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September 20, 2020
Help Me Let Them Go from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I have been saving selvages for quite a while.  

I recently got them out and made this quilt using them.  Upon finishing it, I decided making things with selvages really isn't for me.  But do you think I can dump all the ones I have saved to date away?

I still have a fairly large stash of them that I just can't seem to toss in the trash.  So I am hoping someone can use them and save me from myself :)

Some of them are long and some have been trimmed down to about 5-6" long.

These are ...

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August 14, 2020
A Once is Enough Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 For years, I have been tucking away in a bag any pieces of fabric selvages I came across.  Most of them have been cut off backing pieces.  I am not sure why I started saving them - I guess they were just a "scrap" that I thought I could use one day.

Recently, I finally decided to do something with them.  I sorted them by color and made two 18" strips of each color.  I think I cut the selvages to a width of 5.5".

I finally finished the last two purple strips and finished up the quilt this week ...

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August 1, 2020
Purple Selvedges from Romany Quilting

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for August has just been announced as purple.  Luckily I had rummaged through my bag of selvedge strips and gathered up any purple ones I could find, so I was ready to quickly make this block, in time for this week’s linky party.  Just a few purple strips, but enough to stitch up a purple selvedge block.


Purple selvedge block

And here is my collection of selvedge blocks I’ve stitched so far.  Don’t they look nice all together.  I’m aiming to make them into a tote bag when I get all ...

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July 26, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Selvage Progess from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I found another scrappy project that needed some blue blocks made July.

I am still working on sewing up all of my saved selvages.  This last week, I worked on completing the teal/turquoise and blue strips.

I decided to put them all up on the wall.  I still have to trim them to length, finish the two purple strips and then add the background fabric.  I am so close to a finish on this one.

...and done with saving selvages in the future!

What scrappy goodness have you been working on!

It is now your turn to share what ...

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May 21, 2020
Happy and Cheery! from Quilting Studio Adventures

I know I'm getting better.  I am in love with my current project.  Since it requires minimal cutting and simple sewing, I can do it.  Throughout the years I've seen various posts/projects using the selvages of fabrics.  They are interesting, tightly bound, and provide info for reordering.  One of my Sew Powerful buddies, Shirley Utz,  posted a picture of making fabric from selvages just I was cutting selvages to make a quilt backing.  So I've been going through my stash - under the guise of reorganizagting - and cutting off the selvages.  This picture shows the 12" blocks ...

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May 10, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Green is the Color for May from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Looks like I will be getting out my green scraps this month.  Dark green is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for May.

But before I get out my green scraps, I thought I would finish up sewing my green selvages.  I already had the lime green started but I spent this week finishing all the other greens.

To date I have 6 colors finished.  I haven't decided if I am going to just add blues and purples or if I am going to add some neutrals like black, gray and brown to the mix.  I certainly have enough selvages ...

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March 29, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Insanity from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

First, sorry if I didn't respond to some of your comments.  For some reason comment notifications quit coming to my inbox.
I think I have fixed the problem and it looks like everything is back to normal!

A couple years ago, I decided to start saving fabric selvages.  I have been tossing them in a big laundry basket and not really giving them any thought. Now I am not one to store things I never use - so while I am stuck at home, I decided to get them out and see what I could make with them.  

I decided ...

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November 9, 2019
Selvedge Quilt Finished from Romany Quilting

This is my first year taking part in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and I decided to make two different blocks each month, one of them being selvedge Asterisk blocks.   Each month I stitched two selvedge blocks in the suggested colour, except for black and dark brown, which I didn't fancy.  After sewing the blocks together, moving them from here to there till I was happy with the colour placement, I pinned the top to a fleecy backing and stitched in the ditch between the blocks for stability.  Then I decided on spiral quilting across the quilt.  I was a ...

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