Sunday, March 8, 2009

Selvages - Tell a Story

The saying.... every quilt tells a story has been true since the beginning of the needle & thread. The selvage also tells a story. (some say selvage some say selveldge - potatoe or potato or papa if you are in Spain, right Joanna?)

wikipedia defines selvage as: In a woven fabric, the selvage (or selvedge) is the uncut edge of the fabric which is on the right- and left-hand edges as it comes out of the loom. As such it is 'finished' and will not fray because the weft threads double back on themselves. The term also refers to the unfinished but structurally sound edges of flat knitted textiles.
Very often fabric near the selvage is not usable as it may have a different weave pattern, or may lack pile or prints that are present on the rest of the fabric requiring that the selvage fabric be cut off or hidden in a
hem. Not usable.... if they could only see how selvages are being used.

The selvage is so full of information. It shows how many screens it takes to print that fabric. It tells the order of placement for each screen.
(have you checked out the selvages on some of the chain fabrics?...not very many dots there)
I like to sew a piece of the selvage on the back as I am adding the binding. I then whip stitch it down to the back of the quilt. What does this do? Mainly it just helps me remember what collection was used in the particular quilt. I don't use this as the label but it does document the quilt for historians down the road.
So imagine how intrigued I was when I discovered Karen Griska's book, Quilts from the Selvage Edge. Her blog is a must read. I invited her to make a project for the moda bake shop using the scrapbags. Have you heard of the Moda Bake Shop?

A couple of years ago, the theme of the Moda booth for Quilt Market was Selvages! Small world! So I started saving some of the moda selvages. After visiting with Karen, we thought we would both do a giveaway. I have come to grips with the fact that I am never going to make anything from the selvages I have saved. So I am going to give them away here. Just post a comment and talk about it on your blog. I will draw 3 winners Saturday the 14th. Karen is giving away the pillow she made for the bake shop. Go to her blog for details to win the pillow.
Karen said it was okay to include selvages of any width or length, so I did. It seems as if I have been wrapping that ball for days. I think the winner will be pleased. Images may appear larger, so I photographed the "Selvage Ball" alongside some of balls that were laying around my house. (the basketball is a kids size) 2 of the winners will receive their selvages in a gift bag. I don't think I can get any more balls made. Can't wait to see all the selvage projects out there.

137 comments:

  1. I don't have a blog....oy. Hope that doesn't disqualify me. I will tell my friends about it though...does that count? I love the selvages stuff I've seen, including the pillow at the bake shop. I want to make one!
    ruthrberke at yahoo dot com

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  2. When I first read about things made with the selvage, I thought it was completely insane. But now that I have seen all of the pattern options, I just LOVE the look. It would help me get started on a project to win your lovely selvage ball.

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  3. this is cool, i should start digging mine out of the sewing room trash, no, just kidding, i will start saving them. thanks!!

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  4. I tell you, the selvage thing I didn't get until I started seeing all the wonderful projects! I've got one long piece of selvage for anybody who wants it. I'd been tossing them all out!

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  5. I recently discovered your blog and "selvages" and I think they are so special and indeed tell a story! You've so inspired me to try new projects!!! Your lovely ball would help me get started! Blessings ~ Alanna in DC

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  6. I am a slow quilter and haven't gotten enough selvages to make anything, so the addition of yours would really be a boost toward my selvage project plans.

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  7. I think the selvage ball looks good as is! It would be tempting to use the selvages, but then the ball would be gone! Decisions, decisions!
    Karen

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  8. I like to make string quilts, and I think I will start adding selvage strings to my quilt. It looks good in a ball too. :-)

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  9. I have been trying to save selvages after seeing all the great ideas!! I probably have thrown so many away over the years!!

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  10. Thanks, Lissa! Your giveaway gave me the idea to beg for selvedges on my blog, at the same time mentioning your giveaway and writing about Karen's blog. I hope my friends don't decide to hoard them instead of giving them to me, LOL! http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.com

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  11. It's amazing since I started blogging how I've learned selvedges are coveted. Makes me sick at all those I've thrown out as trash over the years. Anyway...I LOVE selvedges and have made a journal, bookmark, and tea wallet so far. I drool at Jodie at Ric Rac's amazing creations.

    I'll share your giveaway on my blog...even though it makes my chances of winning smaller. :o)

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  12. OOooh, yes!!

