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Thread: use of selvages

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    I saw this tip on Fonn's and Porter's website :
    Saving Selvages


    Instead of wasting the selvage edges when I trim my fabric, I save them and make hot pads and rag rugs. I crochet a circle or an oval using a size J or K crochet hook and a single crochet stitch. It's easy, and the results are both pretty and useful.

    Joanne Ganaden, Eleele, HI

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    Cute idea! may have to try that. Thanks

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    SOunds very interesting!! Can you show a picture of the crocheted pieces?? Thanks.

    Kyia

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    This is the only picture there is :
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    What a neat idea!

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    Thanks for sharing that tip. I will try that I love to be able to use every scrap of my fabric since fabric is so expensive anymore.

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    I just signed up for Fonn's and Porter's website . Y'all need to visit their quilters tips ! There are some very good ones ! I have one of my own . For people who have small fingers and have a hard time getting a thimble to fit . Use some foam nose pads for eyeglasses . I do and it really works ! Thimble won't fall off either . Annie

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    way to cool good ideal

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    Here is a link to the Selvage Blog. http://www.selvageblog.blogspot.com/

    Darling selvage quilts can be found here!!!

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    Cool, Thanks!!

    Kyia

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    That's a cool Idea. I've made a few rag rugs with strips cut about 1-1/2" wide and used a Q hook. I think? The large fat plastic ones! I have one I made back in 1990 It looks brand new. I used mostly cotton/poly blends on it. I find they last much longer than 100% cotton. The pot holder Idea is great tho. Bet you could sell a ton of those at a bazaar! : :?:

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    Great site could really get lost in all the blogs! See the selvedge dress?

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    That's the one I was talking about! :lol:

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    There are some nice projects, but my quilt list is way to long...so I will pass mine on :wink:

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    my oh my..... what a cute idea......

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    I may have to try this.

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