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Thread: Question about salvage please

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    Super Member bailey's Avatar
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    I am doing borders on a quilt and want to make one last border however I would need to use pieces that still have the salvage attached. I don't have enough to cut it off. The fabric has been washed and dried in the dryer. My question is - will that last border shrink differently than the rest. If maybe then I won't put on the last border. Nothing like using every little scrap. LOL

    Thanks for any insight.

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    If it has been washed and dried, and the selvage is the same "size" as the rest of the fabric - In an absolute pinch I would use it. If I was worried about more shrinkage, I would clip the selvage at intervals up to the seam line. (And then put fray-check on the clipped spots.)

    The "however" part - the selvage is usually more tightly woven than the rest of the fabric and sometimes might be a bit of an issue when it comes to the quilting part.

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    Thanks, the salvage will be covered with the binding so maybe I will give it a try. After washing the salvage is not pulling or bunching up - it is very flat with the fabric. I am using every single piece of this fabric. Don't think there will be 3" left.

    Thank you for your answer.

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    If its washed you can use it. What a eco friendly person. You are using it all. No waste.

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    Thanks Patti, not as eco friendly as lack of planning. I am using a piece of fabric that I think I have had for about 20 years! Finally found the perfect use for it - all of it!!

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    if prewashed, and I need it, I use it.. as long as it will be covered by the binding, etc.

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    Phew! At least it's not 2 inches shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailey
    Thanks Patti, not as eco friendly as lack of planning. I am using a piece of fabric that I think I have had for about 20 years! Finally found the perfect use for it - all of it!!
    Sounds like you planned it out "just right" :lol:

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    Really kind and accurate answers here.

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