I am in love with burlp grain sacks.
After getting my hands on 2 coffee bags (which still had a few leftover beans in them!), I got busy with a few projects!
I recovered one of my chair pads, hung one up as a wall hanging in my dining room, and then sewed up a pillow for my outdoor bench!
Before I used them, I tried washing them twice in the washer with detergent and fabric softener, and then dried them in the dryer with a softening sheet. This helped soften the fabric a bit and got rid of most of that annoying burlap lint!
Just a little tip...wash these by themselves and not with other laundry!!
Oh, and you can iron them, too!