September 18, 2014

Selvage Scraps For Future Quilts...

My last day in Sebring was only a half day, so I didn't want to start a new project.
I had taken along a big, honkin' large bag, filled with all my selvage scraps, so
I decided to start trimming all of them for a quilt I have in mind for the future.
I've seen two different concepts for assembling string blocks using selvages.
One method trims the selvage so that none of the actual fabric print shows.
The other way leaves just a bit of fabric print showing on the finished blocks.
I decided to trim all my selvages leaving a 1/4" strip of the print on each one.
I worked on these again yesterday (and I still have many more to do). With each
strip, I remember the original project where I used that piece. I'm also having
fun reviewing the beautiful patterns that each company prints onto their selvages.
(Aren't the little colored hearts sweet? Each colored heart is a color used in the print.
  As I trim each strip, I'll keep tossing them into a large ArtBin tote. 
My plan is to make an odd block now and then until I have enough for a quilt.
Perhaps I'll make one or two today just so I can give you an idea of my vision.
Gosh, it's Friday already! I'm having lunch with my girlfriend, LauraBelle, 
but I'm sure I'll sew a few blocks before the end of the day. We'll see.
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Jacque. said...

I've never saved my selvages, though I have no idea why not. I did save one the other day for the quilt I have in progress...to sew on the backing. Just cuz. Have fun!

Createology said...

This is fabulous that you have saved and are going to use all those wonderful selvages. Back in the day we didn't appreciate those like we do today. I have seen some very fun little zipper pouches made with them too. Your blocks will be such fun. Friends and Food and Creative Bliss Dear...

Minimiss said...

I have quite a pile of selvages that I haven't quite decided what I'm going to do with - one day. I'll be very interested to see what you come up with.

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