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Thread: Feed Sack Blocks

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    Need some suggestions for setting these blocks. Came from my late aunts stash. 62 of them measure about 7 1/2 in each and all different made from feed sacks
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    Wow!!! Beautiful. Sorry I can't help. But they are Beautiful.

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    I adore feedsack prints! That's going to be a great quilt! I think I'd sash with a natural muslin to keep the vintage look going. Maybe you could find an old feedsack for the cornerstones too?

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    awsome! I love the patterns on the feed sacks they amaze me trying to think what would have been in them.I too would go with muslin.

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    Wonderful! Gotta love the feed sack prints. I have some that were given to me I have yet to use. I love them so much, I have been using them sparingly so I don't run out quick!!

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    What a great find! :lol:
    I think I would go with muslin as well to not detract from the feed sacks! :lol:

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    does everyone mean natural colored muslin? I thought I might turn each set of 4 on point and then frame that with muslin or sash with a different color and fill in between points with muslin. Appreciate any idea this one has me stumped

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    My suggestion is that you send them to me :!: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    What a great find! :lol:
    I think I would go with muslin as well to not detract from the feed sacks! :lol:
    Muslin sashing with red cornerstones sounds good to me.

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    You are so fortunate to have been given these!! I love feedsacks and have small collection of them.

    Muslin is always good with feedsacks. Here is a picture of a great feedsack quilt in your same pattern and an article you might find interesting.

    http://www.quilthistory.com/feedsacks.htm
    http://www.quilttownusa.com/Quilt_Ga...plaidholes.jpg

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    Those are wonderful. And what a beautiful quilt they will make. Just filled with memories.

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    I agree a natural color musluin so that the focus remains on the feed sack part of the quilt . How lucky of you to get those :mrgreen:
    Sharon

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    I can see pale yellow for a sashing or the off white muslin. Those are great blocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennis
    does everyone mean natural colored muslin? I thought I might turn each set of 4 on point and then frame that with muslin or sash with a different color and fill in between points with muslin. Appreciate any idea this one has me stumped
    Funny, this is what i was thinking when I first saw the picture!
    Kirsten

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    Wow Marcia that is a great idea....:-).....good luck choosing something you like and what a nice find of your Aunts things....:-)

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    lucky you..... those are pretty

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    I immediately thought muslin too! On point, cool. What a fantastic find- it has such a history for the quilt it becomes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    What a great find! :lol:
    I think I would go with muslin as well to not detract from the feed sacks! :lol:
    Yes, I think I would use natural colored muslin too. Those are such nice blocks. Your aunt is lucky to have a relative who is going to make a quilt with them. (too nice to stay in a box in the closet---lol)

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    WOW! how lucky are you?

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    I love them so pretty...I would lay them out without sashing...and maybe use prarie points on edges

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    Oh hey .... I can just see these set on point with a sage green sashing in an orential print.

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    what size quilt are you hoping to end up with?

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    Probably can do any size I want with 62 of them. Don't you think another print such as oriental would distract from all the many multiprints I'm already working with?

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    i agree with you. i also agree with those who suggested muslin. that would not detract from those pretty blocks. then there are all kinds of things you can decide: on point, alternating, sashings, or any combo. depends on the finished size you like. i would definitely use muslin for the backing.

    show us the steps as you go.

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    This might be a silly question, but when you talk of 'feed sacks',...did they really start their lives as bags to hold dried goods? I find it hard to imagine any sort of food being contained in such pretty fabric !

    Karen xx

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