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.
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.
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.