    I'd absolutely LOVE to WIN the selvage ball. I promise to keep it away from my kitty...Tiger Lily...she loves to play ball!

    Sure hope my luck comes through!

    Hugs

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  13. I would love to win that gorgeous ball of selvages. I can't wait to have the time to make a selvage project. I started keeping them in a big glass jar a while back. They look like candy. Bright colors and pretty dots.

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  14. Planet selvage. When I first looked at you photo I suddenly had a vision of the earth wound with selvages. Then I saw the golf ball. I'd love to win a ball. I'll share it on my blog.

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  15. A ball of selvages--a dream come true! I have been collecting (addicted to) selvages for about 15 years now and have a whole page devoted to (regaling the glories of) those wonderful, colorful strips. Check out (drool over) my selvage projects on my website and my Etsy store. And yes, I really (seriously) need more selvages!!

    www.quiltsbyelena.com
    www.carolinasquirrell.etsy.com

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  16. I love the selvage ball! I have so been wanting to make something out of selvages but so far don't have very many to use. This would be a great opportunity for me to get lots more selvages!
    Have a Blessed day,
    Diane

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  17. I could just kick myself, over and over, for throwing these away all through the years...I am a fabriholic and no telling how many balls I could make if I had every selvage gone to the garbage can! eekkk...

    I would love to win one of the gift bags or the ball either...I have ordered some paperweights, after seeing selvages put on the bottom of one while blogging one day! I am going to a retreat to meet 70 other quilters who I am friends with on the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum and I would love to make them all one of these.

    I wish everyone luck! and I hope I win too!

    Thank you for a great give-away!!

    www.pigtaledesigns.net

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  18. For years I threw all those selvaged edges away. That's what we were taught! Sigh....

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  19. I've just recently discovered the joys of selvages (after throwing them away for 20 yrs) so thanks for the give away ~ although I have to say that ball looks pretty cool all on its own.
    www.tinkquilts.blogspot.com

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  20. I just posted to my blog about your giveaway!
    http://scottieacres.blogspot.com

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  21. Me, Me!! Pick me!! So many of us have toss these precious strips of fabric for so long...if we had only known! Makes me sad to think of how much of what we paid for has ended up being trash!

    I love the idea of including a piece of the selvage on the back as an identification piece!

    Pam@
    www.pamgwillim.com
    mycreativemind@pamgwillim.com

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  22. I don't know why you would not use your own selvages, but I would love to be the recipient! Thanks!

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  23. When the selvage revolution started, I said I wouldn't follow. Needless to say, I have now done a few projects. I love seeing all the selvage ideas on the blogs. I hope I get picked so I can add more variety to my collection.

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  24. I have been saving selvages ever since I came across Karen's blog and saw the "Red Zinger" quilt. I would LOVE to have more to add to my selvage stash. Pick me, Please!

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  25. This is so cool. I have been saving my selvages and have only made a couple pin cushions but I am getting more and more ideas. I am posting this on my blog right now. Great giveaway.

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  26. It would certainly be interesting to win a selvage ball... please enter me in the giveaway, I have posted about it on my blog. I would probably make a bag. It would be so strong!

    http://mumsyblossom.blogspot.com/

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  27. I too have been intrigued by salvage. For some reason I just love them. Thanks for pointing out the book. I simply must own it. Your work is lovely!

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  28. Quilting with selvage edges is BRAND NEW to me!! In fact, the first time I saw it was on the Moda Bake Shop blog (the pillow) that you mentioned in your post. I actually posted about how cool it was on my blog that day. I thought about all the yards and yards of selvage edges I have cut off and tossed...that will SO not happen any longer!!

    I have already started collecting selvage edges from material I have recently tossed, as well as from my little personal stash. I can't wait to start making projects. I LOVE the shabby-sheik look. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE your extra selvage edges!!

    http://mylifeasacraftaholic.blogspot.com/

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  29. I am not a blogger, at least not yet, but am very interested in the selvage look. I especially like the dress and would like to make one like it. I plan to purchase the book. I have been donating my scraps and selvages to a group that makes pillows for an animal shelter. Guess the kitties and puppies will just have to have thinner or fewer pillows as I plan to save my selvages from now on. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  30. I recently took a string and crumb-piecing class and I fell in love with using selvages. I'm working on strip/crumb pieced blocks that will eventually become a duvet cover (to replace the very worn one on my bed) and I plan to incorporate many selvages. I'd love to win this ball!

