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Friday, June 14, 2013

Sold!   I sold the whole kit and caboodle of feedsacks for $75 on line.  Thanks for the input, but there is a market for them.  Now if I have just as much "luck" selling my workhorse Kenmore!
Judy in AR

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Valuing Feedsacks (One Quilter's Opinion)

I sent the question from Judy in AR to JudyPete (Whitestone) in a private email because I know she has worked with feedsack fabrics in the past. 

Here is JudyPete's reply to me (in an email) and she cautions that it is one quilter's opinion, but that is what was requested.  :-)


"The florals are worth maybe $5+ each, depending on whether or not they are typical or unusual. figurals are worth more. eBay prices are typically less than at quilt shows ... quilt show frenzy sets in.

Light weight sugar sacks with ads are fun for backing mini quilts.

Heavy white "grain bags" are worthless to my way of thinking, but perhaps rug makers use them for punched rugs, etc.

She can search on eBay for current listings but will need to see "sold" or "completed" to get an idea. To my way of thinking selling something for $10 is not worth the effort. eBay and Paypal dig deeply with their fees.

Cut them and use them or swap with someone for some new q shop fabs from their stash."


So, there is one quilter's opinion for you.  Sounds like the plain white ones might be grain bags.

I'll add that perhaps the value if those feed sacks might be greater if you look at them in terms of sentimental keepsakes.  If there is no sentimental value, then donate them to Goodwill and let that organization benefit from the sale of the fabrics.
Feedsack Value??

Hi Ladies,
In cleaning out my mother's basement last week, we found 19 intact feedsacks.  Five are prints and 9 are heavier muslin.  None have any holes --other than where the seams were.  Most are clean and ready to use.  A few have some stains that I am working to remove.

My question to any/all of you is what kind of value do they have?  I would like to list them on ebay or a quilt list, but don't know what they are selling for.   I have seen them in antique stores several years ago for $12 each and those were small pieces.   It looks like they may be going for about $5 a piece on ebay.   I welcome your input.

Judy in AR