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Tuesday Time to Tackle: 25-Cent Kitchen Towels

One of the local thrift stores regularly receives donations of fabric.  I always make a point to look at what is hanging up on the racks, and I have been known to purchase fabric with no idea how I'm going to use it.  I just can't seem to pass up the bargain price--fabric is always marked at $1 a yard, no matter what kind or quality!  (Unless the tag is the color of the day, of course, and then it's only 50 cents a yard!)

Anyway, I while ago I had purchased a piece (about two yards) of a beautiful, heavy, yellow cotton material with a blue-flowered print.  Last week, I received an invitation to a bridal shower.  When I looked at the bride-to-be's gift registry, I noticed she had some yellow and blue kitchen towels on her wish list.  I knew what I wanted to do with the fabric!

First, I washed and dried the material, to preshrink it.  Then, using a rotary cutter, I removed the selvedge edge, and cut the fabric into 8 equally-sized pieces--roughly 17 x 26 inches.  With a hot iron, I folded over 3/8 inch on each long side, then folded it again.  Then I did the same with the short sides.  A simple stitched line, pivoted at the corners, completed the towel.  




Who knew that making kitchen towels could be so easy and affordable?
 
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Thanks for simple projects, using materials on hand.

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  1. What thrift store(s) do you going to?

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  2. wow i love the colors and looks so easy! I am sure she loved it !

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  3. A thoughtful and clever gift that she will enjoy.

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  4. Plus that gift will be so much better than any purchased gift because it was made with love and she will be the only one to ever have them! I love handmade gifts.

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  5. Very clever and creative and turned out pretty as well! :)

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  6. This is so coincidental! I am making washcloths out of my towels that still have a lot of terry, but are holey!
    D.G. L

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    1. You just inspired me to add a project to my list. Thanks! :-)

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  7. What a great gift that will be used for years to come!

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