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Thread: Sewing Selvedges

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    Sewing Selvedges

    I have had a few requests on how I sew the selvedges when I make my selvedge quilts. Here is a quick tutorial showing how I sew each selvedge. I use tracing vilene as a foundation but you can use paper or muslin if you prefer.
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    thanks for taking the time to post this... i hope to do some selvage quilting sometime
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    I love working with selvedges! Thanks for showing us how you do it.
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    Never would have thought of doing this. Thanks; I'll start saving my selveges.

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    Very good pictures, Lynn....Thanks.
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    I saw some bookmarks made from selvages. Thanks for this excellent tutorial.
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    Beautiful work! The butterflies are so wonderful!!
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    I love sewing selvages and then using the fabric. I am wondering if when washed these will scrunch up a lot on your top fabric or do they lay flat still? Thanks for the tutorial, very cute butterflies.
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    I love the first one!!! My kids live in the mtns. and I would love to make them one. Probably a table runner. Could you tell me where you got the pattern for it, please? thanks for your consideration.
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    Thanks much for the tutorial.

    Sewbeadit, I made clothes and used the selvages for the zipper seam and never had any bunching. I have also included the selvages in blocks for my quilts and never had any bunching. I tend to wash my fabric and I have only had the selvages draw up a couple of times (really cheap fabric).
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