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  31. I'm really starting to convert over to this selvage saving thing!! It's amazing what one can do with a selvage! So yours would give me a good head start!! Thanks!

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  32. At our Quilt Guild one of the gals brought in a purse that she made with sevages and it was so cute. If someone would of told to make a purse with sevages I would of said: "You want me to do what!" I've always looked at the sevages after I cut them off and wonder "What could I do with these?" Now with all these great ideas, I know what to do. It would be great to win these.


    www.hummingbirdhems.blogspot.com

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  33. Oooh, I would sooo love to win some of those wonderful selvages! I just visited a quilt shop in a town closeby and what did they have on display as soon as I opened the door? A selvage quilt! It was wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win. ~ Deb

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  34. It would be great to win these! I'm saving my selvages in a 1-gallon ziploc bag and this would just about fill it up so I can make something with them!

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  35. I'd love to win the ball. Making a selvage quilt is definitely on my to do list.

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  36. This is great! I love the idea of puting a piece of th selvage in the bindig. This may come in handy years down the road if you need to patch the quilt.

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  37. I'm a new quilter, the first one finished and second one in progress, so I don't have a lot of selvages. But I like to save them untill I've enough for something and the selvage ball will help a lot.
    I don't have a blog yet.
    Bye bye
    Bernadet from the Netherlands
    (bernadetbakker@solcon.nl)

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  38. OMG....I have never used my selvages yet but am trying to collect enough to make something. I am thinking I need this book as inspiration and of course the knowledge as I was just wondering about how tiny the seam allowance must be to save the writing. You will be a life saver for some lucky lady (crossing my fingers and toes).

    Happy sewing,
    Sheila

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  39. Wow, look at that ball! It would be interesting to make something out of selvages...

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  40. The ball looks great. I collect selfages for a long time.
    Britta

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  41. I've been harvesting selvages for over a year now ~ and hope to start a quilt later this year. I used some to make a Priority Quilt for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative late last year ~ 9" x 12" overall. Love the ball you've shared ~ very cool! And yes, Karen's selvage blog is GREAT fun to follow.

    My blog is http://quiltdivajulie.blogspot.com

    Thanks!!

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  42. Love to win that ball of selvedges!

    ~Hannah (gdesigns AT wildblue DOT net)

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  43. hiyall,
    I havew a doz projects running thru my head for selvage, pick me! pick me!
    (mauh) Liz
    erzebatbat@aol.com
    erzebat/blogspot.com

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  44. Love the 'planet selvedge' image! Thanks for offering them. I'd love to add them to my own teeny tiny collection, and start sewing with them.

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  45. I love it, I'd love to have a ball o'selvages as a decoration until I can't stand it any longer and must sew them!

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  46. I cannot believe how many selvages have gone to the landfills :-( I would love to make a Selvage project, so I am starting to collect my selvages now. I mentioned your give away on my blog. I'd love for you to stop by and visit me anytime.

    Jocelyn

    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  47. Would love to win your selvages. Have started adding them to my crumb blocks but to win this many would mean I could do larger projects
    valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

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  48. What a fun giveaway! If I win, I'd send them to Ms. RicRac 'cause she does such fantastic work! When I grow up I want to be able to make a dress like that selvedge dress she made! ;-)

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  49. After discovering Karen Griska and her work, I am a dedicated selvage quilter! I'd love to have many more selvages.

    Mary Frances

    mfwood108@gmail.com

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  50. Would love to win your selvages, please count me in! Thanks!

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  51. Thank you for this opportunity to win some selvages. Having done a few small projects with them, I am good and ready to try something bigger, like say a string quilt. Your ball of selvages would really help in this regard!

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  52. I came across your blog from Quilter's Blog and when I saw the title, Selvages, I had to immediately jump on over to read. I am a newbie to Karen's wonderful world of selvages. This is TOO coincidental, Karen just recently gave me permission to use her name on my blog. So now, with your blog and Karen's I feel honored to have a chance to win some selvages.

    I would like thank Karen for taking the time out of her busy schedule to email me back.

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  53. I've only just discovered selvages - how sad all the ones I've thrown away over the years!
    Sue

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  54. Well I was sure I had left a comment but I can't find it! Thank you for the opportunity to win some lovely selvage.

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  55. I've only been quilting for about 3 weeks, but have already started saving my selvages. It will take me a year to have enough to make anything, unless I win!

