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    Vintage Feedsacks

    A couple months ago purchased a large box FULL of old feedsack fabrics( at A great price)...they are beautiful! Well starting a quilt with some of them today. Hope everyone has a wonderful "Quilting Day"

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    Oh how cool!
    Have a great time!
    May your cuts all be true and your stitches even!

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    What a lucky and wonderful find!

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    Hi
    Can you post some pictures? What pattern are you making? I'd love to see it as it progresses. :-)

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    Iwould love to know where you find these fabrics. joyce j

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    ok here is a pic...of the box full & then what I will be working with for this projectName:  425033_2358228853000_2038095919_n.jpg
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    Pictures are posted of fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by amBoo View Post
    Hi
    Can you post some pictures? What pattern are you making? I'd love to see it as it progresses. :-)
    At your request pic's.....now up

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    It is my dream to find a box of feedsacks!!!!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    GREAT!!! Hope to see them when you are finished.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Beautiful fabs considering the age. You should have a beautiful when finished!

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    Great find - good for you! Enjoy.

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    OOOooo so beautiful! Please post a photo of the quilt when it's finished! I'd LOVE to see it.
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    What pattern are you using? I, too, have recently inherited a box of feedsack fabric. Can't decide what to do with it.
    Your fabrics are lovely!
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    Now that is wonderful. I wish I could find a box like that. I have been repairing a quilt for a friend and have been buying/begging bits and pieces of feedsacks just to get one piece that would blend .. LOL They make such pretty quilts congrats on your find.

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    My dream also...just don't know where to look. Those are so beautiful, makes me remember my grandmother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susansomethings View Post
    A couple months ago purchased a large box FULL of old feedsack fabrics( at A great price)...they are beautiful! Well starting a quilt with some of them today. Hope everyone has a wonderful "Quilting Day"
    How lucky to have found this box . I grew up wearing the printed feed sack clothes. I think my Mom paid 3 cents extra a bag to get the printed ones. She would get 3 or 4 of the same print. wish I knew where I could find them again.
    Have fun with your quilt, be sure to post a picture so we can see the fabric/pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amBoo View Post
    Hi
    Can you post some pictures? What pattern are you making? I'd love to see it as it progresses. :-)
    Me, too. Would love to see what you are making.

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    Thanks for the pictures, now I know what feed sack fabrics look like. I have always pictured them like the burlap feed sack patterns and wondered why anyone would want them. My grandparents owned a large farm and had two daughters and five sons but my mom and aunt never had dress made from feed sacks and neither did my cousin when my aunt married a farmer. Thanks for the post, it is strange how your mind visions one thing when is should be something totally different.

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    I hope you "tested" first...some can look just so darling and actually be dry rotted already...so you must do a pull test to see how easily they tear. If they tear and make dust easily, you have two choices, use it anyway and pray for the best..or fuse a lightweight interfacing to the back to stabilize it.

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    My grandma use to make us a new dress for school each year out of flour sacks. The one I remember most was yellow with little flowers

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    lucky find, lucky you, they look pristine. keep us posted on your project

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    oh how pretty!!!!

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    WOW LOVE it!

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    I got a bunch of feedsack scraps from eBay and they are gorgeous! I am going to pair them with white feedsack towels (from a reputable home store) to match the weave and weight of the feedsack fabric. My strategy is to make as many HSTs as possible, saving all the scraps-from-the-scraps to use in mile-a-minute or string blocks, or what I call "Franken-blocks" (say, a nine-patch block that has one of the units pieced from two fabrics). I will likely end up with HSTs of different sizes for additional projects - or maybe a pieced border.

    I first need to group the scraps into sizes to determine what size(s) of HST to make, and set aside larger squares for more block options. Depending on how many HST I get, there are several options - an Ocean Waves variation, Broken Dishes, Depression block, checkerboard, Annie's Choice, Fancy Stripes, Mosaic 2, Indiana Puzzle, etc. etc. etc. I could also just alternate squares of the feedsack with plain white feedsack squares.

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