Thursday, January 9, 2020

Vintage Quilt Rescue ~ Tied Feed Sack Quilt

 Here's a Craigslist quilt rescue.  My husband picked this up for free from a Craigslist ad.  It's a vintage quilt, obviously made with a variety of necessity fabrics, sewn together and tied to finish.  It's in pretty good condition ~ no holes or tears.

 The back of this quilt is made from old feed sacks sewn together.  

 They are all sewn with the fronts facing the inside, but I can still read them (backwards).  This one is from the Sanford Milling Company, a local business here in Henderson, North Carolina.  They are still in operation.  I sent them a message this morning to see if I can find out how old this is.

 This one is from Statesville, North Carolina.

This one is from Washington D.C.  How fun to rescue an old quilt like this!  I wonder what clothing the original fabrics were from, who used it, when was is made, what the history of this quilt is? I wonder who the original maker was and their story.  It will most likely remain a mystery.  I hope you enjoyed seeing it, too. 

Be creative ~ Sew something beautiful today.

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. I love this quilt....oh, my how creative someone was...thank you for sharing it.

  2. I do enjoy seeing old quilts and have the same questions about them that you have.