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bubbledragon
« on: August 10, 2006 09:02:57 AM »

I found a supplier of nice, more closely woven flour sacks.  It's from http://www.raglady.com/ and the flour sacks are around 1.50 each, with free shipping.  I, for one, am willing to pay an extra 50 cents for better towels!  And to think a lot of my beginner problems were really just low quality fabric problems!

Also, Ikea's (white with red strips) towels are nice, but a little harder to stitch on.  The weave is a little more 'waffley' than it is flat.  Of course, they're also only 50 cents. 

I also enjoy their (Ikea's) pillow blanks, because I love the way they have internal flaps to hid the pillow inside, instead of just an opening.  They are a little bit expensive, though.  They come in some nice colors.

Edited to add:  There was a link here earlier to Dharma trading's site, which I think could be repeated, because they've got everything!  I haven't ordered yet, but once I clear some project space up, they're my next stop.  http://www.dharmatrading.com/
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BabyPop
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006 12:00:56 PM »

Thanks!
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ilovepaper
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006 05:32:12 AM »

I got the Ikea towels too. Make sure you wash and dry them first because they shrink and wrinkle quite a bit, but otherwise I think they are a great value.
I always search the clearance racks at Target, WalMart and Kohl's after a holiday. I find beautiful heavy towels in 3 packs (coordinating) for less than $3.00. They usually have a solid color with stripes in that particular holiday's colors. I scoop up all I can when I see them.
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Ayn
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2006 03:14:35 PM »

Thanks so much for the links -- especially dharmatrading...  Kinda doubt if I could use 'bolts' of fabric, but for hand embroidery & for some decorating (also occasionally some verrrry-simple clothes sewing, definitely no experienced-seamstress here, lol), I absoutely love all sorts of silks & linens.  Also really like the idea of playin around with those hemp & hemp-blend fabrics -- pretty tough to find, at least around here.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2006 04:21:11 PM »

Another place with ready-to-embroidery stuff is:

http://www.embroiderthis.com

They have some nice hankies and towels and aprons and table cloths such....
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