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Thread: I Am Out Of Control!!!!

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    Gotta love those feed sacks! I made clothes from them for 4-H projects as well as pillow cases and used the scraps for quilts. You go girl, and use them up.

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    LOL!!! Your an addict just like the rest of us!!! I go through spurts where I can't seem to stop buying fabric. Eventually, it will get used, if not by me, my kids.
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    I guess I am out of control, also. I have been ill and needed some serious surgery a month ago. I can't sit up very long at one time and was backed up with daily posts. Don't tell my husband that I missed the QB more than anything!

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    I haven't gotten into feedsacks (yet!) but love the 30's fabrics. My best friend used to hate them but as she saw them over the years when we went shopping, now loves them. I love that she is into them now but now we fight over any we see on clearance shelves!

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    Hey we all need a hobby or 2. If you come across a doggy one though you can be minus 1 and sell it to me.
    Just try'n to help out.
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    Love these... this is really funny though ... when my daughter was little.. I baked for extra money and used the these pretty flour sacks to make her bloomers and sun dresses... these you have are just awesome...

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    Hey, your addiction could be worse. I just bought my 18th sewing machine this morning. This isn't counting my 2 sergers. But, it's really not as bad as it sounds. The one this morning is a Singer 4562, that I found at a thrift store for $10 and works great. Most of the others range from $3.99 up to $40 for the highest. Actually 2 of them were free! Only about 6 are in full working order, with the rest being in various stages of disrepair (nothing too serious). But, I have them for a reason - someday I hope to have classes and teach sewing, since the schools nowadays don't seem to bother with educating the young with such valuable knowledge. Plus, I'm learning how to work on them, too. I've already figured out timing so well, that I can fix that in just a few moments on my main machine (Brother Pacesetter 1250) I find I can't resist if I see one for sale really cheap. Here's a pick of some of them...(a few machines ago, lol)
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    So don't feel bad, it could be worse. At least the feed sacks don't take up much room.
    Oops, I just realized I didn't count my longarm. 19th.... my bad!
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    Here the latest feed sacks I've added to my ever growing collection. It's like Christmas when I go to the mailbox.
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    I love the 30's, 40' and 50's fabric!!! Love love love them! Ok, I really pretty much love them all!

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    Some ladies have started up a group for fabricholics, but they do not stay long. They find that one fabric that they have to have. Sorry there is no help, we are all in the same boat.
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    More of my pretties. Now I'm wondering if I can bring myself to cut them into pieces for my quilt. LOL!!
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    You have some beautiful pieces! I just recently got the feedsack bug too...love them. Do you mind me asking on average what you are paying for a sack? I guess I am just trying to figure out what is a good price for them, etc.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrong View Post
    You have some beautiful pieces! I just recently got the feedsack bug too...love them. Do you mind me asking on average what you are paying for a sack? I guess I am just trying to figure out what is a good price for them, etc.
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    It depends on the size really. The "going" rate....I think....is about $15-$18 for larger bags, $10 for medium and $5-$8 for small bags. I try to set myself a limit and not pay any more than $15 but there have been a few times I've paid more because I just had to have it. Here's a great site to look around. http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares...partment&ID=57 I ordered a couple of paisley prints from them because on Ebay the ones I liked were going for $100 or more!!! That's definitely where I draw the line!!! I think I paid $18 apiece for them at Blushing Rose Boutique. I will have to say that once this quilt is finished it will most definitely be my most expensive one. I'll probably end up protecting it with my life! LOL!!
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    Kim thanks for your help. I can't imagine what the original feedsack owners would think of us spending $18 on one bag just for the fabric!(and $100 for one bag, wow!) I have a feeling it is going to take me longer than I thought to collect the fabric because of cost...but it will totally be worth it! I think I am just going to do a small scrappy quilt any ideas where to buy smaller pieces other than eBay, etsy?
    I need to do a little research, I'm not sure why some sacks go for so much more than others. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrong View Post
    Kim thanks for your help. I can't imagine what the original feedsack owners would think of us spending $18 on one bag just for the fabric!(and $100 for one bag, wow!) I have a feeling it is going to take me longer than I thought to collect the fabric because of cost...but it will totally be worth it! I think I am just going to do a small scrappy quilt any ideas where to buy smaller pieces other than eBay, etsy?
    I need to do a little research, I'm not sure why some sacks go for so much more than others. Thanks again!

    I remember seeing on Ebay where some people had scraps of feedsacks they were selling. Take a look at this this one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Premium-Lot-...item5ae4f8d1d8 I type "Vintage Feed Sacks" in the search bar and spend a few hours drooling.

    I think I'm going to do 4" or 5" squares and tie it instead of quilting it.
    Last edited by KimS; 02-07-2012 at 02:47 PM.
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    Thanks for the link. You will definitely have to share when you finish your quilt, I'm sure it will be beautiful!

    I am so sad...wanting to cry! I saw a beautiful grandma's garden quilt top on etsy that was just listed today. In GREAT condition, beautiful feedsack prints- bright and colorful...I absolutely loved it. I had it in my cart...planned to buy it...but thought I should think about it, and got busy with my 4 kids. My 6 week old was fussy, didn't get to go back until a few hours later, and it's GONE...gone. Sorry to complain, but it was only $55 and like I said in GREAT shape. I know people find them at estate sales for much cheaper, but for me it would have been worth the money because at this point in my life I don't get a chance to go to estate sales, and where I am there aren't many anyway. Not to mention that Grandma's garden quilts are my favorite. Oh well, I'll just have to keep my eye open for another one I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrong View Post
    Thanks for the link. You will definitely have to share when you finish your quilt, I'm sure it will be beautiful!

    I am so sad...wanting to cry! I saw a beautiful grandma's garden quilt top on etsy that was just listed today. In GREAT condition, beautiful feedsack prints- bright and colorful...I absolutely loved it. I had it in my cart...planned to buy it...but thought I should think about it, and got busy with my 4 kids. My 6 week old was fussy, didn't get to go back until a few hours later, and it's GONE...gone. Sorry to complain, but it was only $55 and like I said in GREAT shape. I know people find them at estate sales for much cheaper, but for me it would have been worth the money because at this point in my life I don't get a chance to go to estate sales, and where I am there aren't many anyway. Not to mention that Grandma's garden quilts are my favorite. Oh well, I'll just have to keep my eye open for another one I like.
    When my husband and I go to the MAC Tool Fair in Nashville in a couple of weeks I'm taking along all of my sacks and am going to start cutting squares. That way I'll have something to do while he's spending money on tools to put into inventory. LOL!! I've done the very same thing you did with the quilt on Etsy on Ebay. I find something I really, really want and don't get it right at that moment or put in a bid planning on staying on top of it and then get busy. When I remember it, and go back, it's gone!!! I was bidding on a feed sack earlier this week and it was down to about 5 seconds left and I was high bidder. WOOHOO!!! The sack was sooooo pretty!!! I just knew I had it so went to see how long was left on another auction and then I hear, "You've been outbid." I about passed out. Can't repeat on here what I said but it was very colorful and definitely something a lady shouldn't be saying. The way I see these things is we weren't suppose to have them at this time and something better will come along for us. I'll keep an eye out for that pattern you like and PM you should I see something. I wish we had estate sales around here too. People find such wonderful things but like you they just aren't held around here much.
    Last edited by KimS; 02-09-2012 at 09:19 AM.
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