I absolutely love this apron and feel so honored to have it. You can tell that it was well used. It was sewn on a machine except for the handmade buttonholes.
I really like the rick-rack trim she used.
I also have a quilt made by Grandma that used mostly feedsack material. This quilt weighs about 50 pounds LOL but it sure is warm!
I just have to share a story my father told me about Grandma and dresses made from feedsacks. Now, Grandma was not a small woman so it took a few feedsacks to have enough material for a dress. Daddy remembers an activity at his school where Grandma wore a new feedsack dress she had made. One of the other mothers showed up in a dress made with the same feedsack material. I guess that would be embarrassing enough, but it was obvious that the other mother only needed one feedsack for her dress! Poor Grandma.
Here's a feedsack treasure from the other side of my family. My great-grandmother (aka Grandma Daisy) made these potholders and hanger.
I love them so much that they hang in my kitchen. I don't actually use them, but I love to display them and the colors go so well with my fruit and rooster stuff. The top is decorated with a ribbon that feels like silk. Somehow feedsacks and silk ribbons don't seem to go together!
One day I found this interesting feedsack quilt in an antique store and just had to have it. It was pieced together from matching feedsacks.
This one was definitely hand quilted.
Thanks for visiting my modest little feedsack collection.