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« on: March 29, 2012 11:24:21 PM »

I'm having a kitchen and bathroom refit over the next few weeks and I'm going to be having a dark wood effect look to my cupboards, so I've chosen red to be the accent colour for the kitchen, to make it feel warmer. I've been looking EVERYWHERE for tea towels, dish clothes and oven mitts/pot holders in a 'nice' red with a pattern I like but too no avail (guess I'm too fussy) So I figure sewing all of them should be a breeze... I made a crude oven mitt and school once, If I could do it then, I can probably do it now... But I wonder..... Whilst I'm assuming I'll need 100% cotton for the mitts/pot holder and some (I dunno what it is... wadding?) I wonder would polycotton suffice for the teatowels? Would it be absorbant enough? I'll probably crochet the dish cloths using cotton yarn.

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012 09:38:31 PM »

Here is a pattern for an oven mitt with link to how to quilt fabric (and batting).  http://sewing.about.com/od/homedecprojects/ss/ovenmitt.htm

For the tea towels, I would suggest cotton toweling (if it were affordable, I would suggest linen toweling, but the last I saw was $200/yard!!!).  Sewing a strip of your selected fabric to a cotton towel would coordinate with your other items, but still give you the absorbency of a cotton towel.

One word of caution when using red fabric - prewash it to avoid any color bleeds, which is a not-uncommon issue with red dyes.

The crocheted dish cloths sound wonderful!  As does your dark wood and red kitchen and bath! Enjoy it!

PS:  Being picky is a good thing!


« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012 07:10:07 AM »

I wouldn't use poly/cotton, poly is made from plastic and isn't absorbant.
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