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    I've been thinking of embroidering some kitchen tea towels in 2020. Have you ever looked on, say, Amazon at how many brands of tea towels there are???? Obviously if I'm going to do a batch of them for next year I guess I have to become an ecomonic tea towel PhD.

    Anyone here been there, done that?? Anyone here an expert in the field of dirty dish rags??? I do see some for like 12 for $15 to $17. The few times I thought I found something I'd then see the several reviews that say Don't bother a fool and their money is soon parted :-/

    Any brands you'd been happy with?

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    I buy my dishtowels from JoAnns and use a coupon for 50 percent off. The size I like is 30 x30 inches. They come 2 per package , and I think the regular price is $7.99. They come in a smaller size as well. They're very good quality.

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    I bought the ones from Joanne's in the smaller size. I used hexies and made a set, one a wreath and one a Christmas tree. I used little buttons for the decorations. They turned out really cute.
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    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.
    Last edited by Cathy F; December 29th, 2019 at 05:52 PM.
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    I’ve used the ones sold by MSQC for my tea towel aprons. I embroider on most of them. Other than wrinkling when being washed, they hold up well.

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    Believe it or not, Hobby Lobby has some nice 100 % cotton, sturdy, patterned towels (checks, stripes). Embroidery is a dream on them
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    Cathy I love your album. You have such nice things in there.

    What I think I want to do is some of the (I think they call them) Kitchen Boas maybe? It's like a scarf but you hang it around your neck when you're working in the kitchen and then your towel (that you're always looking for) is hanging there. It has a towel on each side of the neck. I have the feeling they will sell real well at the craft fair. Also I can gear them toward all the holidays. I'm thinking spring/summer at this point.

    I've spent the last few hours looking at towels and now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just make my own towels if I can find the right raw fabric. It might be a way to further cut the cost if I can find the right stuff. I just saw this in etsy. Sewing them should be a snap. What do you think of this? https://www.etsy.com/listing/2272582...?ref=related-1

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    Jean I remember making a couple of those towel aprons a few years ago. They were nice towels. Really large too.

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    I haven't embroidered on a tea towel but bought some for my kitchen. They were a 100% cotton and when I washed them they were so ugly with wrinkles. If I were to get a gift of towels I would like the terry better. I'm just giving you a customer point of thought : )



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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlie Wolf View Post
    Cathy I love your album. You have such nice things in there.

    What I think I want to do is some of the (I think they call them) Kitchen Boas maybe? It's like a scarf but you hang it around your neck when you're working in the kitchen and then your towel (that you're always looking for) is hanging there. It has a towel on each side of the neck. I have the feeling they will sell real well at the craft fair. Also I can gear them toward all the holidays. I'm thinking spring/summer at this point.

    I've spent the last few hours looking at towels and now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just make my own towels if I can find the right raw fabric. It might be a way to further cut the cost if I can find the right stuff. I just saw this in etsy. Sewing them should be a snap. What do you think of this? https://www.etsy.com/listing/2272582...?ref=related-1
    Noel,
    Thank you for the nice comment of my work.

    A friend of mine makes the kitchen boas and does very well at the craft fairs with them. I have one and will post a picture of it for you tomorrow. She uses cotton fabric for the scarf part and uses terry kitchen towels for the bottom part
    Last edited by Cathy F; December 29th, 2019 at 09:02 PM.
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