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Selvedge Edge Addiction
Projects created from the selvedges... amazing
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Date: 9/2/12 5:32 PM

So if you haven't seen this... look how much fun:

Here's the most amazing one, IMO:


And here is the LINK to the blog with more pictures of this dress.

Amazing, isn't it?

Here was the first project I tripped over that got me hooked on wanting to do something:




And then there is a whole group devoted to selvedge edge projects! FLICKR SELVEDGE EDGE GROUP

So about two weeks ago, I got 11 large shopping bags (think bigger than a walmart grocery bag) full of quilting cottons... (for $60!!! what a screeeeeeaming good deal!) ...

I sorted through all of them last night - until 4 AM - no joke lol - putting the ones to the side that still have their selvedge edges. Alot of the batiks didn't have any (bummer!)

Here's my pile of potential:




And to put it in perspective, that pile is about knee-high.

Lots to play with!

-- Edited on 9/2/12 5:35 PM --

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Date: 9/2/12 6:07 PM

This is news to me. Just think of all the selvedges sitting in scrap bins all around the world.

It is really strong stuff, very tightly woven. You got me thinking.

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Date: 9/2/12 6:32 PM

Jodie at Ric Rac and Annie at Flowergarden have been using selvedges for years in some really creative ways.

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Date: 9/2/12 8:52 PM

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Jodie at Ric Rac and Annie at Flowergarden have been using selvedges for years in some really creative ways.

I know!!! (now!)

So where on earth have ***I**** been?!?!?!?

OMG

This is all so fun!

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Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
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APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
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Date: 9/2/12 10:11 PM

I am amazed at this! Never thought of selvedge uses except for stay uses with organza, etc. Never as a decorative feature, although I always found the color palette dots fun. I would love to make a summer hat with this technique! I'll have to work that into my sew-along year commitment enacted about 2 hours ago.

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Date: 9/2/12 10:35 PM

I love this idea. I used it on a shirt last winter and am going to put some on the edge of a vest I have cut out.

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Date: 9/3/12 0:23 AM

It's funny, isn't it? We think the world's become a much smaller place, with the internet giving us access to so much information, but there's so much more out there, we can't possibly see it all.

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Date: 9/3/12 1:16 AM

Here I was thinking I was creative leaving it on the edge of a bag That is just amazing!

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Date: 9/3/12 3:34 AM

Great ideas!

You can also do something like this: Confetti Fabric at Instructables. Makes me want to go out and buy stuff, just to shred it and make into something pretty! LOL

(Why, oh WHY am I so drawn to impractical things???)

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Date: 9/3/12 3:46 AM

Amazing isn't it? I saw Jodie's Selvedge dress a few years ago in person, along with many other of her creations. The dress took my breath away.

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