A View of My Quilt Life

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hay Bag Hiatus

My workhorse Singer went on hiatus from quilting and took a journey to a far away place...

The Barn. 

For a special sewing adventure: re-working the openings on hay bags.



Nothing glamorous here - just some sewing to help out the barn.  By making the openings smaller, less hay is wasted and it slows down their eating a bit, which is better for the horses.

I got four of them done while I was there. Some of the bags need more intensive care to make them useful again. These had to come home to be reconstructed.

Nothing like reweaving fabric out of thread & air!  

There are commercially made hay bags like these with small & smaller openings.  They are about $30-40 each brand new. With webbing costing $1.25/yard, a little time and some utility sewing, we can redesign the hay bags the barn already owns. 

It's a win for everyone... except maybe the hay hog horses.

They'll get over it.

Have sewing machine, will travel.


  1. A sewing machine is such a wonderful tool.

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