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Thread: Let me see...do I have this right?

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    If you have a garden, the selvage pieces work great to tie
    up tomatoes, peas or any other climbing vegetable or flower.

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    [quote=Sew 'N Sew]I "collect" selvages too and also my quilting friend saves her for me. I cut the selvage off before I cut into the fabric. These are my first "selvage projects"[/quote

    Love these projects. I use to leave the selvages on or cut them the width if they were white and then I would use the white width cut offs as leaders and enders. I have started cutting all my selvages off, to make selvage projects, since I saw a thread 2-3 months ago. Now, I have scraps of my scraps. It just goes with what my family has said about me for years: I never throw anything away!!! :thumbup:

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    I didn't know that they were suppose to be a certain width so just started cutting them off leaving a bit of the fabric. I ended up sending to a quilter who wanted them down in Florida. Yesterday in the mail I got the neatest floppy book mark made from my selvages and from my latest quilt to boot. How fun was that! It is so cute! Thanks Chele.

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    I never cared about scraps either until reading some threads on here and never had any intention of making a scrap quilt or a crumb or string or anything like that...since reading these posts, I too have become obsessed with my scraps of various sizes and for various projects :)

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    Your post was so funny! We're all nuts, aren't we? I wish I can get off this laptop and go finish that Minkie project I'm wrestling with!

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    some selvedges are a lot wider than they need to be IMHO.
    Have you ever noticed that? Our fabrics are getting narrower and costing us more.
    Okay off my soap box now. >;D

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    I am very thrifty in what I use, as it is all donated, and I don't want to waste anything. God bless.

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    I met a man from South Africe visiting the U.S. for the first time. He could not understand why we feed and water our grass to make it grow and then cut it off and do the same thng over and over again!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I was laughing out load beacuse my HD asked me the same thing why do you cut it up and sew it back together. What was so funny is the dum look he had on his face. :lol:
    I have so much fabric that is still waiting for just the right project because I can't stand cutting it up. It loses so much then. Did I hear somebody say "stash"? No wonder I have so much.

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    Yep, that's pretty much how it works... lol

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    I believe it comes with the territory...

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :roll: :thumbup:

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    Like button! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    some selvedges are a lot wider than they need to be IMHO.
    Have you ever noticed that? Our fabrics are getting narrower and costing us more.
    Okay off my soap box now. >;D
    Yes, I agree....When I was organizing my stash and puting them on cardboard I found that my older fabrics (20+yrs) were much wider (45-48") and that now they are 42-44" most of the time and cost at least 3x what they use to cost. Maybe they're better quality, now. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew 'N Sew
    I "collect" selvages too and also my quilting friend saves her for me. I cut the selvage off before I cut into the fabric. These are my first "selvage projects"
    now these I do like.

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    Not sure if anyone has posted this blog so I thought I'd pass it along: http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/

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