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  56. I've lusted after more selvages to have enough to really create something. Please enter me in your drawing, and thanks for having it!

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  57. I would love to win this! Have wanted to make something with selvedge for a while, but usually only use vintage fabrics which never seem to have selvedge!

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  58. What a wonderful way to present the Selvedges, I would absolutely love to win one of these, I have been collecting them for ever and day, my daughter too collects them as and when she cuts her fabrics. This is superb though, I cannot begin to imagine how many are wrapped around that ball. Please enter me and I am now off to place this on my Blog as per the rules. Thankyou for doing this. Janet in UK

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  59. I love the concept on no waste and using the selvedges is such a great idea. Camille Roskelly's mother made her the cutest, framed little picture with the selvedges from their fabric line and I thought it was soooo cute. I just love creative people.

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  60. What a great way to spread the Selvage story. I've just recently started cutting selvages from my fabric and looking forward to experimenting.

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  61. What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to try it and post the results on my blog. I hope I win :D

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  62. Ooh! Selvages! Love em like candy!

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  63. At first, I was initially going to make crochet'd rugs out of the various selvedges that I have already collected. The alternate was just to hold onto them to see if I can find more of my favorite fabrics when they come around again, seeing as how a good portion of them are specialty fabrics, like glow in the dark, or seasonal. After seeing the Selvedge Blog, Im getting all sorts of other ideas to make quilts to remember what I made with the fabrics the first time, and use them as a sort of cart along to quilt stores to see if i can still find my fave fabrics.

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  64. Love seeing all the selvage projects here together! Your ball o' selvage is fun :)

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  65. A ball of selveges?? WOWSERS! That is an amazing prize :D I remember admiring them as a child when my mother would sew.

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  66. I love selvedges and have been collecting them for nearly 6 months...how I wish I would have started earlier! I just posted about your fun giveaway on my blog...please count me in!

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  67. Yes, add me to your blog giveaway! I'm feeling lucky, plus I'm a selvage lover, too.

    Now I'm off to blog about your giveaway...

    Carla over at Feathered Fibers

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  68. I would love to win your selvages but I don't have a blog. If this doesn't disqualify me, plese put my name in the drawing. It would be wonderful to have so many selvages to add to my small collection.

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  69. I want to win the selvages so I can try my hand on making the pillow, who knows I might even win the pillow...hope,hope.

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  70. I just wonder how much I have thrown away. I am amazed at the gorgeous creations!
    jodie.marie
    at
    verizon.net

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  71. Please enter me in the contest for your selvage ball!

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  72. This is one giveaway I would definitely love to win. I have all my fingers crossed and will post about it on my blog,

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  73. Selvages are all the rage now, huh? Well, I have been using them in my crazy quilting for years. I would love to get my hands on that ball, lol. Please enter me in your give away and then draw my name as a winner. I will post this on my blog.

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  74. i AM TOTALLY SMITTEN WITH THE SELVAGE AND PROMISE TO GIVE THEM A HAPPY NEW HOME UP NORTH IN MICHIGAN.

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  75. So, I guess when you accidentally have the selvage edge in a block it's okay? That's happened to me a couple of times. I love the selvage idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  76. I love selvage projects! Thank you for this give-a-way. I don't have a blog, but I would sure love to win this ball!

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  77. I have not yet made a selvage project. I have used them to tie gifts though. I think a selvage pom-pom would be cute!

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  78. Wow, what a lovely gesture. Thank you for offering some of your stash to a few lucky winners. I have just begun collecting my selvages, but I do plan to make a throw quilt with them. Thanks for considering my entry as well!

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  79. My daughter is feverishly collecting selvages, I give ALL of mine to her, and yes I'd love to win yours, I might even share them with her. I've made bookmarks with selvages. Fun! Thanks. Here's hoping to win from Idaho!

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  80. I'd be glad to win this... :) May I also? This ball looks great.. :)

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  81. I would love to win that beautiful ball of selvedges! I moved 2 years ago and I think I threw out all the ones I had collected. :( I'm saving again, but it's slow going. Please enter me in the drawing. I've got my fingers and my toes crossed in hopes that I win!

