Articles on the history of feedsacks are interspersed in the book with more than 800 color photos of sacks. I was able to find several of my feedsacks pictured.
I've been thinking of feedsacks lately because of one particular project I'm making for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. My house blocks are made from 1930s reproduction fabrics, vintage fabrics, and feedsacks.
Here's orange house #1. The light fabric with the orange fish is a feedsack scrap.
Obviously, there are WAY more feedsacks in that pile above than I would need for several quilts. I pulled these out because I have a project in mind.
Every year, my quilt guild has a booth at the local quilt show, where we sell items. I am not good at making items for sale (that is an understatement). But I do know how to cut fabric. So sometimes I cut up feedsacks to sell in packets.
I have a question for you. If you were interested in buying feedsack scraps, what size would you want? Do you think quilters would like charm squares, or bigger pieces? I don't want to sell full sacks, because they tend to cost more than most people would like to pay. Also, when I cut them up I can cut pieces for my own use too. Any ideas would be very helpful.
I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day, or Gal-entines Day, or just a nice Friday. We have been eating too many cupcakes and too much candy. Dieting is coming.
Good luck with all your projects this week, quilting and otherwise.
Cheers for reading,
Linking up with:
Angela at So Scrappy
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Alycia at Finished or Not Finished Friday
Cynthia at Oh Scrap