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    Feed Sack Swap Anyone?

    I have a couple of old bulk flour/sugar sacks that are not whole anymore, but was wondering at the quantities of these beauties in your sewing stash. I really like vintage cloth and was wondering if anyone else does? Would anyone be interested in some kind of forum/group swap if I started one? Any input is greatly appreciated!
    Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

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    All my feed sacks are paper or plastic.

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      #3
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      Originally posted by shirleyknot View Post
      All my feed sacks are paper or plastic.

      mmmmmmmmmm
      🌺 Lorie

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        Seriously, horse feed.

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          I love the reproduction prints from the 1930's and would love to have a stash to trade with. I have a couple of plain white feedsacks and that is as close as I have come. Maybe someday I will get lucky enough to come across some of them.

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            #6
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            Ebay seems to have them, but they are more expensive than new fabric. I want to but my stash if feed sack poor.

            Maybe if you start it and have a long lead time it will allow those to gather.

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              #7
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              If I had feed sacks, I would probably want to keep them unless I had an unlimited supply of ones that look the same. I saw a couple at an auction, but the auctioneer passed right over them instead of auctioning! I would have bought them!

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                I love the reproduction prints. I remember the feed sacks as being pretty coarse, not what we would normally want for a quilt or clothing, in modern times. My mom made dresses for me out of feed sacks. The nostalgia is better than the reality was. (as so many things are, haha)

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                  Perhaps a 30s repro fabric swap would be easier. I will start a new thread and pose this question.
                  Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

                  https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

                  https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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                    I don't understand the interest in feed sacks. Who even has them anymore? Back whenever, I think people used them for quilts because they were commonly available, pretty, & because maybe they couldn't afford fabrics & they were frugal & wanted to use what they had. This is the most beautiful feed sack quilt I ever saw, which was at a quilt show.Long. Quilt Guild Show - Oct. 2014 033.jpgLong. Quilt Guild Show - Oct. 2014 034.jpg I believe the quilter designed this herself.

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                      #11
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                      I know I wore some feed sack dresses when I was little.

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                        If I had feed sacks I would be hoarding them. I don't think they are that easy to come by and you need pretty many to make a quilt.

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                          That is a beautiful quilt!

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                            #14
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                            While I do have some original 30 fabrics including feed sacks, they were collected from my husband's family. I have plans to make him a special quilt with those prints, but wonder if I have enough. I am sorry to say that I would not be interested with a swap of these precious prints.....no matter how much I adore them and would love to have more or a greater variety. There is just something so sweet, simple, frugal......just precious to me about that difficult time period and how women got through it. I didn't live through it, so I am sure that colors my view.

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                              I have a double wedding ring quilt top/flimsy that is made with feed sacks. It was hand pieced by my great grandmother. Some of the fabric pieces have dates stamped on them from the 1920's-1930's.
                              It is beautiful and not coarse feeling at all!
                              I have plans to finish it (to hand quilt it, of course) some day.
                              I do need to repair a few areas that are moth or mouse eaten though.
                              I found it in the attic after my grandparents died. No one else wanted it! (Had to be passed over by my 9 aunts & uncles, and older cousins for me to have gotten it!)
                              Happy Quilting!

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