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Thread: My "Flour Sack"

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    My "Flour Sack"

    Hi, ALL
    I know you have seen the 'NEW' Flour sacks in the stores. Well I have too, But they seen to have a very LOW thread count LOL. I even wonder how the flour stays in the bag!
    But the other day I was a a local discount store and Look what I found! Its pretty/has a Med thread count, So I just had to show You All what it looks like!! Thing was tring to find away to store ALL that Flour!! LOL I even thought of giving some to the 'Boys/Girls club! for paper mach'e
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    What kinds of projects do you have in mind for this fabric-?
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    I'm going to use it in my Flour sacks Quilts Silly!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    What kinds of projects do you have in mind for this fabric-?
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    OK ... this is just dumb on my part.. but I've never seen a real flour sack before (just pieces of what folks call "flour sack prints"). I had always pictured them being in the size that I currently buy flour (1lb bags). But when I actually think about it, how could they have been as small as I was thinking as folks used to make girls dresses out of flour sacks. And I suppose back then ... if folks had to buy flour in 1lb bags they would have been at the store daily!!

    DOH!!!

    Nice sack!!
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    I never saw such a large flour sack! It is beautiful! Also, love, love, love your avatar. Is your dog a Silky Terrier? We have had 3 of them..miss them still!
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    Wow 25lb, that is a lot ot tortillas to make!
    Is this something like the feedsack cloths of the 30's?

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    Ooooooooh... I wonder how much fabric is in there? It's fabulous! Doesn't rice come in bags, too? Y'know, with trying to cut down on the amount of trash we all generate, it would be a good idea to go back to packaging things like that, don't 'cha think? Plus pop in returnable glass bottles (nothing tastes as good as pop in one of those old bottles!). Please post what you do with this beautiful fabric! Does it count as a 30's print? It does to me.
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    that is sewww cool that you found this, I know the quilt you make with this will be amazing. 25lbs. of flour to make tortillas is nothing back in New Mex. or the southwest. We would go through that in less than 2 weeks. LOL!! It's true.
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    Great find!!!!!

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    Wish they'd bring those flour sacks back...I could have my own stash.

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    WOW! That's one big flour sack!
    I've never seen one so big!!!

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    This is the first I heard that anyone was reviving this great concept. Now I just have to point out that the expiration date on that flour is fast approaching. (It might be a 2 year supply of flour in my house, and I do lots of baking!) If you have freezer space, flour will keep a very long time frozen in containers or freezer bags.

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    Looks like you can back it in one pc.

    We dont have that around here.
    You lucky stiff. Have fun

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    Now...if they pit cat food in that id be fabric rich.
    they need to use that for pkg now a days, i hear
    it recycles nicely. Lol

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    I raised 3 boys and still buy rice in 20 lbs sacks, but they are plastic. My mom raised 8 daughters and made bread for the family a couple of times a week. Back then she bought flour in 50 lb sacks made of paper with plastic liners. Back in the 30's larger families cooked from scratch and bought food in the most economical way possible--in bulk. Some garments took more than one sack, so they tried to find sacks with matching fabrics or traded with other families to get enough of one print.

    You get my vote for using sacks for lots of staples, even small in small amounts. There's a south Louisiana rice company that packs rice in cotton sacks but they only sell locally. I can't even get it here in Central La. Besides, I just don't know how many others would purchase their food that way. People are so worried about cleanliness and product tampering, plus the FDA would likely have something to say about it. But wouldn't that be great for us? Maybe we could eventually talk them into using quilter's cottons. Don't know about you all, but my family would be in some kind of trouble if they didn't save their sacks for me!

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    My DH says his mom used to make some of their clothes out of feed sack material. He's 57 years old so it hasn't been that long ago. I have quilts on my bed from both grandmothers. The backing is made from the large sacks of feed my grandpas used to buy to feed their stock on the farms. I still have some of it that has been washed and folded in my stash. I'm thinking of using it on the back of the quilt (pictured in my avatar) that I've hand pieced.

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    Lucky find!!

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    I collect vintage feedsacks and I haven't seen one that big before. LOL. Great find. It would make a great quilt backing. It would also make a great quilt front. Snowball and nine patch comes to my mind. Have fun with it.

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