I use almost NO paper towels to clean up when I dye fabric. I always have several dye rags in the works to wipe up spills and clean up my tools.
I think this one is ready to be retired. I will use it as a whole cloth piece or maybe cut parts of it I am particularly fond of.
This one has been used at LEAST 40 times, maybe twice as many times as that.
It started as a piece of lovely pima cotton that must have had a perma-press finish. It did not take the dye well.
I washed it many times as I used it to clean up and I think I’ve washed off the perma-press finish.
It is a large piece, somewhere between 3/4 of a yard and a yard of 45 inch fabric.
These dye rags are a bonus fabric.
I’ve used this one so much I’ve probably saved a tree!