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Thread: Sewing Selvedges

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    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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    thanks for taking the time to post this... i hope to do some selvage quilting sometime
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    I love working with selvedges! Thanks for showing us how you do it.
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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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    I saw some bookmarks made from selvages. Thanks for this excellent tutorial.
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    Beautiful work! The butterflies are so wonderful!!
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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ctyankee View Post
    I love working with selvedges! Thanks for showing us how you do it.
    Very nice tute. Very easy to understand!!!

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    So happy you posted this...I have been collecting salvages and is a great
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    What a great idea. Thank you
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    They look great. I have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

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    I can't thank you enough for posting these instructions. Would you like a good laugh?? Well, I always wondered why anyone would sew these strips together because of the seam allowance. I thought you would put right sides together and sew, just like you would do regular piecing!! NOW I see how its done and definitely will save these strips and do something with them!! I love the look and have always wanted to try. Thanks again, so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjmachin View Post
    I can't thank you enough for posting these instructions. Would you like a good laugh?? Well, I always wondered why anyone would sew these strips together because of the seam allowance. I thought you would put right sides together and sew, just like you would do regular piecing!! NOW I see how its done and definitely will save these strips and do something with them!! I love the look and have always wanted to try. Thanks again, so much.
    I thought the same thing and wondered why anyone would bother. It's nice to see how it's really done.
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    I'm not normally a big fan of the selvage projects, but I do like this small amount for applique. Great idea! Thank you.
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    Thank you for the information - I have been collecting the edges for a friend of my niece and now I understand what she is going to do with it.

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    Thanks for the tutorial- I have selvages saved and would like to try making the butterflies.
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    Nice Selvedge tutorial.
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    I had a friend who designed fabrics, I took one her fabrics with her name on it and made her a selvage pincushion with her name on it. I have Yards saved up to do something in the future. I love saving them and have quit a few. I also made myself a nice pincushion out of them.
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    great idea!...now if i could just find what i did with them! thanks for sharing !
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    lynnie, I'd like to see a picture of your pincushion.
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    Thank you for the tutorial. Your photos and explanations are really clear. You are great to share with us!

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    WOW! Thanks for this tutorial.

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