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AlohaSandy
March 17th, 2017, 04:17 PM
Anyone remeber the kitchen towels from flower sack material the light weight flimsy fabric. . Well I decided to make Xmas presents this year using them and embroidered the Monday thru Friday ones all kinda different but.....having issues they are so flimsy that the stitches look horrible and when I use the washable stabilizer and wash it out my stitches don't look as nice. I am only using 2 strands any suggestion out there. Mahalo

Hulamoon
March 17th, 2017, 04:22 PM
I haven't done that in years, but always used three or four threads.

shirleyknot
March 17th, 2017, 04:27 PM
That stuff is almost impossible to get decent stitching on. Too flimsy to hold it.

AlohaSandy
March 17th, 2017, 05:18 PM
That stuff is almost impossible to get decent stitching on. Too flimsy to hold it.
Lol finding that out the hard way might have to keep these for myself and not give them away because I don't like the way they're turning out oh well lesson learned LOL

Hulamoon
March 17th, 2017, 05:23 PM
You can buy tea towel blanks. This is just one site.

http://www.discountembroideryblanks.com/kitchentowels.html

Lori63
March 17th, 2017, 05:34 PM
These are the towels I get https://colonialpatterns.com/28x28-flour-sack-tea-towels-premium-quality-set-of-7/

They are a much nicer quality than the thin/flimsy ones. Of course they are a little more expensive, but in my opinion, definitely worth it. I do machine embroidery on them and they hold up well.

Jean Sewing Machine
March 17th, 2017, 06:18 PM
The tea towels MSQC sells are wonderful! I've done machine embroidery on them for lots of tea towel aprons. And I think the are only $3.95 each.