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

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    Junior Member lynn_z's Avatar
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    You go to the fabric store, find fabric that is just gorgeous. You buy it, cut it up in little pieces and mix it up with other little pieces and put them all back together to make a gorgeous quilt. Now you're telling me that you need to take the selvage remnants, which are not gorgeous, mix them up and put them all together? Are you kidding me? I have a roomful full of fabric and now I have to go back and salvage those strips? A lot of them don't have proper seam allowance...what do you do with those? Fortunately, I have already saved some. More importantly, in my opinion, I have kept the diagrams Daisy Kingdom, etc always used on their cutouts, plus bits and pieces even tho I have never made a scrap quilt and never intended to. Now I find my self obsessing about scraps! What about excess wording from feed sacks...what's next? Who makes up this stuff?
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    LOL Love you outlook on things :thumbup:

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    I never leave enough edge on the selvedges I cut off to make them worth keeping for anything, and besides I only cut off a couple inches at a time, whatever width my strip is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I never leave enough edge on the selvedges I cut off to make them worth keeping for anything, and besides I only cut off a couple inches at a time, whatever width my strip is.
    I don't have any salvages worth playing with either because I do the same thing. :-(

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    Me too. Too thrifty I guess!

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    I agree with Mom-6. I never cut more than a couple inches of salvage at a time.

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    And your point would be . . . ?

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    I just love your outlook on things....

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    Thank you. This brought back a fond memory of my father-in-law who used to tell me that I was always (with my quilting, basket weaving and loom weaving) cutting up big things into little pieces then working like crazy to make them into big pieces again!!! This aside, I never remember to trim the selvages off before cutting my quilt pieces.

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    You may have just done that for many !! :)
    Great Work :-D :-D

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    Love your quilt! AND your outlook too :D:D:D

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    Thanks. I'm just going to make it huge for a bedspread and not weight it down much. They just come up w/too many ideas!

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    Hilarious post!! Thanks for my smile and laugh for the day!!! HUGS, Sue :D

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    As to who gets to decide these, things, the answer is US! Us and our dollars!

    The "market" depends on what we buy (or don't buy) and that is how the "trends" emerge.

    I think we are seeing a lot more thriftiness (is that a word, lol) because of the economy. A lot of reusing whatever we can.

    So....in other words, BLAME THE GOVERMENT! LOL!

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    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:

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    I only cut the least ampunt I have to from the salvage edges. that makes my main piece bigger. and I may have a larger piece left over for "scrap bag". Then I throw the salavages away. I have plenty of left scraps for another day! or you can give them away or trade them with friends. My favorate quilt shop has a scrap bin. Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn_z
    You go to the fabric store, find fabric that is just gorgeous. You buy it, cut it up in little pieces and mix it up with other little pieces and put them all back together to make a gorgeous quilt. Now you're telling me that you need to take the selvage remnants, which are not gorgeous, mix them up and put them all together? Are you kidding me? I have a roomful full of fabric and now I have to go back and salvage those strips? A lot of them don't have proper seam allowance...what do you do with those? Fortunately, I have already saved some. More importantly, in my opinion, I have kept the diagrams Daisy Kingdom, etc always used on their cutouts, plus bits and pieces even tho I have never made a scrap quilt and never intended to. Now I find my self obsessing about scraps! What about excess wording from feed sacks...what's next? Who makes up this stuff?
    Cool! That's Great! Love your quilt! :mrgreen: :thumbup: :XD: :lol:

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    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"
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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"
    Oh, I love em! :thumbup:

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    in case u guys missed it here is a link for garbage can fabric i love it it turns out beautiful click the download and she walks u step by step thru the process
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-58917-1.htm#1432127

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    If you aren't going to make a scrappy quilt then there is no reason to keep all the scraps. I save salvage strips to use as ties for fat quarter bundles I put together for guild gifts.

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    It's because of those... "too many ideas".... that we can't get off this board and get some sewing done. I am always looking here for new ideas or easier ways to do something.
    Love those scrap quilts and bags.

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    My salvages are useless. Not enough there to use.

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    I also enjoyed your post. As far as the wording portion from feed sacks, my mom said they were used by a woman for womanly needs. Need I say more?

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    I use the selvedges to tie up my tomato plants. Guess you could call it a calico garden.

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