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July 17, 2012

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Gina @ VintageJunkinMyTrunk

So that's what those holes are from! Thanks for the lesson!

Maria (Magia Mia)

I'm going to ask a blatantly ignorant question that I could've researched myself, but I'd rather chat with you.........What precisely is Feedsack? If its use was for holding feed, then what kind of feed?

laurie magpie ethel

Another thing learned in blogland! I now will have to go thru my fabric stash and see if I have any feedsack fabric.
Great find on that first photo with the label!

Kim Kenward

Never would have known. Thanks for the lesson.

Sarah

@ Maria, they were used to hold all sorts of farm animal food and food for humans too! like flour and sugar. The flour and sugar bags are smaller than bags like chicken feed.

People can also look at two of my favorite books: http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Feed-Sacks-Fabric-Schiffer/dp/0764326112/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1342617260&sr=8-7&keywords=feedsacks

http://www.amazon.com/Feedsacks-Beautiful-Quilts-Humble-Beginnings/dp/1933466189/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342617260&sr=8-1&keywords=feedsacks

That pink one is to DIE FOR!

Renee

I can't really see that well. Why don't you send me a few so I can see them up close? Kidding! Could you love these anymore? Gorgeous...smiles...Renee

Maria (Magia Mia)

Thanks Barbara! I made a general assumption of chicken feed, but I wasn't aware of all the other uses.

How cheery did a pantry or barn look with bags like that in them? I can only guess there would occasionally be holes in the fabric from mice chewing through also......unless they had a lot of dependable cats :)

Joy

Thanks for clearing that up because I have been wondering how you tell the difference, too ever since you have been posting all your feedsack finds over last couple of years.

Mitzi Curi

I've come across a lot of fabric piles, but I don't think I've ever seen a true representation of a feedsack like your example. Thanks for sharing, I learned something new today!

chris mckinley

Thanks for sharing the clues you use when looking through fabrics!! I still can't get over how many you found at one time!!

chris

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