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Thread: Selvage Squares Tutorial

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    Hi All!

    I'm new to the tute section, well, at leat for contibuting. Please bear with me as we see if this works out. I'll gladly clarify if you have any questions. :D

    The following tutorial is for squares made of selvages using a foundation piecing approach. Not to worry if you've not foundation pieced before, neither have I officially! :lol:

    Have you been saving selvages but just aren't sure what to do with them? This is the tute for you!! What do you need? Just selvages, your machine, some light colored scraps for the base, and some play time.

    ENJOY!
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    nicely done!
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    Wonderful tutorial, Retro! Thanks for posting it. I think I can do this!

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    Thank you for the tute!!! It looks like a fun project :D :D :D

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    Makes for some interesting blocks, Thanks so much!

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    What fun you are having and a great way to use up more stash

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    Thank-you, I think it would be fun to do at a guild meeting.

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    I just found out about "selvage fun" a couple months ago. This is a good tute...........Thanks and happy selvaging. (I now have friends saving for me!)

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    So glad you're having fun with this project. I've heard from a couple of quilters that they'll be introducing this to their guilds. "S.O.S." Save Our Selvages! I'm thrilled to see so many people will be putting their selvages to good use or passing them along to someone who will.

    Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and happy quilting!

    Blessed are the piecemakers, RETRO

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    There is a wonderful blog by Karen Griska (the author of Selvage Quilts). It's http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default. I am not affiliated.............I did make a large tote using her method and it is really a conversation piece.....with "sewing people" only. I think non-sewers think it's weird....LOL! Their loss!!!

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    AAACK! Guess what my day is all about now, wendiq?? I have to really pour over that site, thanks for sharing! Had to go to http://selvageblog.blogspot.com to get to it but SEW worth it! I think I just added 20 new projects to my must have 2do list.

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    HeeHee. I wasn't sure how to post the site, but glad you were able to access it. I have subscribed to the posts so I get a daily update. I had one of my more resourceful friends find me a HUGE cookie jar and I have a lot of my selvages stored it it and then the rest in a HUGE punch bowl....both glass so the selvages with all their wonderful colors, add to my sewing room chaotic pleasure....:o). Last Fall I made some postcards and had great ideas for the Holidays, but sadly didn't find the time......oh well, NEXT year!!!
    Have fun reading today......

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    I planned to hang out by the fire today and enjoy our first real snow but this looks too good to pass up and while I've not finished all my Christmas projects planned (does anyone?) this just jumped up the list of priorities. Tea, fluffy slippers and dreams of oodles of selvages. This is the life!

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    AMEN!!!!! Enjoy :-D

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    Thanks, Loretta. Enjoy your weekend. :)

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    wow, love your tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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    craftybear, I hope you have fun with it. I love the pincushion I made using this technique...it reminds me of a great project.

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    Browsing and lucked onto this post. Marvelous method of instruction, very clear, concise and understandable. And oh so crafty! I have it on 'my remember to do it' list.
    Thank-you.

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    Love it! Now, to find me some selvedge...I've always thrown mine away...

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    If you put the word out to your sewing friends that you are saving selvages, you will have oodles in no time.....at least that's what has happened with me. The downside has been that I have inspired some of these fine ladies to save their own.......:( It's a fine line to walk.....LOL! :D

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    Oh I'm so glad that this thread is still going on! I've been away from the board for quite a while obsessing about Dear Jane on my blog. quiltergirl & dsb, have a great time with it and wendiq, thanks for responding about the selvages.

    I have stripped my yardage bare of selvages and put the word out to an online group. I just received a giant envelope FULL of them not long ago and have bits arriving from friends and relatives from time to time, too. People are happy to save them for a quilter who will put them to use.

    There is an author, Karen Griska who has been using them for sometime. I found her website through another board member after my tutorial appeared here. She was very kind when I contacted her and said my method is different than hers...do take the time to check out her book and/or site for more inspiration. Quilters send her pictures of their work and she posts those, too.

    Careful about starting selvages...once you dig in, you'll never look at fabric the same way again! =)

    Happy Quilting!
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    Thank you for the tidbits :0)

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    What a wonderful idea and it looks so pretty as well. Never gave that a thought. Thanks for sharing

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    Love new ways to use every bit of that yardage that is going to go up even higher in price.

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    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

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