Do you save your selvages?
You know, those little sides that run along the edge of your fabric?
They tell you a lot about the fabric you are using:
I began saving my selvages several years ago
when I started following Karen Griska's
It's called the place for
EXTREME SCRAP QUILTERS
(after all, who but the extreme would save those selvages?)
She gives daily ideas for uses of selvages
from quilts to dresses....
...and even furniture.
I thought it would be so fun to recover a chair
for my sewing room.
So I began saving and saving and saving with each project.
And the pile grew and grew.
Looking at them brings fond memories
of some of my favorite fabrics.
Have I made anything with those selvages over the years?
I do use the color codes quite often
when planning a quilt.
Sometimes I will even take a selvage with me to a
quilt store when
selecting and matching fabrics.
But, as my pile grew, I began to feel a little guilty.
They need a good home
where they would be appreciated,
loved and paid attention to.
Someone who would take good care of them
and help them reach their true potential.
Happily they have been adopted
by my friend Cynthia ( Dream, Quilt, Create)
A large box has been sent off to California.
Will I keep collecting selvages from my fabrics
in the future?
You betcha :)