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Thread: Sewing Selvedges

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    Sewing Selvedges

    I have been asked to write a little tutorial about how I sew the selvedges into my little quilts.

    I hope this is of some help.

    I sew my selvedges onto a foundation - it can be paper, fabric but my preference is tracing vilene as it is clear enough to see through.

    For this tutorial I have used a hexagon outline.
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    Sew the selvedges onto the foundation as shown
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    Sewing 'plain' selvedges
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    The end result
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    Very interesting, thank you very much. I have a load saved up and have never made anything but postcards. How do they wash up, do they behave well after washing and drying?
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    Thanks Lynnie. I need to make 2 scarves for my Secret Sisters in 2 guilds for Christmas. Hugs, charlene

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    Thank you for the nice tutorial; I have a bunch of selvages saved up and now I now how to handle them. Question: If you're not into making bags and purses, what would your recommendation be for putting these together in a quilt? Would you have sashing, setting squares?

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    thanks so much for taking the time to explain and show your process with us!
    Nancy in western NY

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    I started saving my salvages after seeing your earlier post. Thanks for the info. Even like the different colored fabric hex.
    Linda J.

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    Excellent tutorial - wonderful pictures and instructions Lynnie! I always wondered how to add strength to such tiny strips.
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