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Thread: Selvages

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    I am getting the selvages ready for ironing so decided to take some pictures of before. I am going to keep taking pictures during the process. That should be fun, you think? I have started collecting paper towel tubes so I can wrap them as I iron, thanks for the great tip! I am hoping I can do kind of color, value system else as I go to use them it will be a pain to figure out what to use. I want to put more then one layer on the tubes else the tubes will take over my home. Any more tips will be more then welcome. I am also considering the hanger tip and I was thinking maybe clothes pins somehow. Maybe DH can figure something out for me. I donít have much space, that is the problem Will have to figure it out as I go along. I have all my family saving tubes for me. Too funny. There are a lot more selvages then it looks in the pictures. I have a lot of ironing to do. So I will iron as I get tubes that way it won't feel like so much. But I am lucky. I have a steam press which for sure will help hurry things a long.

    Here is the original link about the selvages.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/7438.page


    Dumped the basket. See the envelopes,
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    I should have spread the envelopes out so you all could see how many. Maybe the next pics I will.
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    Can't see in the basket. It was over flowing.
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    Ihope you have enough to make that quilt.

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    This is going to be interesting I can't wait to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Do you want us to keep saving them?
    Yes if you can. If it turns out I won't need them someone else always will. :D

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    How interesting..... I can't wait to see these done up.....

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    I'm also looking forward to seeing the quilt.

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    Wow sure got a lot hope it is enough and can't wait to see how it comes out....Good luck

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    Thanks for sharing your pictures, DonnaRae...I thought of you the other night when I emptied a Syran Wrap roll. Didn't want to throw the tube away but alas, I did. I think your color/value idea for wrapping your selvages is a good idea. Good luck...look forward to your PPP's (project progress pictures).

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    Donna--this is so fun--I cannot wait for you to get started!!! I am still saving for you and will mail more before too long. Have fun ironing!!! :D

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    please tell me what they are for. are they for a specific project? i don't think i ever saw one. it sounds really interesting. can you describe it for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    please tell me what they are for. are they for a specific project? i don't think i ever saw one. it sounds really interesting. can you describe it for us?


    Click on this link

    http://www.selvagequilts.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaRae
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    please tell me what they are for. are they for a specific project? i don't think i ever saw one. it sounds really interesting. can you describe it for us?


    Click on this link

    http://www.selvagequilts.com/
    And go to their blog

    http://www.selvageblog.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaRae
    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Do you want us to keep saving them?
    Yes if you can. If it turns out I won't need them someone else always will. :D
    I have a stack growing in my sewing room ready to ship to you when I get more!

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    all i can say is "wowee!"

    you must have a lot of patience.

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    What an awesome project DonnaRae!! Can't wait to see yours!

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    I'm glad to hear your collection is growing so well! That website is cool! Can't wait to watch your quilt grow. How big are you hoping it will be? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by reneebobby
    This is going to be interesting I can't wait to see it.
    I'm thinking the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatobugboo
    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaRae
    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Do you want us to keep saving them?
    Yes if you can. If it turns out I won't need them someone else always will. :D
    I have a stack growing in my sewing room ready to ship to you when I get more!

    Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, :!: :D

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    I have another envelope getting stuffed for you too!
    I found some scraps that need to be trimmed, so once I get everything else done, I'll trim those up and toss in there for you too!

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    What a perfectly wonderful way to use all of your fabric. I often wonder how much I have thrown away over the years............

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    Hi

    Did you get your selvage quilt done...
    My avatar is made from them...
    l loved it... no pattern just go for it

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    I'm really looking foward to seeing the progress. This should be fun!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Wow. Some people are far more generous when cutting off selvages than I am!

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