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Thread: Christmas ornaments using selvedges -- need some ideas and pics

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    Question Christmas ornaments using selvedges -- need some ideas and pics

    My Guild is having a holiday dinner. One of the traditions is that each member brings an ornament and/or a 12.5 in. holiday block to trade.

    I would like to make an ornament using some of the selvedges I have saved. Any ideas from anyone?

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    Maybe a log cabin using the selvages? Or some kind of star? I'm sorry, that's all I can think of.
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    Many selvages have those colored reference dots. How about using them as the lights on a Christmas tree. Drape the selvage like light strings. I think I saw one either on this board on on the web somewhere.
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    Some one posted a chicken pin cushion using the selvedges so just add a hanging ribbon and you have a very nice ornament....I think that was a funky chicken posted......
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t168478.html

    These are really nice, from yesterdays posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna H-M View Post
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t168478.html

    These are really nice, from yesterdays posts.
    Those could make cute ornaments.
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    Good ideas! Thanks everyone! I'm still ready for more ideas!
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    Carol Doak has a paper pieced house ornament. You could use selvage dots for "lights" across the roof or "flowers" on the lawn. Scroll down to the bottom of the free patterns:

    http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php
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    Thanks! These are two great idea spots!
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    Here is link to my tutorial. It is not made with selveges bu you perhaps could sew some together in strips and then make them following the directions. Hmmm- Now I am intriqued. Perhaps I will try it with some of my leftover pieces of selvege that are almost too short for anything else.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...nt-t73219.html
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    Good luck! Show u's what you make!!

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    These are super cute! Thanks! Now, if I can find my pinking shears, and if they can cut anything....
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