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Thread: Sewing Selvedges

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    Sewing Selvedges

    I have been asked to write a little tutorial about how I sew the selvedges into my little quilts.

    I hope this is of some help.

    I sew my selvedges onto a foundation - it can be paper, fabric but my preference is tracing vilene as it is clear enough to see through.

    For this tutorial I have used a hexagon outline.
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    Sew the selvedges onto the foundation as shown
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    Sewing 'plain' selvedges
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    The end result
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    Very interesting, thank you very much. I have a load saved up and have never made anything but postcards. How do they wash up, do they behave well after washing and drying?
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    Thanks Lynnie. I need to make 2 scarves for my Secret Sisters in 2 guilds for Christmas. Hugs, charlene

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    Thank you for the nice tutorial; I have a bunch of selvages saved up and now I now how to handle them. Question: If you're not into making bags and purses, what would your recommendation be for putting these together in a quilt? Would you have sashing, setting squares?

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    thanks so much for taking the time to explain and show your process with us!
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    I started saving my salvages after seeing your earlier post. Thanks for the info. Even like the different colored fabric hex.
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    Excellent tutorial - wonderful pictures and instructions Lynnie! I always wondered how to add strength to such tiny strips.

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    Thank you Lynnie for doing this for us. It really helps me to read & see at the same time what I need to do. Now I get it!!!. Your directions are SO excellent & clear!! There are only a few web sites that have pictures of other different ways to use selvdeges in blocks but it sure can make your imagination go wild! This is my next project for sure!!

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    sew cute,I like being able to use both selvedges
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    Thanks for the tute!

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    Thanks for all the information. I learned a great deal.
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    l wonder why I can't get the tute to see the images. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Thank you so very much for the excellent tute. I have a whole box of those lovely little strips and didn't know how to use them. What a great idea you have. Thank you so much.
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    I've now figured out how to get the images I asked for earlier. Sorry about writing the first comment.

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    Thank you for a great tutorial, I really appreciate it!!!

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    thanks for the tut == I have a whole bag saved and am looking for a good project!!

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    I have been collecting selvages. I am going to get going on somesmall projects. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration.

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