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« on: April 21, 2005 07:07:23 PM »

Do any of y'all know where I can find plain tea towels to embroider? (I'm talking BIG like at least 20X20 in)
Or even just the right dimensions in fabric would be awesome.

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005 08:54:36 PM »

Believe it or not, I made some of my own out of really absorbant fabric I found at Jo-Ann's - it was called "diaper fabric" I guess they make nappies out of it! It was light weight and had a little diamond pattern on it. I just hemmed it up and there you go! Oh, and I embroidered it with big tikis for my friend!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2005 04:38:37 AM »

i found some at walmart in the kitchen towel area you can get a pkg, not sure how large, for 5.00.  it's probably 4.97. lol  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005 06:10:35 AM »

Nice! Thanks a lot. "Nappies"...I love that you call them nappies!

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2005 07:40:15 AM »

Also Dharma trading has all kind of plain linens.. here is a link for tea towels


Diaper fabric at Joann's? huh I'll have to check that out!

« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2005 01:08:17 PM »

I found mine at Wal-Mart too, only I found them  in the needlework aisle. They are called flour sack towels and they was 5 in a package for five bucks. I usually cut mine in half, if I want them to be a hand towel size. They are really soft but they are kind of stretchy so it's like embroidering on t-shirt fabric which can be tricky. Places like Hobby Lobby and Michaels usually have blank tea towels that you can buy individually or in pairs.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2005 08:05:59 AM »

K-mart has blank tea towels also in their Martha Stewart collection.  The plain ones were gone at the k-mart I was at last month but i checked out the ones with designs on and they looked like better quality then the ones i've been buying at walmart for 5.00--Also, Martha Stewart's pillowcases are much better quality than the ones at wal-mart.  I've been buying them and embroidering them for wedding presents and I'm not going back to buying them at wal-mart.

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