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I am just now, this minute, learning to embroider.  I bought some tea towels on line, and while they were cheap, the quality matches the price.  So thin!

 

Anyone with any good deals on where to buy tea towels in bulk?  I mean, in lots of 12-24, I'm not talking hundreds.  They don't have to be the absolute highest quality, but not the lowest, either.

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if you can sew, making your own can save a bundle although it is more work. they are fairly simple though. I have found the cheapest price for the quality to be tj maxx or ross or any other of those discount type stores.

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I buy mine from sublimestitching.com.  I like the weight and I have some that are 8 - 10 years old and still holding up well.  I don't guess you can buy them in bulk, but they're inexpensive.

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What sort of material does one use for tea towels?  Does Hobby Lobby, Hancock, or Walmart sell flour-sack cloth?  Does it go by another name?

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I use 100% cotton, and i prefer a home-decor weight (a bit thicker than quilting cottons). they sell it at any fabric store. 

I know that target has flour sack type towels, if i were to embroider on them, i would definitely wash them first and dry them so they can shrink up a bit. I assume that walmart has something like that as well. You can use any towel basically, as long as it isn't terry texture. 

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