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Thread: Let me see...do I have this right?

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    Junior Member lynn_z's Avatar
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    You go to the fabric store, find fabric that is just gorgeous. You buy it, cut it up in little pieces and mix it up with other little pieces and put them all back together to make a gorgeous quilt. Now you're telling me that you need to take the selvage remnants, which are not gorgeous, mix them up and put them all together? Are you kidding me? I have a roomful full of fabric and now I have to go back and salvage those strips? A lot of them don't have proper seam allowance...what do you do with those? Fortunately, I have already saved some. More importantly, in my opinion, I have kept the diagrams Daisy Kingdom, etc always used on their cutouts, plus bits and pieces even tho I have never made a scrap quilt and never intended to. Now I find my self obsessing about scraps! What about excess wording from feed sacks...what's next? Who makes up this stuff?
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    LOL Love you outlook on things :thumbup:

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    I never leave enough edge on the selvedges I cut off to make them worth keeping for anything, and besides I only cut off a couple inches at a time, whatever width my strip is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I never leave enough edge on the selvedges I cut off to make them worth keeping for anything, and besides I only cut off a couple inches at a time, whatever width my strip is.
    I don't have any salvages worth playing with either because I do the same thing. :-(

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    Me too. Too thrifty I guess!

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    I agree with Mom-6. I never cut more than a couple inches of salvage at a time.

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    And your point would be . . . ?

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    I just love your outlook on things....

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    Thank you. This brought back a fond memory of my father-in-law who used to tell me that I was always (with my quilting, basket weaving and loom weaving) cutting up big things into little pieces then working like crazy to make them into big pieces again!!! This aside, I never remember to trim the selvages off before cutting my quilt pieces.

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    You may have just done that for many !! :)
    Great Work :-D :-D

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