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Date: 5/5/08 3:24 PM

Selvages project

If you had saved at least part of all the unused selvages from ALL of the projects that you had ever sewed, what would you have enough to make? Hers look like mostly quilting type fabrics, but it is an interesting concept.

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Date: 5/5/08 3:28 PM

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what would you have enough to make?


All the drapery, bed linen and table linen for the White House.

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Date: 5/5/08 4:35 PM

That is so cool, in a really bizarre way. I'd NEVER have thought to save my selvedge. Hmmm, that would be an entirely different scrap bag.

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Date: 5/5/08 10:58 PM

I have actually begun something similar. I have been a subscriber for about five years to Vogue Fabrics fabric swatches. I saved all the 2x3 inch squares and I am making them into a jacket. I'm kind of stalled on the project right now though because I need some spring clothes. The jacket is black linen, with black velvet collar, cuffs and a tie front. The body of the jacket is all those little fabric squares in a multitude of colors.

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Date: 5/5/08 11:19 PM

I'm amazed that they are even usable. She even organizes them. My DH would toss them or my cat would try to eat them.

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January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

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In reply to sewitfitsyou

Date: 5/6/08 10:36 AM

your jacket sounds AWESOME!!!

I can't wait to see your review! (is that motivation? lol)

I like to use selvadges as bindings but I would have never thought to put them in a scarf. Pretty cool..
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