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Thread: selvages

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    several people are now collecting them...I sent some to Donna Rae and now I am sending to Chele and then i will get some for one of our new members...anyone else.....I just want to be fair

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    How much do you cut off, Ruth?? I cut several but just a little over the dots and I think thats no good. Not enough to sew.

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    that can be used....I cut about a half to an inch. some are more

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    ok, thanks, I will make mine bigger next time

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    What do you make with them?

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I don't , somone was making a purse or tote :?:

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    i'll start saving them....

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    I save mine and DGD used a lot of to tie on her flip flops last year to make them raggy. Someone is always reaching into my big jug of selvages to get one or two for something.

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    I don't cut much extra off either but if somebody can use them I will start cutting more off. Let me know. I don't want them. I have enough trouble finishing the projects I already start.
    Judy in Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I don't , somone was making a purse or tote :?:
    Thanks! Sounds interesting. I may need to check into this more. I'm going to start saving mine.

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    I am interested in making a selvage purse. If anyone has extras...I want the place where the name/dots are. I need one wide or more . Thanks

    Margie :)

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    Girls ... this one woman made a whole dress from them. It had a fifties type shaping with a twirly round skirt too! :shock: :shock: I just couldn't believe my eyes! Check out the other thread here on the main page ... amazing! Almost beyond belief!

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    Ruth: I will take all that you want to give away. I use all parts of the fabric for my art quilts. Let me know and I will give you my address. Thank you. P.S. I will pay for postage. GiGi

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    Senior Member GiGi's Avatar
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    If anyone else wants to be rid of their selvages; at least 1/2 inch please, let me know and I will pay for postage. Thanks, GiGi :D :D :D :D

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    Are you gals talking about cutting the selvages off in long strips the length of fabric before you cut your strips across the width...I cut my width of strips and then cut the selvages off.
    Should it be done the other way to save me some cutting?
    There have been times I need that last half inch to get the amount of blocks needed from each strip.

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    I appreciate it Ruth! I think these selvage projects are so neato!

    http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/
    :D

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    I may have some for you. How long do you need them to be? I have some with just dots and some with just words. Interested? (have some with both!) PM your addy if you want them.

    While on the subject of what to do with them - years ago I rolled them into balls (using fabric glue where necessary to hold them down) and put them in a wooden bowl on the table. Looked pretty. A friend makes them for her cat to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I appreciate it Ruth! I think these selvage projects are so neato!

    http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for the site. Could not understand what you where talking about but it is really interesting. I am going to save salavages.

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    Loretta, I'm not sure what project I'll tackle with these selvages. I'd love to collect enough for a wall hanging to hang in my quilting room.

    And thanks redquilter! I PM'd my address.

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