Wednesday, August 05, 2015

NOT starting a new project

Did you know that there is a "Selvage Along" going on? 
Are you participating?


I just happen to have a few of these kicking around. I bet you could have guessed that! Here are a few of my favourites.
Some selvages have interesting names, and some have fun designs, such as diamonds, puzzle pieces, and birds. Most of them have the cute little colour dots.



I didn't start out to collect selvages, but some of them were just too fun or pretty to throw them in the trash. Over the years I have made a few potholders for gifts. It's a quick and easy project and quilters love to receive them (but then hesitate to actually use them!)







My favourite selvage project that I have made so far is a little mat to go in the bottom of my Featherweight box.

And this is my very fancy storage system. I toss them in a plastic bin under my cutting table.
You can link up how you store your selvedges here.

14 comments:

  1. Dear Kathy,
    cute little selvege projects, really love your storage system.
    Greetings,Sylvia

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  2. Love seeing your projects! Your Featherweight box looks so pretty with that selvedge mat! And I love your system of storing selvedges...looks like mine!

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  3. Sweet little selvedge projects. My system for saving selvedges? I just pin them to the corner of the closest wallhanging! That said, the truth is, I don't hang on to them for very long, as I pass them on to a selvedgy friend.

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  4. I love salvages.. and have been collecting them for awhile.. and Yes I store them pretty much the same way you do! I have made pin cushions, which makes each one unique. I have also used them for backgrounds in small art quilts. Would love to find more ways to use them!

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  5. That little mat is so pretty it's a shame to put it in the bottom of a box. There again I wouldn't want to put a drippy mug on it. Guess who wouldn't use a selvedge potholder either...lol
    Think I'd just sew them in strips .... like your first photo.... and hang them in a nice frame as a decorative reminder of past projects. I don't get a lot of selvedges as I buy mainly fat quarters and I always seem to get the one without the printed edge!

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  6. The selvadges now are just really pretty - not only the dots, but cute little patterns too. I save them, but I prefer to pass them on to someone else. And my storage method is a large zip lock bag - when full, I know it is time to mail it on.

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  7. I never think to save the selvadges... which is good because I really don't need to start another project!

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  8. That's a great idea for your Featherweight!

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  9. I love selvedge projects, but have sworn not to go there myself. I save them and stuff them in an envelope to a friend when I have enough to make it worth sending. But, you know, with all of the tiny stuff I have been making lately, I don't end up with many selvedges. : )

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  10. Great idea to make a mat for your FW box. Thanks for sharing that. I am following along with the selvage along and hope to get more inspired to use up my stash of selvedges.

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  11. I love using my selvedges but don't have time to do much with them. I keep them folded rather neatly in a rubbermaid shoe box :)

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  12. Love the mat for your sewing case.

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  13. My selvages get sewn end to end and wrapped around my BIG selvage ball. I have a Mess of Selvages that have been given to me. I recently found my big tote of them while re-arranging my Quilt Zone. Gotta make something with them---but not this week!

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  14. Someone gave away 3 full bags of selvedges at the freebie table at quilt guild last month. No, I didn't take any (I usually give mine away). I do have a drawer full, but don't know if I'll ever use them. I bought yardage of a great faux selvedge fabric. MUCH easier.

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