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  82. I would love to win rhe selvage ball!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  83. It would be fantastica to win one of these. Here in Spain..... bufff very difficult to find fabrics like yours to make a selvages ball.....
    Thank you for the gifts.
    Love

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  84. Years ago I made a quilt with authentic African fabrics and some of them had the coolest printing in the salvages, so I did find a way to let them show. Maybe I was on to something and didn't know it. I don;t have a blog, but I learn so much from reading many of them. I am going to start saving more of my selvages. Oh, no! One more thing on my to do list!

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  85. That ball looks great! Almost a shame to unroll it. But I sure would love to win.

    Jittina (the Netherlands)

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  86. Not only the selvages but the lovely things that wrap the jelly rolls and other moda fabrics, I save those as well. I don't have enough to use yet, but I'm slowly building a stash which my husband is starting to question.

    Barbara (Canada)

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  87. I have just started saving myself to make...well, something. This would give me a jump start!!!

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  88. Oh selvages .... I love all the projects. Just last night I saw a whole chair uphosltered in selvages .... what a site to see. I want to make a zinger quilt and tote. More importantly I work with my GC to sew ... using selvages will teach them to never throw anything away ... we can make something together. Thanks. Throw me into the pot, please.

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  89. I'm currently in the middle of my selvage obsession. I've made several projects and have more in mind, so I could always use more selvages! Thanks for the chance.

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  90. I've loved looking at other peoples creations made from selvages and they look great wrapped up in that ball! It would be pretty hard to unravel it but I think I could manage! I'm off to blog about it now :)

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  91. I look forward to winning a ball of selvages.........

    Karen L

    bklang at agwireless dot net

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  92. What a unique giveaway! I think it's incredibly creative and fun. A chance to do something very different.
    johnandsteph02 at yahoo -dot- com

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  93. Your blog is great - I'm glad I found it!

    I've JUST started my selvage collection and I'd love to add more so quickly!

    owenjulesmommy at gmail dot com

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  94. Okay then I would have no excuse but to make that pillow from moda bakeshop!
    send anne a letter at gmail dot com

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  95. Oooh, a ball of selvage would be a lovely start to a sweet little project. I've not tried to make one yet, I'm still saving up selvage edges!

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  96. All the projects makes me wish I hadn't thrown my collection out!!!

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  97. I am going to post about this on my blog!! I would love to win those and turn them into something great. So please include me in your contest.Tammy

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  98. As I posted on my blog, I could give that ball of selvage a good home. Love your blog.

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  99. I had never seen anything made from selvage until a friend sent me this site and I cannot thank her enough.

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  100. I just started following the selvage blog and am hooked. I only have a few collected so far though so I would love this ball!

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  101. And to think I have been throwing away selvages for all these years because I was told they were useless. Oh my!

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  102. I love your blog - I have been saving selvages for a couple of years but never knew what to do with them until now - thanks for the inspiration and information.

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  103. I must be a dope I have not started to save them, but with all the wonderful things i see out in blog-land how i would love them

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  104. I have been saving selvedges for years. Iam so addicted! I would love to win this ball and would jump and down for joy!~! I make humbug bags, wallets, cosmetic cases and I am about to do a tote! So I need more selvedges please.

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  105. I've been intrigued with the selvedge projects since I first saw the dress made from them. I love the little zipper bags, potholders, postcards and more. The selvedge ball would be very much loved here.

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  106. Haha, how awesome that you wound them into a ball! If I win it, I will be very tempted to crochet with it ;)

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  107. my cousin would love his is uses up everything and would love to know she could use up selvages too. I like the skirt idea

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  108. What a great giveaway! I've been thinking about saving them but I don't go through enough fabric to get anywhere fast. If I win, I promise to create something neat with it! and post about it at my blog.

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  109. Interesting! Because I need another project pile of scraps, I'm going to start saving mine too!

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  110. Wow! I could make a lot of things with these selvage balls.

    Bertha Mallard

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  111. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Isn't it amazing how seamstress can find something to do with every little inch. I will post about it on my blog.
    Thank you,
    Bonnie

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  112. I thought of the selvages as waste until I happened on Karen't blog. Now I'm tying to come up with something creative to make with them. A package of selvages would help!

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  113. I love the way selvages look and I've always hating throwing them away. Now I'm glad I found a reason to keep them. I'm in the process of trying to find the perfect project to use them on. I would love to have addition to my growing collection!

    Thank you for being willing to share your selvages and host this giveaway!

