Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Photo Journal - Day 294 - Sparkling Friendship Stars

Interesting facts about cotton:

A module produces about 13 bales of cotton
A bale of cotton weighs about 480 pounds

One bale of cotton can make:
215 Jeans
249 Bed Sheets
409 Men's Sport Shirts
690 Terry Bath Towels
765 Men's Dress Shirts
1,217 Men's T-Shirts
1,256 Pillowcases
2,104 Boxer Shorts
2,419 Men's Briefs
3,085 Diapers
4,321 Mid-Calf Socks
6,436 Women's Knit Briefs
21,960 Women's Handkerchiefs
313,600 $100 Bills

So using the above information, I've determined that it takes approximately 0.38 lbs (17.23 grams) of cotton (from the bale - not the module) to make one yard of fabric.

Other note: There are still several fields in the Lohn Valley that haven't been stripped. It has been a bumper crop for our cotton farmers!


  1. That is so interesting, thanks for the info! How many quilts would that be? Lovely quilt!

  2. Like this picture from beginning of cotton and the end of a quilt! Alle my quilts are many by 100% cotton, fabric, thread and batting.

  3. Thanks for the cotton info. So interesting! I love the photo of the quilt in the cotton field.

  4. Thanks for directing me back to this - I had obviously missed the odd post!! Great photo!