Selvedges: Save or toss?

Do you save your selvedges?



The designers are really getting creative with their selvedge designs.


Dog bowls and owls from Riley Blake fabrics.

imageHow cute are these ducks?

I wasn’t a saver until Julie showed me all sorts of cool selvedge projects.   Pinterest has a ton of cool project ideas.





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 Oh, which one to make!?!?!


Well, I will say that I am well on my way to having a ton of selvedge projects.  The jar was jam packed.  Just need to decide which selvedge project to add my to-do list!

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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7 Responses to Selvedges: Save or toss?

  1. Woah, that’s a lot of selvedges! I’m terrible at saving mine; I really should be more diligent when there are such lovely projects out there!

  2. Nice! I think I may start saving some 🙂

  3. Jana says:

    I haven’t thought about using them before. Thanks for bringing up this topic. 🙂 I like the tote and the scarf best. Jana

  4. Kathy says:

    I am definitely a saver! At least of the pretty ones! I cut them 1.5″ wide so I have room to play!

  5. Eva says:

    I do save, I have a cover for my sewing projects folder in mind. There the selvedges are pressed on a glue fleece (don’t know the correct name…) and then you fix ’em with colorful and crazy stitches. This also works with very narrow selvedges but I recognized that many nice projects need a little piece of fabric two, so I think Kathy’s idea is just great!

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