The Secret To The Coal Bag Stitch

The Secret To The Coal Bag Stitch

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:03 pm

As a very young lad, I recall riding on the trailer covered with feed bags, towed by a Farmall tractor as my grandfather drove around the farm feeding his stock. To open the feed bags, he would pick at the string for a few seconds and then Voila! The bag would be wide open, the string went in his pocket. I just assume, somewhere in the barn there was a candidate for the world's largest ball of string. :) Fast forward to 2010 and I find myself with 100 bags of coal and a struggle to open the damn things. :oops:

Here is the secret and it works like a charm. ;)

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homestea ... azraw.aspx
coaledsweat
 
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Re: The Secret To The Coal Bag Stitch

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:11 pm

Thanks for the info. Sure beats the obvious 'knifing' the bag. Makes you look intelligent also. Great tip to pass along.... :D
whistlenut
 
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Re: The Secret To The Coal Bag Stitch

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:10 pm

Yeah, I noticed our new supply of chicken feed bags came with printed instructions stamped on the bag, and an arrow pointing to the thread, saying "Pull red string here". Works every time :D
009to090
 
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