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    Old 04-16-2014, 06:44 AM
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    I saw a tote bag made with selvages and it was very interesting to look at! People that don't sew can't imagine what these odd stripes are!
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    Old 04-16-2014, 11:56 AM
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    When working with selvage strips how do you stitch down along the bound edge? Or do you stitch that side? My brain just isn't fitting around this process. It looks like a fun use of the pieces. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you . Joyce in Delaware
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    Old 04-16-2014, 08:11 PM
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    Looks great.
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    Old 04-16-2014, 08:48 PM
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    this makes me ashamed of my garbage bin. i know i should save and donate, or save and use....but i hit a point where i need stuff cleaned up. i need to get better about these things.

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    Old 04-16-2014, 09:21 PM
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    Recycling at it's best! I have a hard time throwing out scraps as well. Fortunately there is a shop that collects all forms of scraps and battings for dog beds.
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    Old 04-17-2014, 04:21 AM
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    Fantastic when you can "make your own fabric"
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    Old 04-17-2014, 06:18 AM
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    Beautiful creations! You have WAY more patience than I do!!
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    Old 04-17-2014, 09:38 AM
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    Wow...super work putting the scraps to use!
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    Old 04-17-2014, 10:53 AM
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    Originally Posted by 1000scraps
    The stripes in the diagonal settings were ironed on fusible web, the straight setting is normal sewn together!!!
    I love these! Can you tell more about how you did these? So the diagonal stripes - did you sew at all or are they fused only? And how did you sew the selvedges together - did you butt them together and zig-zag(?) them together? Or do you have a tiny seam allowance in there?

    I'm really curious about your techniques on these...I love scrappy stuff and these are super cute!
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    Old 04-17-2014, 11:11 AM
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    What an awesome use of your scraps. I never seem to be that productive with them.
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