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Bolton Congregational
    Church UCC
228 Bolton Center Road
Bolton, CT  06043
860.649.7077 (Phone)
860.649.5419 (Fax)
 

Church Store - Vintage Feedsacks/Flour Sacks
Bolton Congregational Church
228 Bolton Center Road, Bolton, CT 06043

We have introduced Vintage feedsacks/flour sacks to our Church Store. These feedsacks that have been printed with floral designs, stripes, novelty prints, etc., and are found to have come generally from the 1930s to 1950s.

Grain and other products came in feedsacks. They were quite valued not only for the content but also for the printed fabric it was packaged in. Many people through that period of “hard times” used these feedsacks to make household items and clothing.

The larger feedsacks were approximately 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 yards (and with unopened seams made the perfect size for a pillow case). You often needed two or three sacks with the same design to make a dress. Today they are valued by quilters and collectors. Many quilts of the period were made from feedsacks and are sometimes in need of restoration. Also, many quilters today are still using the vintage feedsacks for their projects. If you would like to learn more about this item, do a web search on feedsacks and you will be surprised at the amount of information that is out there!

We have found another church that has 27 of these sacks, so we've decided to sell them and split the proceeds. We have found a few sites that have this size for between $19 and $65 depending on the design. On ebay they sometimes sell for less, but then there are shipping fees. We have decided to price all of them the same, at $20 each unless otherwise noted (reductions for imperfections).  Each piece has been laundered and ironed, most seams have been opened and the fabric in many cases shows the stitch marks.

These feedsacks are available for purchase at the store itself, or they may be purchased by contacting Lynn at 860.643.6788 or via email: BCC.chrchstr@gmail.com.

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We have three feedsacks with the above design, white and blue flowers, green and wine leaves on a white background.

  • #1: 37" x 46" - excellent condition - $20

  • #2: 37" x 45" - 4 small holes, largest about 1 1/2" square (all located in the top left quarter of the piece- $14

Pears, berries and flowers - dusty blue, navy blue, two tones of pink on a blue background; both pieces are in excellent condition.

  • #4: 37" x 44" - $20

Close-up of #4 and #5 above.
 

 

 

All-over flower design - little hearts for many of the flower centers. Pale yellow, pale green, white and red on deep blue - the same design as #13 but comes from either a different run or the end of a run - the greens and yellows are much lighter then on #13.

  • #14: 36" x 45" - Empire mfg. logo along the left selvage, stitch marks - $20

  • #15: 36" x 45" - Empire mfg. logo runs along the left selvage - one small flaw where stitches were removed (strange stitch line) - $16

 

Close-up of #14 and #15 that shows logo.

 

Light blue, navy, and yellow daisies and leaves on white background.

  • #9: 37" x 46" - excellent condition - $20

  • #10: 37" x 46" - excellent condition - $20

  • #11: 36" x 45" - excellent condition - $20

 

 

Close-up of #9, #10, and #11 above.

 

 

Turquoise, pink, green and white print on a brownish wine-colored background.

  • #6: 36" x 44" - excellent condition - $20

  • #8: 36" x 45 1/2" - excellent condition - $20