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    And if you do the combo like Cathy mentioned think of all the cute kitchen or even wine fabrics that are out there. My youngest dd has chicken stuff in her kitchen. I'm sure we're not the only crazy chicken people out there. lol



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    Lorie, the ones I'd seen as a tutorial had nice print fabrics for the main part of the boa with just the toweling at the bottom. I liked those. Thought they were sharp looking. I wanted to do them for Easter, the patriot holidays, maybe Mother's and Fathers Day, then some with just neat fabrics. I really don't want to get toweling that is too thin or wrinkled. I think it would be pretty crummy if they looked awful after one washing :-(

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    There is a group I belong to over on facebook, and a gal there gets her tea towels at a restaurant supply store for about $1.50 each. They are made from linen. If you live near a place like that, you might want to check.
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    Thanks bubba, I'll have to check and see if anyone I know has contacts in the restaurant field. Hummmm, going to put my thinking cap on.

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    When I hear "tea towel" I think of the big, flour-sack towels Grandma used to make us dry the glasses and tea cups with.
    I bet we are all thinking different things.
    The flour sack ones do wrinkle, the terry ones are more absorbent, and I'd guess you could very easily make your own from "raw" terry cloth.
    I have even used linens from the bath towel section for some of my projects that needed specific colors. You are about to have a bunch of January white sales coming up.
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    These are what I used to make the one I gave Ginny for Christmas

    from Amazon
    Cotton Craft - 12 Pack - Euro Cafe Waffle Weave Terry Kitchen Towels - 16x28 Inches -White - 400 GSM quality - 100% Ringspun 2 Ply Cotton - Highly Absorbent Low Lint - Multi Purpose
    by COTTON CRAFT

    Wear ’n’ Wipe Kitchen Towel Scarfhttps://sew4home.com/sites/default/files/field/image/sew4home-head.png
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    Here is a picture of what she used and did with them....

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    I haven't embroidered my tea towels but I do add a decorative border. I have made my own towels of waffle weave fabric. I have picked up some deals over the years ($2-5m). Fabrics are about 60" wide, so I get 4/metre or 1 1/8 yard. They wash up beautifully.

    I have bought a few from M* to see how they wash, a bit too soft and wrinkly for my taste, but ok for drying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathy F View Post
    The towels I like best to embroider on are the waffle flat weave kitchen towels. I get a lot of them at Home Goods, 4 towels for anywhere from $7.00-$9.99. I also bought some nice ones from Sonoma Williams, a bit pricey, 4 towels for $16.00. I sell each towel for $12.00, and they sell out at every craft fair I 've done.

    I have a picture of one in my album called little things of a Valentine rabbit if you care to see the towel.

    Being the recipient of a few of Cathy's beautiful embroidered tea towels, I can attest that the quality of the towels is excellent.

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    And I love it!!!
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