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Old 09-22-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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Kitchen towels

Flour sack towels are my personal favorite. Absorbent and dry quickly.

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Old 09-22-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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Amen. Always have used them, always will. Mine are big 38x32-inch towels that I use constantly. Old, stained ones are now polishing cloths. They just never seem to wear out. I have some that are more than 20 years old and still going strong.
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:35 PM   #3
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yes, aren't they the greatest? Also good for straining things when you don't have cheesecloth.
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Old 09-27-2004, 01:27 PM   #4
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You can't beat flour sack towels! Don't think I ever used anything else until I went off to college - and nothing else has ever been as good.

One of my uncles had an "egg farm" and the chicken feed used to come in "flour sack" material. Grandma would take them, cut them in half, and hem them on her old foot tredle Singer sewing machine.
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Old 09-27-2004, 02:26 PM   #5
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Never seen a flour sack towel. I used cloth diapers for a long time. Wore them right out and now can't find any to replace them. So...I cut up an old flannel sheet. Works great for me.
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:00 PM   #6
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Flour sack towels are the best, however I find that they're more expensive and don't last as long as terry towels.

One homemaker's hint. Don't use fabric softener in towels used for cleaning, such as dish towel. Softeners coat the fibers and reduces absorbancy.

Same goes for towels used for working on your car. Use only American made 100% white cotton towels. It's the best thing for drying and buffing car paint. Non American and colored towels have abrasive characteristics that will scuff the finish.
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Flour sack towels are all my mother ever used. I tried terry towels, but they aren't jack!

Back to flour sack or hucking towels I went.
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:47 AM   #8
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tell us about hucking towels. that's a new one to me.
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Hucking towels are made of 100% cotton with a heavy sturdy, but not thick weave. It is a flat weave, not like terry cloth. They hold up better in my opinion than cotton sacking towels.

I don't know what else to say to describe them. They are widely available.

Mom liked to use just the sacking towels, but I like the cotton huck towels for most applications, though I keep the sacking towels also.
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:34 AM   #10
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thanks for the 'splainin. I will have to keep my eye out for those. Is "hucking" or "cotton huck" how they would be labeled?
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