Project F.A.R.M. Giveaway: Clothespin Queen

And our winner is … Brenda Wheeler (see winner’s post here).


Who doesn’t love to hang laundry on the line? Crisp, white linens softly swaying in the breeze, capturing the smell of a summer’s day. Merely a daydream on a day like today: mid-winter, temperature gauge barely above freezing, a frozen clothesline covered in snow. Spring is still down the road a ways, but you’ll be ready to hang your cares out to dry if you’re the lucky winner of this beautiful cotton clothespin bag.

Give a big farmgirl welcome to Jeannie Jessup (The Clothespin Queen), another new Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) business member. From the heart of Texas, Jeannie stitches up unique, durable, and wonderfully utilitarian clothespin bags just like the one your grandmother used. To win this beautiful, bejeweled, rose-patterned bag, simply tell me your favorite old-fashioned laundry tip in the comments below. We’ll put your name in a hat and draw a lucky winner soon. Stay tuned!



See more of Jeannie’s clothespin bags on her Etsy site.


  1. Sylvia Jacobus says:

    My mom never owned an electric dryer. Living in Hawaii, we had daily sunshine. When she went outside to hang our clothes, it was a great time to visit with her. I had her undivided attention, especially if I worked beside her, either handing her the clothespins, or hanging some laundry myself. I smile when I think of those times.

  2. Dorie Von Thun Knott says:

    Love that bag! Nothing like clothes on the line! My tip is to wash dark jeans/ pants inside out in cold.

  3. Sandy Rees says:

    I have a line in my storage closet so I can hang laundry to dry no matter the weather.

  4. Elisabeth Perkins says:

    Dry your clothes on the line! The sun does wonders for stains and the wind gets out all those wrinkles!

  5. Susanne says:

    This is so pretty!

    I love hanging laundry outside – smells fresher, the sun bleaches stains and it gives an excuse to enjoy the outdoors during housework. =)

  6. Cathy Callicoat says:

    Has anyone won yet?

  7. Jamie Ray says:

    What a beautiful bag! I hang out laundry year round! Vinegar and baking soda are my favorite stand by for fresh smelling laundry. Thank you for the chance to win!

  8. Jodi limper says:

    Want to enter giveaway….Good luck to me or whomever wins:)

  9. Celine Blais says:

    my favorite laundry tip is to use a laundry bag for delicates both in the washer and in the dryer.Keeps bras etc on good shape

  10. Vanessa Ferrell says:

    I remember my mother hanging sheets on the line and “hiding” the underwear between them. Now I have lines strung up on my covered back porch, so I can hang clothes all year long.

  11. Jessie Yonkovit says:

    My laundry tip is: FELS NAPTHA SOAP! Grated into hot water and boiled a bit, it turns into jelly. Once cool, I funnel it into a squeeze bottle and–presto! Laundry pre-treater!

  12. Sydney says:

    I just love this clothespin bag. It reminds me of a time when we went to visit the Amish. We bought these beautiful clothespin holder “clothes” it was a bag in the shape of a dress. It was the most adorable one I’ve ever seen, until I saw this one. My best tip would be making your own laundry detergent. This is the only thing my family uses, the clothes smell so clean and fresh. Also, hanging clothes out on a line. I remember when I was a kid, my grandma would hang clothes on the line(she still does) at her house. My cousins, sister, and I would make forts out of the sheets and towels she hung out there. It was so fun and the clothes smelled so good!

  13. RobinAnn says:

    Head and Shoulders, the version with zinc pyrithione, when applied to fabric, will take out even blood or ink stains.

  14. Belinda Dillback says:

    Just found out and subscribed to “Mary Jane’s Farm” magazine. Sitting down to eat lunch and devour a magazine that will take me back to my childhood, raised on a farm! My early married life, I was a stay-at-home mom for 10 1/2 years so I sewed for lots of people and led the simple life that I loved! Now, at retirement age (hoping to retire in the next year), I am longing to have a cow, chickens and start sewing again! I haven’t had a clothesline in many years, but plan on doing that again this summer! One tip that I didn’t see on here, never think your clothesline is clean. Take a wet paper or cloth towel and take a trip with it down the line before you hang your clothes. You’ll be surprised how much grime can accumulate on your clothesline.

  15. Wanda Toews says:

    Adding vinegar to the rinse water is how I was brought up. Hanging towels, sheets, etc. on the wash line has inspired me to do the same, summer or winter. So a cute vintage clothespin bag would be the ideal decor for my washline!

  16. This is just darling! I love the style. The fabric is just gorgeous! I only line dry so it would be a great Farmgirl chic look out back!

  17. Phyllis Mogensen Kochert says:

    I could never live without my clothesline. The smell of clothes & linens dried on the line is addictive. As long as it’s not snowing or raining, my laundry flaps itself dry in the unrelenting southern Idaho wind. A home without a clothesline? Never!

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  19. Kristeen says:

    clothespin bag is what my mother used while I grew up in her home. I have not thought of this bag until this post.. I am writing my history as a farmer daughter and had forgot all about this bag.. Fun memories…
    My mother would put our bars and hosery in a pillow case and wash them in that bag.

  20. Marie S. says:

    love your magazine and tips. Would like measurements for making my own laundry soap. thank you

  21. Wendy says:

    Where can I get a bag like this one? I absolutely love it!!

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