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Thread: How to use the salvage edges of fabric

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    I am looking for instructions and or projects on how to use the printed salvages edges. Potholders ?

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    Oh, you have no idea all the things people can come up with - Dresses, ottomans, lampshades, umbrella. An UMBRELLA!!!

    Here's the mothership of all things selvage related:

    http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/

    My all time favorite is the dress - hang on while I find the link

    here:http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/2008...carletons.html

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    awesome site! THANKS
    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Oh, you have no idea all the things people can come up with - Dresses, ottomans, lampshades, umbrella. An UMBRELLA!!!

    Here's the mothership of all things selvage related:

    http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/

    My all time favorite is the dress - hang on while I find the link

    here:http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/2008...carletons.html

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    Thanks everyone for getting me the help I need!

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    That dress is amazing!
    The pattern for it is very nice. Not real complicated though I never liked collars.
    Her attention to detail is apparent, and the amount of sewing involved in the finished product is mind boggling! Wow! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have saved the site! What terrific projects! I have recently started to collect my selvedges, so will be looking for a project in the near future!

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    I love these especially the dress!!

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    How about a Selvage Bag?

    My wife made one. Iím not sure what bag pattern that she used, but there are several that would work. She made blocks as she accumulated selvage edges, and made the bag when she had enough blocks assembled.

    CD in Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    How about a Selvage Bag?

    My wife made one. Iím not sure what bag pattern that she used, but there are several that would work. She made blocks as she accumulated selvage edges, and made the bag when she had enough blocks assembled.

    CD in Oklahoma
    Now, that is a great idea!

    I have lots of selvages cut in WOF by 1.5" - 2.5" strips. A purse for fabric shopping or quilt shows. Wow, thank your wife for me, please. :-D

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    The selvage bag is exceptional! Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Wow, thank your wife for me, please.
    I certainly will! Thank you for the compliments!

    She just recently put on a presentation for a local Quilt Guild on how to make the best use of your scraps to get the most out of your fabric dollar, and she used the Selvage Bag as one of her samples. The handles are from Moda Jelly Roll ties.

    We are a Fabric Shop, and know about the cost of fabric, so she does what she can to help her customers get the most for their money.

    CD in Oklahoma

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    I love this post! Not sure how much I would make, but they are very interesting! Creative ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Wow, thank your wife for me, please.
    She just recently put on a presentation for a local Quilt Guild on how to make the best use of your scraps to get the most out of your fabric dollar, and she used the Selvage Bag as one of her samples. The handles are from Moda Jelly Roll ties.

    We are a Fabric Shop... CD in Oklahoma
    Thank you for pointing that out about the straps. I hadn't noticed. I don't throw those away but so far, have just been saving them.

    :-D

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    Wow ...love the bag!!!

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    I need to start saving my salvage. I will. When I have enough I will post and send to whoever responds first. Now to dig out of the trash what I just trimmed. Thanks for inspiring me to do something with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smagruder
    I need to start saving my salvage. I will. When I have enough I will post and send to whoever responds first. Now to dig out of the trash what I just trimmed. Thanks for inspiring me to do something with it.
    I would love to have some from you !

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    Amazing what quilters can come up with. I had a request once to save my selveges for someone who was making items to sell at our local quilt show. Had no idea what she made with them.

    If my mom were still alive, she would be so proud of all of you. She constantly told us "waste not, want not". I will never throw away a selveage again. I love the bag idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    How about a Selvage Bag?

    My wife made one. Iím not sure what bag pattern that she used, but there are several that would work. She made blocks as she accumulated selvage edges, and made the bag when she had enough blocks assembled.

    CD in Oklahoma
    Now, that is a great idea!

    I have lots of selvages cut in WOF by 1.5" - 2.5" strips. A purse for fabric shopping or quilt shows. Wow, thank your wife for me, please. :-D
    Correction: I cut the 1.5" - 2.5" (sometimes wider if I love the fabric) by the length of the cut of the fabric not the WOF. You probably already guessed that anyway. :oops:

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    Here is a simple table topper using a Snibbles pattern that I did with selvages. You can sew selvages together and then cut up like fabric......a great way to work outside the box.....:)
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    Selvage block quilt

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    I tie up the patio plants with the selvege strips.

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    You could also make a basket by weaving it around coils of wash line.

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    Love the bag idea.
    The table topper is also very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    Here is a simple table topper using a Snibbles pattern that I did with selvages. You can sew selvages together and then cut up like fabric......a great way to work outside the box.....:)
    After making many blocks, I also decided that the best way is to sew them on a foundation and then sub-cut. I do like the way you added to the blocks.

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