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Original FEEDSACK 5 Inch Charm Packs


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Theses are rotary cut squares of genuine feedsack gathered on travels in the USA. I have been collecting feedsack for quite a while now for my quilt projects and now it's time to share some of these little gems.

Each pack has no repeats. It's a bit of a lucky dip here in the packs as some may vary in content from the photos, but each square is different. The fabrics range in age from the 1920s to 1950s.

Perfect for authentic scrap quilting, quilt repairs or any project where you want an original and genuine touch. 

Please note due to nature of feedsacks being a used and utilitarian item, they were washed to remove their paper labels and chain stitching/sewing holes may be present on the pieces. Feedsacks were also made from various weights of fabric - flour ones were more tightly woven than sugar ones etc so weaves vary.
Also, some of these feedsacks have been reclaimed from unused quilt tops and have been rescued.

Pack Sizes: 12.7cm x 12.7cm/5 x 5"

Composition: 100% Cotton

Condition: As Found

Origin: United States

About Feedsack

Sometime in the 1920s, a manufacturer of plain cloth grain and sugar bags came up with a good idea...Maybe he could sell more sacks if they were decorated to appeal to the farmer's wife. This was the start of the 3 decade era of pretty printed ‘feedsacks’. Sacks began to appear in a wide variety of popular colors and prints reflective of the design trends of the time. During the great depression and the war years there was a shortage of fabric and money so feedsacks and some thrifty ingenuity filled this gap. Feedsacks were used to create clothes, quilts, household items, toys, you name it, were made from feedsack fabric. Feedsacks came in varying weights of fabric depending on what was being carried in it. From a coarse weave to a tight percale weave.
The tell tale signs the fabric is a true feedsack is the chain stitch holes you find around the edges of the fabric. A feedsack is usually 36” wide by about 42” long. This was folded and stitched around the edges to form a bag.

With modern advancements in packaging, feedsacks started to disappear in the 1950s. What we have left today is highly sought after and collectable for vintage quilting and authentic sewing projects. This bag contains a little bit of textile history. Enjoy!

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