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Thread: This is what fabric looks like before you buy it/100% cotton

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    Super Member psychonurse's Avatar
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    Smile This is what fabric looks like before you buy it/100% cotton

    From the field cotton growing, the cotton gin, and loaded on the truck.

    when I stopped by the gin, I did not see Eli Whitney.
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    We have Cotton Ginning Days here. Big festival.

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    Yep, we have that around here about this time of year. My grandpa used to grow cotton. I remember standing in the cotton field next to his house and the cotton was taller than me. I think it's grown shorter now for the cotton picker machines.

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    How fascinating! Thanks for showing me something I have not seen!

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    Brings back childhood memories of cotton growing in the fields in South Carolina. Of course we picked it by hand then.
    Thanks for the pictures. Sandy 64

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    Look at all that quilting fabric lol

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    thanks for the tour. have not seen this before.

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    Very interesting. I've not seen those type of photos. I think everyone I know my age has picked cotton but me! I was a city girl growing up but am all country now. I stopped on my way to work one morning at a cotton field that had no fence around it and picked a couple so I could say I have picked cotton. lol
    Live and let live!

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    What a sweetheart you are for posting it so those of us who can't travel south can see how it truly is done. How marvelous. I bet it is a very dirty job, but how wonderful to see the work that goes into our fabric. Thank you so much.
    Gramma to Isabella and NEW baby brother Enzo!

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    So glad ya'll have liked the pics. I wonder how many yards is on one truck load when processed?

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