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    quilting by-product

    I had been saving selvedges for quite a while and had a big bag full. Last winter I sewed them together end to end, rolled them into balls and today started to crochet them into a mat. Nothing wasted! And yes, I still save the selvedges and any narrow strips.
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    What a great idea. How large do you plan to make it?
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    very nice i have a friend doing one also neat idea!!!
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    Was just about to give up saving them...great idea

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    That's a great use for them! Good idea!

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    What a great idea
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    Wow you really do use it all....awesome!

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    Clever idea. Well done.

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    LOVE IT ....... please post your progress
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    What a great way to use up the selvages.

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    Do you have a little Cajun in you? The old Cajuns were known for using every scrap of every thing! My grandmother's family would say, "you've found a use for the squeal." When Cajuns butchered, they used every bit of the pig (or whatever) except the squeal. So they said this when someone found a way to use up a "useless" item. It was a big compliment for someone to say it.

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    Thanks so much for this idea. I have friends who save selveges for me and some of them are too skimpy to even put a seam in so this is just another way I can still make use of them. Thanks so much!
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    great idea love it I too am saving selvages intend to make a strip quilt.

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    I bought a whole box of scraps off ebay about a week ago and the whole box was selvages. I don't use them, anybody want them??? $12.00 for postage. PM me if interested. This is a great idea but don't have time and I'm trying real hard to stay focused on my projects and ot get sidetracked.

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    Awesome idea!!! It looks great!

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