this red bowl, I needed something to go inside to line it. All of the cloth napkin-type things I own were just a little two small. The flour sack towels are so big, that I was able to cut one towel down the middle both ways to get four "napkins" just the right size to line and cover warm breads in my bowl. I hemmed up the raw edges to match the existing hems.
Now they're perfect for lining the bowl and keeping warm breads warm and moist until the rest of dinner is on the table. And I think of my Nana and Granddad every time I use them.
If you want to make your own, tons of places to buy flour sack towels came up online, generally for buying several together for a couple dollars a piece. They varied in quality of fabric, though, so be sure to check out the thickness and size to make sure you're buying some you can make into a nice gift.
Picking up a wooden bowl from the craft store to paint and including some hand-stamped napkins would make an great Christmas gift or for any other time of the year...or make a great addition to your own kitchen.
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