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Thread: Feed Sack fabric

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    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
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    Has anyone made a whole quilt out of feedsack fabric? I have a little collection of squares and some whole feedsacks. I was just thinking maybe since the fabric is so loosely woven maybe it would be better to alternate squares with some modern quilting cotton. Any thoughts, anyone? I appreciate your comments.

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    My DGM made quilts from feed sacks when I was a little girl. They are still in good shape and used by family members today. Too bad one of them didn't come my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    My DGM made quilts from feed sacks when I was a little girl. They are still in good shape and used by family members today. Too bad one of them didn't come my way.
    I was just thinking that a lot of clothes got made from feed sack fabric, so it should be very durable... I am crazy about the cute little prints that they were made with.

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    I've been collecting authentic feedsacks .. I just love them.. I hope to make a quilt with nothing but feedsack fabrics but I haven't found the perfect pattern yet..

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    Do you have feed sacks or flour sacks? They are usually not loosely woven. There were hundreds of quilts made with flour sacks and feed sacks and many still alive today. I have some.

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    My mother used to make quilts all the time. Also my dresses too.

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    I have some that I am waiting to find the perfect pattern for.

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    I would make the whole quilt out of the feedsacks. If you mix in newer fabrics, not only will they "look" mixed...they will wear at different rates.

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    I 'love' feed/flour sacks. I made a quilt of them
    except for the backing of muslin. Each block is a different print. My mother hand quilted it, & I think it is a great quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrothead
    Do you have feed sacks or flour sacks? They are usually not loosely woven. There were hundreds of quilts made with flour sacks and feed sacks and many still alive today. I have some.
    I am thinking now that they must be flour sacks, I hope. And to OneMoreQuilt, I do not want to mix them, hope I have enough to make whole quilt. And to Needles3Thread, I think muslin backing sounds just right.

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