Sunday, 26 July 2015

selvedges


I have been collecting selvedges (the edge strip of fabric that has the designer/manufacturer info on it) for a while, with the plan to one day do something with them... what that is I still don't know. Any suggestions welcome!


I store them in this coca cola tin, which is very hard to close so I will need to find something bigger to keep them in unless I use them soon.


Selvedges can be so fun, I love ones with little pictures and nice text on. 



So I will keep on collecting them until I decide what to do with them!


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13 comments:

  1. I've used mine in various projects, notebook covers, lampshade, fabric bucket, but I still have a bag full of them (and keep adding to it). It would be wrong to throw them away, they are a special sort of scrap! Looking forward to seeing what you are inspired to do!

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  2. vera from negligent style has been doing fun things with hers, as has Judith from just jude. I'll have to start keeping mine, more stuff to hoard

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  3. I too have been collecting mine for a project that as yet I have no idea 😀 @lefthandednotions.com

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  4. Quilts of a Feather blog - http://www.quiltsofafeather.com/2015/07/selvage-along-link-up-selvages.html - is having a 'Selvage Along' until September and there will be lots of tutorials posted on projects to use up your selvedges. I am an avid collector of selvedges and have linked by blog Between Stitches as I will be sharing my quilts/wallhangings along the way.

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  5. I'll leave that project to you Lucy! I don't need another list of projects on my 'one day' list! Look forward to seeing what you decide to make!

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  6. Hi Lucy! You have really cute selvages! I'm happy that Jess made this 'selvage along' even I don't have time to sew now anything. I try to post soon about my selvages and little projects I have already made. Can't wait to see new ideas for these treasure-pieces. x Teje

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  7. I need to start collecting these. Sew pretty!

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  8. I like memmens description above of selvages as a "special sort of scrap." Haven't done much with mine yet but have a Pinterest board with lots of ideas. Get that bigger box and inspiration will eventually strike! :-)

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  9. A 'selvedge along' is just starting over at Quilty Habit. I have a bulging container of selvedges too, so I'm interested to see the projects suggested for using selvedges in the Selvedge Along.

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  10. You are about to bust that box!! LOL You better find a good project soon. I like that idea of a Selvage Along that Jeneta has mentioned. Let's go check it out.

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  11. What a cute box to store them in! And it has a way of telling you when it's time to make something, haha. LOVE the ladybug selvage!

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  12. No matter how many of my selvedges I use my collection never gets smaller, I wonder how that happens?!!! I make fabric with them and matchstick quilt it then use it as I would normal fabric, it's so strong and particularly great for pouches and bags. Love your tin Lucy - Chris :D

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