Back in the day, when families purchased their flour in 50-100 lb, flour sacks were everywhere. After being emptied of flour, the sack would be laundered and bleached, skillfully cut, hemmed and then put to use as a handy kitchen towel.
Luckily for us, flour sack towels didn’t disappear over the years. And these days, they come in a host of colors and prints (like our Triple Threat Trio of flour sacks)
But, these versatile towels aren't just good for drying dishes.
Here’s ten ways to get some extra mileage out of your flour sack towels.
- GIFT WRAP: Use them as gift wrap for food or household gifts. Great tied around wine bottles.
- SALAD SPINNER: No salad spinner? No problem. Use a flour sack towel to dry washed lettuce leaves and vegetables.
- WINDOW CLEANER: Because they don’t produce lint, they’re perfect for washing windows and mirrors. Bonus: they also prevent streaks.
- PAPER TOWEL REPLACEMENT: Save trees! Flour sack towels make great re-useable alternatives to paper towels. And they’re just as absorbant, if not moreso. Just use and wash.
- DUST CLOTH: They also make the best dust cloths imagineable.
- WINDOW CLEANER:
- STRAINER: Use for straining stock, yogurts and cheeses; because the weave is a bit tighter, they do a better job than cheesecloth in some cases.
- BAKING: Rub the towel with flour and use it to cover rising bread dough.
- SERVING: Line a bowl of hot dinner rolls to keep the steam inside and the crumbs contained.
- CLOTHING: Are you crafty? Use our towels to make a cool Milwaukee-themed skirt! Or an apron! Or a bag!
Oh – and one more tip: Don’t use fabric softener on your towels, and they’ll be more absorbent.