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    Towel aprons

    When I was helping a friend sort through his late grandmother's things, we ran across an apron made in the 30s. The fraying end of a towel was cut off and the rest was used for the apron The quilted bib was from a print fabric. What a clever woman!! He gave me the apron and I copied it to make my own. So simple to make and I love having the towel so handy when I'm baking.
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    That is a nice apron -- really like your rendition of it. Never thought to use a towel for the bottom, that is a great idea.

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    I love this what a great idea and the blue one is such a treasure. Thanks for showing it to us.

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    Very creative, will have to make some after Christmas.
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    i like these aprons..thanks for sharing

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    What a good idea! Thanks for sharing with us.
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    Smartly done.
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    What a great idea! One towel could make two aprons.

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    How clever! I really like that!

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    Clever idea....I may incorporate the towel idea into an apron for my husband....he's a keen cook..though a tad on the messy side.

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    What a nice idea. Are aprons coming back into popularity again? I used pretty hand towels to make "bib's for my mom when she was in a nursing home. Worked great.
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    Great idea!

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    What a neat idea. I really like both aprons. I'll have to try that. I'm always laying my kitchen towel down and then not be able to find it. Do you mind telling what size you cut the "bib" part of the apron?
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    What a good idea. I'm always looking for new apron ideas and this one is a winner.

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    Love this idea! A great idea for hostess gifts or whatever.

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    I made one of these for a friend who was pregnant. I heard that you use this to wrap the baby in after giving them a bath. That way you don't go searching for the towel with a wet, cold baby. You can't loose it if it's tied around your neck. It would be good in the kitchen too. I remember grandma using the end of the apron as a potholder. Never could understand how one layer of cotton kept her from getting burnt.
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    Like that!!! Gives me ideas too.
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    I'll make a few of these for sure!

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    Love the Idea of the towel, for the size just adjust according to size of towel and shorten or lengthen Thanks for sharing.

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    Great idea!!!

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    So clever. Thanks for sharing.
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    It'd be even better if pockets were added too. Thanks for sharing this. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    For pockets: Using one "retired" towel, after the skirt portion has been cut from the towel, you could use the remainder for the bib and pockets, either on that apron or swap with another apron being made from another 'retired' towel. QUOTE=postal packin' mama;6425682]It'd be even better if pockets were added too. Thanks for sharing this. Happy Thanksgiving![/QUOTE]

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    For pockets: Using one "retired" towel, after the skirt portion has been cut from the towel, you could use the remainder of the towel for the bib and pockets, either on that apron or swap with another apron being made from another 'retired' towel.

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    Love your aprons. Yrs ago I made some half aprons from printed cottons and sewed a small hand towel into the waistband on one side of the front. Great for wiping your hands while cooking. Thanks for sharing with us.

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