Welcome! Come join me on my 30 year journey of quilting, feedsacks, vintage fabric and any other vintage textile you can imagine! Check the tabs under the header to see what's for sale on eBay and Etsy. Email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments. Enjoy browsing!
It doesn't seem possible, but I have been quilting for 30 years! I worked and taught in local quilt shops for many of those years. 20 years ago, I fell in love with all things vintage and in 2003 opened a retail website (Hollyhock Quilts) to sell vintage quilty things, particularly feedsacks. From there I expanded into quilt design and publishing patterns, designing feedsack inspired fabrics for P&B and then Maywood, and writing a book on feedsacks entitled "Sugar Sack Quilts". These days I spend most of my time selling vintage goodies on eBay and Etsy. We are trying to travel more for pleasure and doing the things we didn't have time for when I was working so much. We have a great life and want to enjoy it!
I was just listening to a podcast from Pat Sloan featuring my friend Stephanie at Loft Creations and realized that the interview I did with Pat in May of 2011 is still available! If you would like to hear it, go to http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast. Toward the bottom of the page you'll see a box with dates. Scroll down to May 23, 2011 and click to hear us visit about feedsacks and more. Enjoy!!
I'm still playing with lots of scraps and they fly out of my eBay store as fast as I can list them! Here are a few I listed and sold yesterday. Lots more to come!!
There are some feedsacks that people just can't get enough of! I agree that they are pretty, but sometimes I'm just stunned at what others are willing to pay. Here are a few and what they sold for. Some are mine and some are not...
This quarter sack recently sold for almost $28. That would make the whole sack $112!
This quarter sack sold for $23.50 making it $94.
But the winner was... The one below sold for $241.50!! (This one is not mine, darn it!)
So if you see any of these, you might want to pick them up! See you next time~
Over the many years I have been collecting feedsacks, I have accumulated MANY scraps, of course! I have been playing with them and decided to list some bundles on eBay. They are flying out of there so I thought you might enjoy seeing some of them. There will be LOTS more to come!
Don't you just love the idea that the bag companies worked SO hard to keep up with what was popular at the time and then gave those sacks away FREE?? Not likely to happen today, is it?
Here's Mickey, Donald and Goofy having fun at the rodeo in 2 colorways! I've also seen this in Pink and Aqua and my friend, Edie McGinnis, says she has it in purple. There is a white version that has the same figures but it also has a cactus outline and a few other differences. I think they jumped on the popularity of these Disney figures in the 50s and combined it with the allure of the Southwest. SO fun!!
I showed you some Alice in Wonderland feedsacks a couple of posts back. Here is the same sack with a Pink background! Colored backgrounds are usually more desirable.
Hope you're staying warm and safe this weekend. Here in OKC we're getting #1 of 3 winter storm tracks through the area this week. About an inch of snow on the ground. The storm coming Tuesday should be worse. We've got lots of food and the fireplace will be working non-stop!
Welcome! These Bundles of 8 Feedsack Quarters have been so popular I thought I'd offer them here as well! You have a total of 2 Full Sacks. $27.95 includes shipping ($24.95 + $3.00). This is a terrific way to add to your collection for a great price! You will receive the actual 1/4 sacks shown in the pictures. I have added close-ups of the fabrics so you can see larger pieces of them. When this group is gone, I'll add another. Here is some additional info about them...
These pieces measure about 18" wide x 18 1/2" to 22" long with 1 selvedge edge. They all have a nice, tight weave and the thread holes are present as expected. They have been washed and ironed, are ready to use and in excellent condition! *The pink on the right is more accurate in the close-up.
It's important to know that feedsacks were often emptied and tossed to the floor of a barn where they might have languished for a long time. You will often find tiny stains or small "peck" holes as well as small "pull" holes where the sack was unsewn. There may be very slight overall fading if the sack needed to be soaked to make it usable. Also, minor manufacturer's flaws may also be present as they were produced cheaply.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for making 2013 a great one for Hollyhock Quilts. We are back to selling feedsacks and vintage fabric in a big way and you can expect more of the same for 2014. I hope you'll stay in touch!
I thought I'd end the year showing you some fun novelty sacks I recently listed on eBay. The first one has all kinds of houses! Lighthouses, windmills, palaces, city houses, country houses and more! It's fun to use these prints on the back of small pieces or cut them up and use them with alternating blocks.
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The next one is a toile print depicting characters reminiscent of "Gone with the Wind"! Are you surprised they did toiles in feedsacks?
I love this next piece. Swirling houses surrounded by tornadoes! A lot of people think this is how OK looks all the time.
I am always amazed at the talent the designers had back in the day when feedsacks were being produced!
I thought it would be fun to pull as many Red/Green Feedsacks together as I could find and list them on eBay. Apparently someone else did, too, because they sold in less than an hour! They have a fun project to play with!
Hope you're taking time to enjoy the Holidays! Bill and I just got back from our 3 1/2 week trip. Really had a great time, but good to be home.