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« on: August 12, 2008 09:28:42 AM »

What do you use for embroidering tea towels?  I saw some flour sack towels in Walmart the other day.  Are they suitable for embroidery?
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008 10:15:45 AM »

yuppers they are, kmart and target sell the same kind of flour cloth tea towels, usually around 28x28.  you can also buy aunt martha brand at hobby lobby's or hancock fabric stores or online at www.colonialpatterns.com

you can even make your own tea towels out of any fabric that would be suitable for stitching on, cotton, linen, etc... and can handle going through your washer and dryer
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008 01:18:06 PM »

I usually buy my tea towels from herrschners.com . . . pretty good prices, especially when bundled with some aunt martha transfers. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008 08:51:35 PM »

Be careful when you buy certain tea towels. Some of them are pretty cheaply made and your stitching will look "loose" or pucker. Check out the weave and make sure it is tight. I bought some from Target and they were horrible.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008 06:34:26 AM »

Thank you all for your advice.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008 08:52:59 AM »

Be careful when you buy certain tea towels. Some of them are pretty cheaply made and your stitching will look "loose" or pucker. Check out the weave and make sure it is tight. I bought some from Target and they were horrible.

yeah, i saw some cute ones at target in the $1 bin,and the colors were so cute, solid pink and purple, but the weave looked pretty loose.  are those the ones you are talking about?
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008 07:25:12 PM »

I didn't see those, they do sound cute! I got plain white ones that came in a pack.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008 06:48:29 PM »

I just got some organic flour sack tea towels from target and they weren't too bad, but boy do they get wrinkly. 
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Are you all going to particiate in the tea towels swap?

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