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« on: March 25, 2012 10:42:32 AM »

I had been going to my local Dollar Tree, finding plain white tea towels that were great to embroider on. They stopped carrying them. Do you guys know of any chain stores that have tea towels? Where are you finding your tea towels these days?

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012 04:18:53 PM »

I got some from Sublime Stitching online. They're a bit pricey at $7 or 2 for $12, but they are so nice to stitch on and are such good quality.

« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012 07:48:37 PM »

I still look everywhere and used to find really nice ones by Martha Stewart at KMart but those are no more . .
Seriously considering buying linen by the yard at the fabric store and cutting my own.

« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012 09:16:54 PM »

If you are on the West Coast Beverly's fabrics sells the old fashioned sacking tea towels.  They look really nice embroidered.  But another idea is to use huck toweling used for huck embroidery.  It comes in a nice tea towel width and has woven finished edges, so you only have to hem the top and bottoms.  It runs from $4 to $5 a yard.  I buy mine from Beverly's and our store also carries huck pattern books.  I just gave my sister some huck embroidered towels tonight and she loved them!  It is very vintage looking and extremely easy to make.

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012 09:01:22 AM »

I've got some from Aunt Martha online but Target might have some-just make sure the weave is tight, I've bought some there before and they were kind of crappy.  I think the Aunt Martha ones were two for 5 bucks.

« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012 08:40:36 PM »

I do A LOT of tea towels as gifts, & I always buy the Target ones. $3.99 or $4.99 for 4, they are sort of a loose weave but they get tighter as they get washed. I wash them, stamp, embroider, wash again, then iron. They get softer & more absorbent as they get washed, too-never had a problem with them, people BEG for them at this point. They're back with all the kitchen towels & potholders at every Target. I've used the Aunt Martha ones, which are really nice, so are the Sublime Stitching ones, but I would be paying anywhere from $40-50 for 7 towels & that is just outrageous to me, when the Target ones turn out so nice! (& I am NOT a cheapskate.) Hope this helps!
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012 03:02:18 PM »

I've used the Target towels, too. I particularly like the unbleached towels, though they don't always have them in stock.
I love the idea of buying the fabric by the yard! My city only has a Joann & a Hobby Lobby.... maybe course muslin would work as a tea towel.
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