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    Does anyone know where I can find...

    Flour Sack Towels to embroider on? I know Walmart has them but the quality isn't great for embroidering. Any ideas and resources would be helpful!

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    I use the flour sack towels from Walmart. I wash them, no softner, then partial dry. Then I use a strong starch solution and iron them. Embroidery does very well for me.
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    Hobby Lobby ? or online I think Mary Maxims has them
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    A friend showed me the WalMart flour sacks she had purchased, and yes the quality of them is terrible, the are slightly better than cheese cloth. She did not use them.

    Have you done a google search?

    Nancy's Notion carries them.
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    Try www.embroiderthis.com They usually carry good quality flour sack towels. Good luck!!!

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    Walgreen's towels are not bad but pricey. Sam's club has some towels that are supposed to be pretty nice for embroidery. I've never used them though.

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    Martha Stewart sells them, very good quality. JoAnns has them also.
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    Nice website! Thanks for the link!
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    I always purchase them from the Thrifty White Drug. Have the best towels and are only about 99 cents each plus tax. I picked up a lot of them and had my mother embroider them and then gave them to my kids so they had something from their Grandma hand made. I got the last ones from her about a month before she had her massive stroke and passed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt View Post
    I use the flour sack towels from Walmart. I wash them, no softner, then partial dry. Then I use a strong starch solution and iron them. Embroidery does very well for me.
    Thats what I use and they work great for me!
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    Aa about blanks has nice towels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    Aa about blanks has nice towels
    Sorry..all about blanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt View Post
    I use the flour sack towels from Walmart. I wash them, no softner, then partial dry. Then I use a strong starch solution and iron them. Embroidery does very well for me.
    ME TOO...been using them for years...Hobby lobby has Aunt Martha's, but are always out when I need them. We have Atwoods, a farm supply place and they also have a no name brand that are pretty good and they sell them individually, so if I mess one up, I can easily replace it!

    No matter what brand I use, I wash them in HOT water with a mild detergent and NO softener, hang to dry til damp then press.

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    I have used the ones from Walmart and Sam's with no problem. Dam's didn't have them this week, now carry a terry towel.

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    there's a catalog called Herschner's where you can get them. Might try to search for them online. We used to get their catalogs all the time.

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    J.C. Penneys has them......sometimes on sale

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    I get mine from Herrschners catolog. Toll Free 1 800 441 0838 they are good and they come in 3 sizes! If you order $35.00 before Dec. 24 you get free shipping. Please mention code F97 I have 3 sisters and we all use these tea towels. We get the big ones that are 32X36, they also have 24X36 and 17X37 they come in sets of 7. You can order online @Herrschners.com

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    You can also try AllAboutBlanks.........they do have excellent quality kitchen towels for embroidery.

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    I have bought at Bed Bath and Beyond and their quality is pretty good. If you don't have one close by you can go on line and order!
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    I saw some very nice ones today at a quilt shop on Cape Cod, so I imagine that other quilt shops might sell them too, perhaps some in your area. Good luck finding them.
    Betsy in MA

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    Thank you all for your answers! Definitely will check them all! Thanks!

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    Fabric.com has them too. But like others have said, the Walmart ones are good too. I just made a batch of Oven Door Dresses for Christmas presents and used the ones from Walmart. And I have used them for painting too.
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    You can look at the towels on www.missouriquiltco.com. They sell fabrics, towels, etc. Super quick service also!

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