've been embroidering flour sacks for going on 3 decades! The best flour sack towels out there now (Oh how I miss the Ben Franklin chain) can be ordered at Taste of Home (Reiman Publications). A little pricey but they're big, soft and thirsty...easy to embroider and they actually work cleaning dishes too!