The Settlers needed something to sit on, besides the old plank wood seats, while crossing the vast prairies. So they would fill old sacks with sawdust, to help protect their bottoms. I have for you a stack of sawdust filled pillows. They are tied together using a grungy flour sack tie with some Lantern Candles & Sweet Annie tucked in and then pinned with an old rusty safety pin. The 8" x 11" pillow was made using an old grungy flour sack and using black cotton floss I stitched "1874".