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Thread: Feed Sack Fabrics

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    Senior Member heyjami's Avatar
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    Hi, I bought a bunch of feed sack fabric charms.

    Not that it matters much, but how can I tell if they are reproductions vs actual feed sack material?

    Any tips? Oh, let me grab a photo for you all. They are so adorable! I'm thinking of doing a cathedral with them.

    I'm just wondering about the fabric dating - not that it will matter at all. I'll love them the same. Let me go grab a pic of them for you all. :-)

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    Can't wait to see them :)

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    Original feed sacks are thick...the repro feels like the cotton fabrics we have today..

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    The feed sacks should be thicker than regular fabric, and you can see the "grain" of the fabric more, if that makes sense.

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    If you see small stitching holes in the fabric edges--where
    they were sewn with heavy thread (twine) they are authentic.
    These in the picture look real to me.

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    They are great!

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    Oh I love the one with the kitchen stuff ! how cute. I was able to buy some last summer at a Garage Sale and the sweet lady that had saved them was there! so much fun. she was so concerned about where they were going. I promised her they would make it into a special quilt.:) they are not soft and you can feel the grain

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    I wouldn't have a clue...as far as I know we never had them in Aus. Just wanted to say, whatever they are...beautiful!

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    I think they are authentic! They are grainy and thick. Not soft, silky cotton like I'm used to...

    Thanks everyone for your help!

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    Love them!

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