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Topic: What do I do with all these old towels??  (Read 2510 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2007 09:28:01 AM »

I made a teddy bear and pillowcases for travel-sized pillows for my little guy.  He loves the feel of toweling against his face so he adored both of them!
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2007 09:29:49 AM »

 If you tear them into strips, you could knit or crochet a bath mat out of them
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2007 09:13:54 PM »

Saw on hgtv some bath mitts out of old towels shaped like animals (with felt and stuff).
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2007 06:46:30 PM »

1.  sew them altogether (kind of quilt style) and use it when you go on picnics, camping, barbecuing, etc...

2.  make a large beach bag for when you go to the beach or the pool, that way you can use it if you need an extra towel.

3.  if there are any decorative ones (like from a hotel or monogrammed) and staple them to the back of an old frame and hang it as art...and if you have a few that are similar you can do a collection!

4.  make an apron for when you're doing the dishes or cleaning (or crafting!).

5.  make car seat slip covers so that when you're on the way back from the beach you wont get sand all over the seats of your car.
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2007 07:08:53 PM »

they are perfect for wiping paws off after a day in the mud or a long walk after a rain! Both doggy and kitty paws
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2007 11:46:20 AM »

I inherited a bunch of my Grandma's old handmade quilts.  When one of them had some loose stitches, I found inside she had sewn lots of old towels together to make the batting.  It made the quilt very heavy but thin, and very comforting.
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2007 05:07:02 PM »

i saw a great idea for a bath mat on a craft show

#cut them into long strips
#braid them togther
#sew each"braid at the end of the one before to make a llloongggg"snake"
#make into a circle and stich up

i know these directions stink,,im sowyy,,,lol
i hope you get the main idea though
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007 06:48:20 PM »

Not crafty.. but theres always Freecycle. I know whenever someone posts towels on Freecycle here they get snapped up quick.
People like me are always looking for them (even ratty ones) for our pets..
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2007 07:09:50 AM »

Our animal shelter uses them for bedding and to dry off dogs after a bath. They are always asking for donated towels, blankets, and rugs.  You might want to check with your local shelters.
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2007 10:05:14 PM »

I cut mine up to use as dish towels.  But almost any animal shelter near you would LOVE to have them, they're always in desperate need of old towels and newspaper  Smiley
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