Tuesday, July 25, 2017

save your selvages

Has anybody else been saving their selvages?  
see tutorial at end of post

I don't know where this picture came from.  Possibly QuiltCon.

Riel of The Q and the U even has a book out on Amazon titled "Modern Selvage Quilting"

Carolinasquirrell has some great selvage quilts in her etsy shop, including this one called Vintage Spools.

At quilt market last year, I stood in line next to a group of ladies who had these cute pouches hanging around their necks.

They had a plastic sleeve for their exhibitor pass.

 A front pocket for a pen and cards.

Then, the middle opening for wallet, phone etc.   It was so convenient, and every year I say that I'm going to make one.  Cuz, you know . . . you've got to do something with all those selvages you've been collecting.

Melinda on Selvage Blog has some fun ideas including this one:

A Funky Chicken pincushion is definitely on my sewing bucket list:

"baskets for moo" has done a great job with a tutorial here.

Don't forget the "fancy fur" for "comb attitude".