Making: Dish Towels
I believe in white linens. I believe in bleaching these white linens on a regular basis. I also believe in replacing my white linens when they start looking dingy and ragged.
I buy quality but not particularly expensive linens so I can replace them when they start to wear out. Over the years I’ve learned that top shelf towels don’t last any longer than the higher-end Ikea towels.
After three years of daily use, our set of white bath towels from Ikea were looking drab. Our simple white Flour Sack dish towels from Bed Bath and Beyond were alarmingly stained from Yours Truly, The Swedish Chef. So last week we stopped by Ikea after our ultrasound and picked up fluffy new bath towels.
Not one to waste, I surveyed the old towels and decided that once cut down they would serve us just fine in the kitchen to dry dishes. The old dish towels would move to the “kitchen rag” box under the sink and be used in place of paper towels to clean counters, spills, cat hair balls, etc. These kitchen rags are reused until they reach the point of no return or they clean up something so alarming that I deem it better to just toss it rather than bleach the ever-loving daylights out of them.
I spent two hours this afternoon and cut down the old bath towels into four dish towels each. Then I bound the raw edges with my left over bias tape from sewing projects past. Now our dish towel drawer is full of fresh new unstained dish towels with bright happy trim on two sides. I rather like them!