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PLEASANT HOME: Scrappy 2010 Selvage Quilt FINISHED ! Yes I shouted FINISHED!!!

PLEASANT HOME: Scrappy 2010 Selvage Quilt FINISHED !

Because I am so excited to have this quilt done and be able to share it with you! I am beyond happy with the way this quilt turned out... It is my Scrappy 2010 Quilt.. If you want to know more about my yearly Scrappy quilts... You can read about them HERE... My new friend Karen quilted it for me! If you'd like to see some of Karen's quilting... you can go to THIS link. The backing is a great print from Sweetwater Fabrics that I picked up quite some time ago. Seaside Stitches: Emerald Selvage Spiderweb. I celebrated Worldwide Quilting Day yesterday by finishing my Emerald Selvage Spiderweb!

Seaside Stitches: Emerald Selvage Spiderweb

I started this quilt two weeks ago at my guild's quilt retreat. Our instructor, Chris Bagley, did a great job inspiring us with several samples with different flavors. I'd like to make another spiderweb someday, without selvages, and include some fussy cut centers. Can you see the orange pinwheels in the centers of the spiderwebs? That's my nod to 2012's Tangerine Tango. The piece of Kona Fern I had left over was not quite wide enough for the back, so I pieced a strip of long selvages to add a few inches. The first class that Karen and I took at MQX in Providence in 2010 was with Pam Clarke.

In the spiderwebs, I quilted a mum-like flower. I knew I wanted a green binding on the front, but there was too much green on the back, so I tried a two-sided binding for the first time. BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels. Have you ever stopped to wonder about that “funky” edge of your printed cotton fabrics – the side you’ve probably cut off before getting started with your project?

BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels.

The edge of your printed cotton fabric that can include words, phrases and colors is called the selvage edge (sometimes selvedge). This humble portion of the fabric is often thought of as unusable, and cut off to be tossed into the trash. Recently sewists have discovered new ways to use the lowly selvage edge, not only for creating fabulous projects but also as inspiration for mixing and matching colors with fabric prints.

Search results for selvage quilt. Lynne in New England was inspired by the quilt on the cover of my book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" when she made this stunning wall quilt.

Search results for selvage quilt

She has such an artistic eye. Look how she handles all those blues, and the little splashes of red, orange and yellow are just right. I also like how the quilting lines echo the selvages. The red cherry dot near the center of the quilt, the brown lacy strip in the southeast corner, and that sparkling black and white binding...oh this quilt has it all! Yayyy, Lynne! Selvage quilting projects - Selvedge Quilt Blocks. My selvedge quilt project is off to a slow start. Here are two nine-inch blocks, each using 19 pieces of selvedge. I've seen several approaches to sewing down the selvedge strips. I opted to layer them, like shingles on pieces of linen/cotton blend. (The weave is a little looser than all cotton and I thought it might be more forgiving for doing the precision stitching along the edges of the selvedge strips.)

Sewing with Selvages: Making Your Own Selvage Fabric. Shea Henderson of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio and Empty Bobbin Sewing shows you how to make your own selvage fabric today.

Sewing with Selvages: Making Your Own Selvage Fabric

You can save every little bit of your favorite fabrics and turn those bits into something new and fabulous! Shea even has a bonus PDF tutorial for you to download, showing you how to turn the selvage fabric into a fun pillow. Today’s post includes helpful tips, and some fun ideas for how to use the fabric. Look for more great tips and projects from Shea when her first book comes out in September 2014, School of Sewing. You can also learn more about her studio and projects in Shea’s introduction. If you’re like me, you might have a small collection of selvages just waiting for the perfect project… Scraps of past projects, each with their own story.

This tutorial will show you how to create your own “fabric” from selvages and a foundation fabric. Start by creating your base cloth. Using my skirt pattern pieces as a guide, I used Kona Bone cut to 14″ x 42″. Fun, right? Cutting the Selvage Edge and Re-true Fabric. Selvage quilt. Discover The Secrets Behind Selvage Quilt Patterns. Sewing with selvages is a fairly recent trend in quilting.

Discover The Secrets Behind Selvage Quilt Patterns

It wasn’t until the past decade or so that actually using the selvage for quilt patterns was considered acceptable. But, what’s the deal with using special scraps? Why has it become so popular all of the sudden? Looking for creative ways to repurpose your scraps? Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy/Selvage Quilt/Quilting tips. There are a lot of people who make Sewing With Nancy happen.

Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy/Selvage Quilt/Quilting tips

From the Sewing With Nancy staff in Beaver Dam, WI to the crew at Wisconsin Public TV, around 20 people are involved. As the saying goes, many hands make light of work! One of the engineers on the crew, Lynn DeRolf, usually concentrates her efforts on lighting the set. Recently she asked if I’d save selvages from fabrics as she and her mom were working on a selvage block quilt. I’ve never made a selvage block quilt, so I thought you’d like to learn along with me how to do so from a crew member, friend, and fellow stitcher. Guest blogger Lynn DeRolf Making Selvage Blocks Quilts made with the selvage edge of fabric have been gaining popularity over the past few years. Your first challenge is gathering enough selvage edges to get started. Once I gathered a good stash of selvage strips, I sorted the wider strips from narrower ones, and then sorted by color. What Is Fabric Selvage?