I don't know about you, but I have an issue with the thin little kitchen towels that we pay way too much for. I recently had a bath towel that after a few washing, the sides started to fray. A quick glance at my basket of extra pieces of quilt binding, made that little internal lightbulb go off. I cut the bath towel into quarters which is approximately the size of a kitchen towel anyway, and bound them with the scraps. Voila! I have the greatest thirstiest towels in my kitchen I have ever had. Better yet, with them being dark they don't get dingy and stained like their counterparts. I see at Target that they now carry a towel that they tout as bleachable. They come in a big array of colors, and while I haven't tried them, I am going to pick one up and do a little bleach testing. Those might be a great answer for a kitchen towel. Just thought I had to pass this little tip on to you all.