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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007 07:39:59 PM »

I love the tea-towels that came with my Stitch-It kit! I ordered the waffle-weave towels you carry, but I prefer the smoothness of the other ones. The size and shape were great, but maybe they could be a little heavier. I'm ALWAYS looking for ones that compare to the original ones I used, but to no avail. I was fooled into buying the flour-sack towels from Wal-Mart, and ended up making them into nap pillows for my niece and nephews because of their awkward shape. But I am happy with how the pillows turned out!
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2007 09:09:31 PM »


I'm picky too, and starting to worry about finding new dish towels.  I LOVE my flour sack towels, but have discovered that things sold now as flour sack toweling IS NOT the same stuff I inherited from my grandma!

 Undecided  Hers are so spacious, and soft, and smooth, AND absorbent...

I'd love to find a solution before hers wear out...  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2007 07:25:46 AM »

It would be nicer if you could find a smaller tea towel. They seem so big all the time. It would also be nice to have them in different colors.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2007 08:26:45 AM »


I'm picky too, and starting to worry about finding new dish towels.  I LOVE my flour sack towels, but have discovered that things sold now as flour sack toweling IS NOT the same stuff I inherited from my grandma!

 Undecided  Hers are so spacious, and soft, and smooth, AND absorbent...

I'd love to find a solution before hers wear out...  Smiley

Yes, my sentiments exactly!

I would love to beta test a SS tea towel, Jenny!
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2007 08:29:54 AM »

i purchased a set of "dinner napkins" at ikea, and they are pretty good to work on. I dont think they are too big, i like the way they look... i will be using them when guests come over and such... i do like your tea towels the best, i have used a few in the past. i made one for my grandmother, and its still lookin good!
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2007 09:07:53 AM »

It would also be nice to have them in different colors.

Oooh, yes! Colors would definitely be welcome.
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2007 10:12:46 AM »

I think the thread count is the most important thing, along with fibers that are smooth but still absorbent.  I tried to stitch on floursacks once as a beginning embroiderer, and the weave was just totally loose and the the threading was sort of uneven--like the threads themselves were badly spun.  That was a big problem.  I don't know how to explain a good towel....Except sturdy but flexible, with a nice even weave and a high thread-count.  Not coated or treated, because it messed up the absorptiveness.  That's about all. 
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007 03:57:05 PM »

I like a good, heavy, thick cotton towel that is flat weave and softens with age.
22"x18" or thereabouts is a nice size.
A twill tape hanger on the inside corner is a nice touch.
Oh yeah, I like them to be inexpensive too!
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2007 04:12:18 PM »

While I love the ones that came with my kit, I think something just a tad bigger and definitely more absorbent would be great.  I have 3 vintage flour-sack towels that, while much abused, get softer, more absorbent, and better with age (uncanny!).  I nearly always have them around for drying my hands while cooking/baking and the Sublime Stiching ones are not quite soft or thirsty enough.  All of that said, something with a *slightly* stiffer weave for initial embroidering would be great.

Colours would be FABULOUS - or even white towels with a different colour edge finish (or/and vice versa). 

I do love the smoothness and crispness of the Sublime tea towels.  It is SOOOO wonderful, especially when all I can find at stores is the wrinkly, fake flour sack type!

I'll do a test-drive anytime you want (perhaps literally, as I do a lot of stitching while hubby and I visit one or the other of our out-of-state families!).

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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2007 09:40:25 AM »

I would be happy to test any tea towels but if you want I will even send you one of my favorite tea towels.  I got them from Ikea years ago.  They wash like a dream are absorbent, smooth, not bulky and dry dishes without leaving lint behind.  I often wish I could find more of them or I would have bought more of them because they were so cheap at the time (6 for $4 I think).

I buy tea towels all the time thinking they might be the magicaly awesome type but then I wash them and they come out of the dryer all crumpled. 
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