Find: HUGE 100% Cotton Dish Towels Have Many Uses

We stumbled on these HUGE dish towels and ordered a set to check out, having learned the hard way that the real thing is often way different than pictures. We washed them and…they are great, 100% cotton, wonderful-looking and useful for many things. A set of three costs $20; they come in 14 colors.

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Having been warned that their colors can bleed, we washed them separately in hot water and then dried them in a hot dryer. They shrank slightly from their original size of 36″ x 24″ to 32″ x 23″, and the white stayed white.

Then we compared them to a normal size dish towel; big difference!

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

We can see using these jumbos for all sorts of uses: as overlapping tableclothes for our smallish terrace tables, to take on picnics and especially, as drawer liners. We can imagine sewing two together on three sides to make a pillow cover for an standard size bed pillow, to use on a sofa or outdoor chair. And some readers suggested they’d make great wrapping paper and furoshiki. 

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You can buy ’em here..


2 Responses to Find: HUGE 100% Cotton Dish Towels Have Many Uses

  1. Catbird Farm 07.18.2014 at 12:24pm #

    Thanks for the tip. Very helpful for you to have washed and dried before posting.

    As soon as I saw your photo, I was thinking that perhaps they would also make excellent furoshiki?

    Hope your patient (whose post I found very moving) is progressing well.

    RC at Catbird Farm

  2. Sally 07.20.2014 at 5:24pm #

    I washed the clothes as part of “test-driving” everything we sell in the store. Needless to say, they did well.

    Furoshiki ia a great use for these big clothes. Thanks! We did a post on it some time ago, with a swell little video.

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