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Old 01-19-2016, 12:08 AM
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Default Sewing Selvedges

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.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:10 AM
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thanks for taking the time to post this... i hope to do some selvage quilting sometime
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:51 AM
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I love working with selvedges! Thanks for showing us how you do it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:22 AM
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Never would have thought of doing this. Thanks; I'll start saving my selveges.
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Very good pictures, Lynn....Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:30 AM
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I saw some bookmarks made from selvages. Thanks for this excellent tutorial.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:07 AM
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Beautiful work! The butterflies are so wonderful!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:27 PM
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I love sewing selvages and then using the fabric. I am wondering if when washed these will scrunch up a lot on your top fabric or do they lay flat still? Thanks for the tutorial, very cute butterflies.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:53 PM
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I love the first one!!! My kids live in the mtns. and I would love to make them one. Probably a table runner. Could you tell me where you got the pattern for it, please? thanks for your consideration.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:20 PM
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Thanks much for the tutorial.

Sewbeadit, I made clothes and used the selvages for the zipper seam and never had any bunching. I have also included the selvages in blocks for my quilts and never had any bunching. I tend to wash my fabric and I have only had the selvages draw up a couple of times (really cheap fabric).

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