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Thread: I Am Out Of Control!!!!

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    I Am Out Of Control!!!!

    Since joining this forum I have fallen head over heals in love with the 30's fabrics. Until now I've bought reproduction fabric by the yard. Then I get this wonderful, great idea to gather up some vintage feed sacks and make a tied quilt with those. Keep in mind I was just going to "look" on Ebay at the feed sacks and buy a couple here and there. I've gone completely mad!!!! I can't stay away from Ebay and the feed sacks. I'm embarrassed to say how many I've bought in the past week so will keep that dirty little secret to myself. I've also joined a couple of the yahoo sites that buy, sell and trade sewing items and have bought several from people there. This is truly an addiction!!! Someone please turn off my internet service before I'm living under a bridge with my feed sacks. LOL!!!
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    You will have all of the resources needed to make a wonderful quilt!

    I just started a quasi crazy quilt using vintage embroidery pieces cut from pillowcases and surrounded with vintage fabrics. It is starting to look great and is so much fun to make!

    Dayle

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    Haven't gotten into the feed sack mode, but I have a plastic tub full of 30's fabrics for vintage looking quilts.

    mltquilt

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    A whole new mean to the term "bag Lady"! You go girl. Give us a photo glimpse of your feed sack stash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimS View Post
    Since joining this forum I have fallen head over heals in love with the 30's fabrics. Until now I've bought reproduction fabric by the yard. Then I get this wonderful, great idea to gather up some vintage feed sacks and make a tied quilt with those. Keep in mind I was just going to "look" on Ebay at the feed sacks and buy a couple here and there. I've gone completely mad!!!! I can't stay away from Ebay and the feed sacks. I'm embarrassed to say how many I've bought in the past week so will keep that dirty little secret to myself. I've also joined a couple of the yahoo sites that buy, sell and trade sewing items and have bought several from people there. This is truly an addiction!!! Someone please turn off my internet service before I'm living under a bridge with my feed sacks. LOL!!!
    What's your eBay username? I'll put you out of misery by outbiding you on all lots. That will stop your addiction! JUST KIDDING!
    clsurz

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    So do you have enough to make a quilt? If so get started on sewing/piecing/quilting, and limit your computer time. Another method is give yourself a "allowance" for the week/month when its gone its gone.
    FYI those feed sack fabrics aren't going to be enough when you are "living under a bridge", or in a van down by the river.

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    I can't stop buying fabric and patterns so I feel your pain!
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    I did the same thing..love someone on ebay named Willow...I now have enough so I try to stay away from there. Fabric is a real addiction don't let anyone fool you!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    I know how it feels! I love 30's fabrics too. I have some fragments from quilts made by my g-grandmother and want to find some vintage fabrics to set them in and make a wall hanging. I know eBay is the place to go but I know that once I get started, it's dangerous!! I did that with some quilt blocks last year and finally just had to walk away from eBay for awhile!!

    AnitaSt

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    So here's what I have so far. My favorite is the bag with the pink carnations on it. My Grandma loved them and I'd send her some when I knew she needed some cheering up for whatever reason. Love the comment about being the "bag lady". Hmmmmm...maybe I should change my ID on here to that. LOL!!! I contacted the person on Ebay I bought several from because a few that were in the box I knew I hadn't purchased since they just weren't something that would have caught my attention. She said to keep them since it was her fault and she had others she could send to the right person. Thought that was really nice of her.
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    Last edited by KimS; 02-02-2012 at 11:48 AM.
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    okay forgive my ignorance, but what is a feed sack and what was its purpose and why are they so desirable now.

    I may kick myself for asking, since this may become a new addiction.

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    That isn't so many, I'd say to keep going. And have fun! You need some darker ones unless you plan to use those light prints with 1930's solids. Just my opinion.

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    I didn't know what a feed sack was so had to google it (don't have them in the UK). They look so interesting. Would love to see the progress of your fascinating quilt.
    Annie

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    Here's a great link on history of feed sacks and I can see why you are addicted.

    http://www.quilthistory.com/feedsacks.htm
    Linda

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    Feedsacks are lots of fun! I own ONE and am happy with it!
    The 30's fabrics are another story.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    okay forgive my ignorance, but what is a feed sack and what was its purpose and why are they so desirable now.

    I may kick myself for asking, since this may become a new addiction.
    Feed sacks were produced prior to the depression era and during that era and into the 40's. They are what flour, sugar, and other staples came in. They're fabric and during the periods many magazines published patterns from different manufacturers for clothes and/or quilts so more women would their brand. And yes.....like anything else that has to do with our quilting these are highly addictive! LOL!!
    Last edited by KimS; 02-02-2012 at 12:58 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gayle bong View Post
    That isn't so many, I'd say to keep going. And have fun! You need some darker ones unless you plan to use those light prints with 1930's solids. Just my opinion.
    You haven't seen the amount I have ordered but just haven't gotten yet. HAHAHA!!!
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    I did the same thing... I LOVE LOVE LOVE feedsacks.. Ive got two 30gal tubs of feedsacks- most from local auctions for pennies a bag... I haven't used any of them in a quilt yet- i don't have the heart to cut into the bags.. I love looking at the holes the strings left on the sides of the bags and wondered who bought this one and what were they planning on making...

    So with that said I started buying 1930s reproductions and its still hard cutting into them but I do love the quilts they turn out to be..

    Ya live once, so have fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    okay forgive my ignorance, but what is a feed sack and what was its purpose and why are they so desirable now.

    I may kick myself for asking, since this may become a new addiction.
    Careful PinkBerry, from your latest posts it looks like you have hit the road running in your quilting addiction.. lol..

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    Thanks for the website history. That gave me a very good visual. I have grown up hearing about feedsack skirts that mom and her sisters would make from them. But I had another visual of canvas or burlap bags...not pretty sacks. I can see now why they could not wait for it to be their turn to get the bag or bags. (7 girls). Thanks for sharing. I may have to look into it for her a quilt. She would love it. But the sisters would then want one....Thanks again, Teresa

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    Daylesewblessed, please post what you are doing with the embroidered pieces. I have collected many and am thinking about doing something with them too. Thanks

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    All of your fabric is lovely, I can see why you are addicted!!!!..
    Dee

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    wow too funny and loved the response....

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    What a great ideal !

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    A friend of mine was cleaning out her aunt's house. They were doing a closet, she and her male cousin, and all of a sudden she started yelling I can't believe it, Ohmigosh!!! The male cousin thought she had found a stash of money but it was actually feed sacks from the 30's and 40's.....much better than money!!!!!

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