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    Junior Member SandraQuilts's Avatar
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    What if our flour, sugar, corn meal, baking mixes, etc....
    CAME IN A CLOTH SACK again!?!?!?
    Wouldn't that be WONDERFUL!?!?!?
    I keep thinking this and excuse me if someone has already brought it up here, I'm still new and can't possibly get through all the posts AND SEW!~:)
    What if we all wrote and bombarded them with requests? Would it make a difference? I would CERTAINLY buy that product, as long as it was a quality product. However, if it was a quality product, then all the more reason for packaging it nicely and in an appealing manner.
    I'm so surprised with all the "green" and whatever going on... that nobody has done this. We quilters are a HUGE group of consumers~!!!!
    Besides us, there are all these backyard chicken farmers, hobby farmers,etc. that would love their feed in cloth also.
    What do you think?

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    I suspect it is all about money...the other "green" motivator!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty quilter
    I suspect it is all about money...the other "green" motivator!
    HA!~ VERY GOOD!!~ :)
    But, would it be MORE than a cardboard box? After all, these "feed and flour sacks" started as an easy/economical way to pkg. If you look at how they are done with this huge sewing machine running across the top... I've had chickens, so I know you just pull that string and open it.
    Oh, then the "safety" aspect. Just thought of that. But, you could still pkg it in a sealed plastic bag, like you get when you open the cardboard box.... I just don't know. This is why I thought I'd see what ya'll had to say.

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    I bet there would be fabric designers ao staff because they would compete with other sugar/flour/cornmeal companies. I would have so much of things in my house because I would probably need yardage.

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    I would buy it! :-)

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    That's kind of funny.

    Way back when, they did come in cloth bags.

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    It's not really practical anymore. When those products came in fabric bags people mostly cooked from scratch. Plus when those products came in fabric bags more people than not sewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    It's not really practical anymore. When those products came in fabric bags people mostly cooked from scratch. Plus when those products came in fabric bags more people than not sewed.
    You could also pkg. baking mixes. What if a cost comparison was done and it was the same price or less than a cardboard box? I don't think folks KNOW what a cardboard box costs to produce and print and dispose of. Plus, the graphics/ink involved. It's more than you'd think. IN a lot of pkg. , the cost you are paying is more than the contents. Perfect example? CEREAL!!!!!~
    Not in the same category, but Coca Cola when it comes to pkg. and advertising...PENNIES is what it costs for the actual product. So much of what we buy goes for pkg and advtsg.

    Well, I may travel in a small circle, but everywhere I go, folks would rather grow a cotton or bamboo plant, than cut down a tree. AND I"m NOT an enviromentalist. Also, everyone know of is a quilter , or has a quilter in their family these days or KNOWS one... It's BIG business!~The more I think about this, the more intrigued I become with the idea.

    I go into a health food store and SEE what people pay for "soy ink and recycled boxes". The thing is, they have NO Idea what that actually COSTS!~
    Sorry, I guess growing up in small business and have had my own for a very long time, I just look at things differently.

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    Remember when you could get a glass inside a box of detergent? Or even at the gas station for a fill up? How about those trading stamps that you could trade in for household goods? Yes, I'm really that old.

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    Clynns:
    I use to get to write Santa and ask for....
    from using the S&H Green Stamps store! It was right next to Winn Dixie and as a kid, I'd "window shop". lol I was more ready to get those stamps from the cashier at checkout and keep them safe until I got them home to put them in "the book" than my mother! I'm ONLY 44!!!!~
    Great idea!~
    Folks don't think twice about paying for a glass from the dollar store 1.00. How much do they think that glass costs?!?! VERY LITTLE.... It's all doable.

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