Friday, August 26, 2011

rags to...well, more rags!

Ten years into marriage, your towels start looking a little sad. Your washrags have run off to Laundryland to frolic in a mountain breeze scented wonderland with your socks...well, half your socks, anyway.

My husband asked me a couple of weeks ago if I decided to just quit stocking our linen closet with washcloths. The kids have cartoon ones and we have plain ones. We don't share with the kids because well...if you knew what we had cleaned off of them with those washcloths, you'd know.


So I took raggedy, unravelling towels and cut them up into 10" and 12" squares with my quilting rulers and then I serged them all up with my mom's old serger. I feel soooo thrifty!
 
Never mind that I spent $32 to get the serger running :)

11 comments:

  1. LOL!! But you know what that creative activity extended your life! At least this blog says so http://modalissa.blogspot.com/2011/08/quilting-improves-your-health.html

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  2. That is hilarious! Makes me think of me, buying jars and blueberries to make some blueberry jam. Cost me a whole lot more than buying a couple of jars of organic blueberry jam! But we can think we are thrifty, can't we!

    Come to think of it, we are running short of wash cloths, too!

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  3. I like to take my old fraying towels and cut them into kitchen size towels. I use my leftover binding to finish off the edges just like a quilt. They are way more absorbant than the kitchen towels you can purchase. I am a bit frugal myself! :-) Nothing wrong with that!

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  4. You are right. The price of fixing the serger does not count!

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  5. $32.00 for serger repair most definitely justifies the non-expense of more washcloths.... those supah fluffy ones can be a bit pricey. I am all for the upcycle!

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  6. sounds like something I'd do! Although I sold my serger long ago because it just wasn't getting used :( But, I can quit looking at that QUILT under those washcloths! I've been following your blog for well over a year I'm sure - and haven't seen that one! :)

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  7. Such a clever idea! I have a few towels I need to do that with.

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  8. Good idea!...and now the serger works! Yay...all the way around!!!

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  9. I especially love that you spent $32 to get the serger in shape! Let's hope it still works when you need your next batch of washcloths. (They're soooooo much nicer when they are towel-weight cloths.)

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