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Flour Sack Fabrics

Display at Englewood Textile Museum One of the vignettes at the Textile Museum in Englewood, Tennessee includes this quote, “I washed five feed sacks and made me a bedspread.”  The museum offers gorgeous examples of homemade quilts, coverlets and clothing. Particularly during the Great Depression, resourceful folks could make whatever they needed from simple means stitched […]

Continue Reading By on November 2, 2011 in antique, Great Depression, sewing, textiles, with our own hands

How My Grandparents Survived the Great Depression, And How You Can Survive Hard Times Too

My maternal grandparents were married and started their family during the middle of the Great Depression. Having come from a large family herself, Grandma never was afforded the opportunity to complete much public schooling. Grandpa, an only child, completed the eighth grade. He was needed as a teenager to help out on his family’s farm, […]

Continue Reading By on May 24, 2010 in frugal, grandma, grandparents, Great Depression, green, recycling, thrifty