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Thread: Looking for good quality dish towels.

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    Looking for good quality dish towels.

    I want to make some dish towels that are embroidered, or appliqued for Christmas gifts. I found some at Beverly's, but they are not of very good quality. Anyone know where I can find some decent ones? I don't want to put all that work into something that isn't going to look nice. Thanks.

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    What type of towel are you wanting....the flour sack type or the patterned (check/plaid) type you find in quilt shops?

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    I have taken to making my own , as what I am finding available is not great quality. It really does not take much time and I am confident of my fabric before any embelishments.

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    The very best I have found are at allaboutblanks.com , but they aren't cheap. But this is an instance of you get what you pay for. And the owner, Susan Mars, is fabulous .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love2Craft View Post
    What type of towel are you wanting....the flour sack type or the patterned (check/plaid) type you find in quilt shops?
    I'm looking for palin, white towels that I can embellish on my own. So far, the stuff I've found is very thin, low quality muslin that's been hemmed. Very disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PABerard View Post
    The very best I have found are at allaboutblanks.com , but they aren't cheap. But this is an instance of you get what you pay for. And the owner, Susan Mars, is fabulous .
    Thanks so much! I just popped over to her site. These are just what I was looking for! I don't think the price is bad...$5-6 each. They're gifts, so I want them to be high quality. Off to shop...thanks again!
    Last edited by tropit; 06-22-2012 at 06:02 AM.

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    look for some linen at http://www.fabrics-store.com/ and make some
    you can sign up and they send out sales info and some tutorials
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    Here are two options for some high quality toweling
    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....7-5b660e6e2a93 and http://www.homesew.com/fp220.html
    I have shopped both places for many years and can say the quality is good, price is reasonable. Also Fabric-store has great linen.
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    I've ordered the nice flour sack white dish towel from Nancy's Notions and am quite satisfied with them. I machine embroider on them.

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    Have you tried Sams? I think they carry 12 in a pack and are white. I think that is where I purchased mine.
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