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    that's beautiful but you had better start saving them while you're young, you get old and don't have enough time left. in fact i'm so old i'm afraid to buy green bananas, lol.

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    What a beautiful quilt!! I save all my scraps just in case, now I know what just in case is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    that's beautiful but you had better start saving them while you're young, you get old and don't have enough time left. in fact i'm so old i'm afraid to buy green bananas, lol.
    :lol: Dojo36, are you related to Sophia on GOLDEN GIRLS?? Yes, I would think it would take a long time to save up the selveges. How long have you been keeping them to be able to make a quilt as large as this one?

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    It has never occurred to me to use selvages. How incredibly creative! I love the way it looks -- and it's "fun".

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    WOW! Amazing! How long did it take you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    that's beautiful but you had better start saving them while you're young, you get old and don't have enough time left. in fact i'm so old i'm afraid to buy green bananas, lol.
    :lol: Dojo36, are you related to Sophia on GOLDEN GIRLS?? Yes, I would think it would take a long time to save up the selveges. How long have you been keeping them to be able to make a quilt as large as this one?
    i think i must be, lol

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    WOW Love it. you did a super job. I think I need to check my trash can!!!

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    Really great looking quilt! Looks like you really worked long and hard on it. Thanks to you I now save all my tiny chunks and scraps in a large glass jar, it's almost full. I've got another one ready to fill. It's colorful!!

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    Wonderful.

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    Your quilt is beautiful!! :D I just love
    the way it turned out. How wide of a
    piece of selvage do like to cut?
    :D :D :D

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    COOL! Great job!

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    that is sooooooooooo cool. i love it. you did a great job!!!!!!!!!!

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    Well fellow quilters, in response to your questions: My friend and I have only been saving selvages for about 10 years. We each made a quilt recently about the same size (mine is 60 inch square). Most amazing is we both still have plenty of selvages left to make more quilts. It is amazing how fast you can get a pile of those things. We didn't pay attention to size before, BUT now after making our quilts, we have decided that we should cut AT LEAST a couple of inches wide when cutting the selvages off our fabrics. It has been one of the most fun quilts I have made...no stress, no cutting from templates or patterns, no matching points. Just pick a block size, cut your foundation a little larger than finished block size, sew strips along the selvage edge onto your foundation block, overlap the next piece on the raw edge & trim when each block is finished (and yes I saved those trimmings too!) sew blocks together. It goes together really quickly. The possiblities are endless. THANK YOU all for your generous compliments.

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    Also to answer the question: "How long did it take to make" Well I didn't work on it non-stop. I started it in February, stopped to make another quilt, & some other projects, then finished it it June. So I would say, if I had to figure how long it took,....a couple of months if I didn't work on anything else.

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    Wow!!!!

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    Beautiful...overwhelmingly beautiful...WOW!

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    You have to be kidding, trick photography, thats unreal!!!!! Its beautiful!

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    VERY COOL 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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    Wow, I love it! Great job!

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    The selvage quilt is beautiful. When you're trimming your fabric, how wide do you cut the selvage?

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    Wow! That's so gorgeous! I've been saving selvages too! Don't throw them away quilters! Send them to me! I'll need to collect many more years to have enough for a quilt like yours! :D

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    Love it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaynie
    My best quilting friend & I have been saving selvages for years. We recently got together for a few days of fabric, fun, food & wine!!!(hehehe)
    Here is what I made with the selvages, then I machine quilted it on my Gammill Premier Plus. I didn't buy anything new for this quilt, I already had the thread, the backing, the binding & the batting. It was lots of fun to do. (and a personal challenge to use only what I already had)
    I would have never thought of making a quilt from selvages. Beautiful!

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    that is an awesome quilt, never seen anythign like it before

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    Beautiful! It's also a great way of keeping a 'record' of all the fabrics you've used over the years. I love it!

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