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Thread: Grandma's Quilt

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    Thank you for the assistance. I can see that weave in some of the material for sure and also in the back completely. You know, I've had this quilt for awhile, and I honestly wondered what it was good for until I started doing some amateurish quilt tops lately on the machine and started noticing the quilts I had here and there. I should have appreciated it before. I will be making a label for it. I just wish I knew when she made it for sure. My mom is gone, so I can't ask her. It was made by her mother-in-law.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
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    So very beautiful! I use feedsacks in with vintage and newer fabrics and love the look! Feedsacks are rough feeling and coarser than cotton. You can tell just by looking at them usually. They look loosely woven so you can spot them right away! It's gorgeous! :D ;) ;)
    What about flour sacks?
    In your last pic, the 2nd block on the left is definitely a feedsack print with turquoise background and the pink and blue on the right is feedsack material. I don't feel the yellow one is a feedsack print. Flour sacks are quite different from the feedsacks. The printing on them were water soluable but can still be found with some of the inks on them. Usually the line that tells you how to remove the ink from the flour sack is still visible on the backs of quilt blocks today. Most of the feed sacks and flour sacks from the 30's were used in clothing because of the depression era and not being able to afford new clothing. Many were used in quilts though and are quite distinctive in appearance. After you view a couple of the prints, it becomes easier to spot them. Flour sacks are still being made today in cotton fabric by a company in Kansas, (I think Kansas Seal) but you can purchase reproductions of those prints at many fabric shops today. You have a real treasure there!

    :D :D
    Just thanked you but forgot to include the quote, but it was to you. Thanks so much for your help and the pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briar Rose
    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
    Quote Originally Posted by Briar Rose
    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
    So very beautiful! I use feedsacks in with vintage and newer fabrics and love the look! Feedsacks are rough feeling and coarser than cotton. You can tell just by looking at them usually. They look loosely woven so you can spot them right away! It's gorgeous! :D ;) ;)
    What about flour sacks?
    In your last pic, the 2nd block on the left is definitely a feedsack print with turquoise background and the pink and blue on the right is feedsack material. I don't feel the yellow one is a feedsack print. Flour sacks are quite different from the feedsacks. The printing on them were water soluable but can still be found with some of the inks on them. Usually the line that tells you how to remove the ink from the flour sack is still visible on the backs of quilt blocks today. Most of the feed sacks and flour sacks from the 30's were used in clothing because of the depression era and not being able to afford new clothing. Many were used in quilts though and are quite distinctive in appearance. After you view a couple of the prints, it becomes easier to spot them. Flour sacks are still being made today in cotton fabric by a company in Kansas, (I think Kansas Seal) but you can purchase reproductions of those prints at many fabric shops today. You have a real treasure there!

    :D :D
    Just thanked you but forgot to include the quote, but it was to you. Thanks so much for your help and the pictures!
    Your very welcome!! :-D ;)

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    Just beautiful. A treasure for sure!

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