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I can't remember seeing any photos or posts on this topic. I am curious though, has anyone made a top or wallhanging utilizing a vintage or retro tea towel? There have been several challenges I have seen on line and on several blogs. I am thinking I might try my hand at doing one. I have several calendar towels I have picked up over the years that I love for one reason or another. Seriously thinking about making a wallhanging or throw quilt with one of them.

Rondi
 
Posts: 1553 | Location: winchester,ky | Registered: Aug 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Years ago, Simply Quilts did a show with the calendar towels. I have never tried it. Go for it. It can be done.

My late Aunt always gave us a calendar towel. Just ended up using them as kitchen towels. Some of the early ones were linen, then it just got to be cotton and maybe a blend. Liked the linen ones.


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I just ordered some tea towels from Missouri Star Quilt Co. & am going to make some aprons from them for Christmas gifts this year. This will be my first experience with using them.


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If it can be sewn it can be done. When I was little my mom made one from them & she also did one using facecloths. All her "material" came as a freebie inside boxes of laundry washing powder.
 
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Here's the link to the Simply Quilts episode that shows the use of kitchen towels.
http://www.hgtv.com/video/kits...ter-video/index.html

Wonder if Savd has any rooster or hen towels she could use? Wink

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Enjoyed that video, thanks for posting the link. I used to love watching that show, miss it.

Rondi
 
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My pleasure. Big Grin
I love it when there's an episode to show off that's an answer to a request.
Greatest lineup of quilt allstars there ever was.


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