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    Another blast from the past!

    I had posted about some fabric I found with a KMart tag on it http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/gen...last-past.html

    some of the reminiscing from other posters got me to thinking also. We lived in the city limits and I remember taking the bus with my mother to downtown where there was a huge department store called GC Murphy's. I remember her buying fabric there. Anybody remember the "Measuregraphs"???? The clerks would run the fabric through it and it measured it. When it got to the amount that you wanted, the clerk would push a button and it would put a cut in the fabric. The clerk would then be able to rear the fabric.
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    #2
    Re: Another blast from the past!

    I remember those (are we giving away precious data about ourselves?) - had forgotten that experience. That was when fabric was torn . . .
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      #3
      Re: Another blast from the past!

      I do remember these. I worked at a small store that used this machine.

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        #4
        Re: Another blast from the past!

        I remember these from I believe in Woolworths or it could have been in a Grants store. Been so long ago.
        Barbara :icon_bigsmile:

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          #5
          Re: Another blast from the past!

          Now that you brought this up - yep - showing my age.

          And I would rather have it torn than giant elbows on the fold - some folks just do not know how to cut fabric.
          Vonnie

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            #6
            Re: Another blast from the past!

            Yes! and I remember JC Penney and Sears all having fabric departments... Everyone sewed their own dresses back then.

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              #7
              Re: Another blast from the past!

              I remember those........we had them at the fabric store I worked at years ago!
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                #8
                Re: Another blast from the past!

                OMG. Forgot about those. I think that is how it was measured when I was sewing in my first year of highschool.
                Karen
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                  #9
                  Re: Another blast from the past!

                  Well, I'm no spring chicken, but I've never seen or heard of one of those! I think it's a great idea, lol.
                  I'm not a complete idiot.....some pieces are missing!
                  Lorraine

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                    #10
                    Re: Another blast from the past!

                    My grandmother was a seamstress. She bought her fabrics at P.N. Hirsch and they had those type of machines.

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                      #11
                      Re: Another blast from the past!

                      Absolutely remember them.
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                      The government calls me Mary Margaret

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                        #12
                        Re: Another blast from the past!

                        As a young teenager in the mid 1980s, I worked at a fabric store called Missouri Mills Fabric. The business was located on Glenstone in Springfield, Mo. I was assigned to the drapery and upholstery fabric section. I used a measuregraph to measure the heavy, wide fabrics. It was one of my favorite jobs in my younger years!
                        Sherri

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                          #13
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                          We were just talking about those yesterday at the LQS. The retiring owner remembered but not one of the younger staff. According to my husband they were not very accurate so the stores stopped using them.
                          Ann

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by Ahamblin View Post
                            According to my husband they were not very accurate so the stores stopped using them.

                            I wondered why they vanished.
                            My friends call me Peggy
                            The government calls me Mary Margaret

                            Proverbs 13:22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children.

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                              #15
                              Re: Another blast from the past!

                              Remember them in our Ben Franklin...

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