    Aleisha

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  114. I have never thought to use the selvage, but WOW, would LOVE to try it out. Everything looks so unique! Will be blogging about this. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  115. I wonder why I didn't think of this? I throw away my selvages - now I will be asking all my quilting friends to save me theirs. What a wonderful idea to keep them - which means that I can now save every little scrap of fabric.

    Irene

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  116. Oh NO! I don't know how I stumbled across this but I know now I've found my new obsession!

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  117. I am a sad case - hooked on selvedge, with never enough to do the grand projects I have in mind. Local craft shops and friends know that I only ever want fabric with the selvedge attached - I am usually greeted with "Yes, yes, you can have the bit with the selvedge on - I'll cut the other piece off for the shop" (such lovely, understanding people).
    So very generous of you to offer this gift to blogworld - good wishes to you.
    ~Sonya
    (sagoontuesdays.blogspot.com)

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  118. I would, like everyone else that commented, love to win!
    I've recently gone back through my stash to cut off any selvedges I have.
    Sara
    www.itsjustonemore.blogspot.com

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  119. I want make check book covers for myself and my sisters. I'm amazed at what I thought looked like garbage someone came up with the idea to use them. I now will be saving my selvedges.

    As the others have expressed...it would be fun to win. Feeling lucky!
    Anna~MN

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  120. WOW...I just started looking at some selvedge projects...and am amazed! Now I am collecting selvedges...I have 1 in a shoebox so far !!! LOL...sure would like to give that lonely selvedge some company ! Anita in Florida

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  121. I love running across new, great ideas to add to my crazy quilts. Would love to add that selvedge ball to my CQ stash! Barb in Missouri

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  122. I've been thinking of a few things I would make once I have enough selvages...

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  123. I'd love a bag - I've mentioned it on my blog...

    http://spinningstar.wordpress.com/

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  124. The projects I have been seeing with selvages are so darn cute! Love it! Please enter me into the drawing:) pinkpincushion@gmail.com

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  125. Where have I been, I just discovered saving selvages. I have to try this...I would love to be in your drawing....off to post at my site.

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  126. LOve the idea of using selvages., An dto think I had been using them for garden tie ups for years.....I wonder how many quilty things I could have made? OPh well, better late than never! Please count me in the giveaway. A selvage ball could be so much fun to play with.
    Jane

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  127. OMG!! I just found this! I'm so glad that I am not late! I am sick with the amount of selvedges that I have thrown out in the past! Man! I have kept my little bits and pieces for years and years....Well, it is not too late to start now! I found you because I want to know how to cut the selvedge off in the first place! I have never heard of it before. I live in the Middle East and it is hard to find fabrics here but we are getting more than 14 years ago when I arrived and it seems we get the 'reject' pile from America! It's all good. We have a dynamic group of quilters here from all over the world and I can't wait to make a selvedge something to show at our monthly meeting! The thing is, I DON'T have any!!! Yet!!?? heehee...

    Go to my fairly new blog at: www.coffeebeansdailies.blogspot.com and leave me a note!

    PS. I was in a quilting funk for about a year and have finally gotten out of it since Lynne Edwards came and taught some classes! Am new to the blogging quilters world too. I'm loving mi vida!!

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  128. Oh, hi, in case it makes a difference, I have an addy in the States!

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  129. What a great idea. Salvages are a history chart!! Thanks for the thoughts. Rebecca

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  130. There once was a youngish quilter mummy who had a lovely pile of selvedges happening...she would delight in fondling them and imagining what project she could create with them...UNTIL
    husband THOUGHT he was helping by "throwing out all those sewing scraps sitting in the basket" in the sewing room/study...
    hence followed ranting and raving by the mummy quilter...threatening said husband with rotary cutter if he laid hands on ANYTHING that looked like fabric/ sewing paraphanelia ever again.!
    So.. mummy quilter would love to replenish the empty basket with your yummy selvedges....
    ( PS. Husband can now identify a selvedge from a mile away...he won't dare do that again ! )

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  131. I don't have a blog either --- but, I do keep the selvages on my fabric, to help me identify it, in case I need to find/buy more. I also give the selvages to a quilting friend --- she has a selvage quilt "in the works" --- or, so she tells me.

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  132. I'm getting my name in the "hat" at the last minute, but oh what a great prize if my name is chosen!Mmmm, whatever will I make? So many great ideas are popping up everywhere!

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  133. I hope it's not to late to enter. I have been collecting selvedges as well (very, very small collection so far). I love to just look at them.

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