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Thread: Sewing Selvedges

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    What a use of selvages. Now I have so many ideas floating around my head, I'm dizzy.
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    Thanks for sharing--love them!
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    That's really creative. I know some quilters save selvedges & I wondered what they did with them. I'll start saving them and give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    I didn't see your tutorial when it was first posted, so happy that others have commented recently. Thank you for the tutorial.... I have saved bags of selvedges but take them to retreat and give to everyone else.... Love your butterflies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    I have posted quite a few of my selvedge quilts in an album here on QB if you want some ideas as to what to use your selvedges on. I will be posting many more photos in the next few weeks? If you click on my name, go to my Profile and you should see the albums listed.
    What wonderful quilts and ideas! Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    I have had a few requests on how I sew the selvedges when I make my selvedge quilts. Here is a quick tutorial showing how I sew each selvedge. I use tracing vilene as a foundation but you can use paper or muslin if you prefer.
    Hi!

    I'm very new to sewing/quilting with selvedges. Could you please tell me what to do with the completed cutout/fusible image - to finish it, making it ready to be fused onto the background fabric?? I'm just not sure what I'm supposed to do with that 1/2" seam allowance?

    Thank you so much for your help!!

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    I have not heard of tracing Vilene before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain View Post
    I have not heard of tracing Vilene before.

    I don't think we have it around here, but, from what I can tell - it's like a very light weight, leave in stabilizer.

    Elle

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    Thanks very much for the tute. I have been saving mine.
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    I didn't see this the first time either. I've been saving my selvedges, and now I have more ideas for how to use them as well.

    I think I may try to make some small coin purses for Christmas gifts, and maybe a stocking for my mom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    I have had a few requests on how I sew the selvedges when I make my selvedge quilts. Here is a quick tutorial showing how I sew each selvedge. I use tracing vilene as a foundation but you can use paper or muslin if you prefer.
    I logged into chat just now and someone there asked about a bookcase pattern for a quilt. I am sure I have seen one on this forum using selvages in a similar way.
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    Brilliant!

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