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Old 03-16-2011, 06:13 AM   #1
 
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Smile Flour Sack Towels

Anyone know if you can still get these at Wal Mart? I watched one of the Utube videos on plopping with flour sack towels forming it in the triangle shape and I'd like to try it. I went to walmart.com and searched for the towels but nothing showed up. I know this video and the thread I was reading was dated 2009 so I'm wondering if they discontinued the towels for some reason?

Anywhere else I can get them if this is the case? I don't want to order online because I'm trying to not use my cc's for a while.

Thank you in advance for any info!
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
 
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I can't remember if I've seen them in WalMart, but I got a pack of six at Target.

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Thank you, that does help! Target works for me!
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I got mine at Target, too. Look in the kitchen section, where the hand towels and washcloths are located. I got a pack of 4 for $4. You can't beat the price!
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Thanks Rustina. Are they large or are they regular kitchen drying towels for dishes? I'm hoping they are larger than those. I'm assuming they are since people are using them to plop with.
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I got mine at Walmart!!!
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I got mine at Walmart!!!
Cool, good to know they still have them. Thank you!
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Thanks Rustina. Are they large or are they regular kitchen drying towels for dishes? I'm hoping they are larger than those. I'm assuming they are since people are using them to plop with.
They're big - like 24" square. Plenty big enough to do the triangle plopping thing like in the video, where you cross in the back and tie in the front. Good luck with it!
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When I got mine at Target quite a while back, they were marked as discontinued.

If all else fails, they're essentially diaper fabric, so if you can find flat diapers, you're in luck.
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The last ones I found at Target were too small for that type of plopping. I did just pick up some from Crate & Barrel-there was a link to them on the Live Free Live Curly plopping thread-and I happened to be near a store. They are 32x38 and they are the perfect size for this. I got 3 for $9.99.

Here is the link for them:

Set of 3 Flour Sack Towels | Crate&Barrel
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Default flour sacks for plopping

I found mine at Bed Bath & beyond...
could someone post the link for plopping with the flour sacks? thanks!
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This is the video I used when I wanted to see what plopping looked like. There are different ways to do it, but this girl uses the triangle-folded towels:

YouTube - How to Plop/Plunk Your Curly Hair

I've only been plopping for a month or so, and I had no trouble finding the flour sack towels at Target that recently. Maybe they replaced the discontinued ones with another brand? Or maybe it was just my Target that had them.
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Here is the thread that describes plopping too.

Plopping the Live Curly Live Free Way
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I bought mine at Walmart too, in the kitchen section. I think a pack of 5 was 3.99 or 4.99, sorry don't remember.
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I bought mine at Walmart too, in the kitchen section. I think a pack of 5 was 3.99 or 4.99, sorry don't remember.
Same here, just a week or two ago. Mine were 5 for $5. Nice big size too!
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Flour sack towels? I've never seen them at my Wal-mart, girl! Hmmm, I will have to check these links. I've never heard of them. Wonder how they're different from an ordinary towel...
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Flour sack towels? I've never seen them at my Wal-mart, girl! Hmmm, I will have to check these links. I've never heard of them. Wonder how they're different from an ordinary towel...
I had never heard of them until I saw someone mention them on here. And I had never seen them at my Wal-Mart until I went looking for them. They are absorbent but not textured like a terrycloth towel or some microfiber towels. They kind of remind me of a handkerchief, but bigger.
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I got my first set at Walmart for $4 & change. They were on the very bottom shelf where the dish cloths & towels are in a label wrapped bundle, Walmart's Mainstays brand. I want to say they were 29" X 29". Ahh found it by searching Yahoo (sheesh) Walmart.com: Mainstays 5pk Flour Sack Kitchen Towel, White: Kitchen & Dining
I also recently got some at Bed Bath & Beyond. The BBB ones are bigger (32" X 38") but a rectangle not square so they fold funny. But they're long enough to tie them on my big head at the forehead so it's easier to sleep.
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Most flour sack towels are square. They're smooth surfaced, with just a little variation in texture due to the weave pattern, but the smoothness means they're not going to snag any of your hair.

I've never seen a flour sack that they resemble, but people used to use old, flat, cloth diapers, which they do strongly resemble, for many of the things people now use FSTs for. I suspect that calling them diapers wasn't selling them any more, so they started selling them as flour sack towels.
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Most flour sack towels are square. They're smooth surfaced, with just a little variation in texture due to the weave pattern, but the smoothness means they're not going to snag any of your hair.

I've never seen a flour sack that they resemble, but people used to use old, flat, cloth diapers, which they do strongly resemble, for many of the things people now use FSTs for. I suspect that calling them diapers wasn't selling them any more, so they started selling them as flour sack towels.
This is going to sound so stupid but....are there two different kinds of flour sack towels? I ask because all the ones I've seen have been rectangular, and have been thin like this:

Amazon.com: Flour Sack Towel Oversized Bleached, 12/BG: Kitchen & Dining

Not thicker like cloth diapers. And the Walmart link says "These classic, white flour sack kitchen towels practically dry the dishes themselves." and my flour sack towels (what I think are flour sack towels) are actually closer to an actual flour sack. When I do use them on dishes it just seems like it smears the water around, instead of actually drying.

Color me confused.
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