Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Salvaging my selvages Prototype and Inspriation

Prototype

Here is the finished project prototype that I made at the Mama Said Sew craft party. 





It was the salvaging selvages craft party taught by Tara.


I made my bag with just the writing from the selvages but the next ones that I make will incorporate the fabric  as well. I am going to tweak the design a little and I may even try my hand at a tutorial. We shall see how the week goes.

At the risk of making my project look pathetic, here are some designs collected on the Selvage Blog. Each photo has a link to the blog post with the designer and creator credit.
Would love to wear this hat!

Would not want this to get wet!
My favorite by far.
This is one of the most amazing sewing projects I have ever seen!

I don't think I sew enough, It would take me a decade or more to save up enough selvages for something like this. Although my cousin is now saving her selvages for me so I might be able to make some more projects later. . . thank you Mimi.


31 comments:

  1. I have a nice little pile of selvages started for you!

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  2. Heather, that's how you get tons of selvages, tell your quilting buddies like Mirja (above) that you need them. That's how Jodie Carleton of Australia got enough to make that amazing selvage dress, and her other incredible selvage masterpieces.
    You are going to be busy doing a project every week! Can't wait to see what you make.
    Karen

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  3. When I got started with selvages, I asked my guild members to save them for me and I had more than enough to make my first 16 selvage quilts.
    Also, I don't wait until I use the fabric, I cut the selvages off my stash when I buy the yardage.

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  4. Karen,
    Thank you for the great ideas. I am going to paw through my fabric stash to see what selveges I can find. Funny that I will probably use the selveges before I use the fabric!

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  5. Love that dress!! How fun!!

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  6. ok, first off your wee one is sooooo darn cute!!!! So expressive!

    I noticed you bought a new machine with tons of decorative stitches. Mine has a lot of those, too. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

    Have fun with the selvages... I know Karen does.

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  7. I came over here from Karen blog - the baby - so cute with those hats. She is quite the model!

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  8. neat bag
    cute baby
    what fun!

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  9. Love selvage projects!

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  10. One of the cutest baby pictures I've seen! Welcome to the fun world of selvage quilting. I've been making selvage items since I met Karen at an Empire Quilter's meeting three or four years ago. And I'm planning a new big project -- as soon as the current WIP is, well, not done, but under control.

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  11. Selvages are so much fun! Love the baby! What a cutie.

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  12. Aren't they just great, some people are very clever.

    cheers
    Christine

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  13. Lily is so cute. For a minute she may have been the giveaway.
    Your slevage projects are really cute.

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  14. I've been saving my selvages but I have yet to make something with them. That dress is awesome! Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

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  15. Hi! Good for you to be getting into selvages! Karen's an inspiration, isn't she? My friends have been helping me save selvages for nearly a year. I have a BIG box of them and hope to make a quilt. All the best in your endeavors!

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  16. That sounds like a fun kind of party to go to. I like your bag.

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  17. I am saving, saving selvages. I hope soon I will have enough to make something.

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  18. Selvage Blog has pointed me to your blog.
    I'm glad she did. I've glanced through a number of your posts and have decided to FOLLOW.

    Cute little gal you have :^)

    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  19. Congrats you made a beautiful work!, I'll have to give it a try.
    Your follower now!
    tks fr the chance xoxo

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  20. it's amazing how many selvages you will get when you ask just a couple people to save them for you! then I went through my stash of yardage a while back and cut all the selvages off, I believe if I had the patience I could make that dress too! but I'm just doing small projects with mine. they are totally addicting!!!

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  21. Just remember you have to start somewhere.....a cute little pillow is a nice way to get going :0).
    I made the cutest baby doll quilt for my granddaughter Lily from salvages......she loves it. Oh and of course a matching tiny pillow.

    Happy sewing, Karen sent me :0)

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  22. I have been saving selvages but have yet to start my first project! Yours looks great!

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  23. Love this blog and all it's content! I signed up to follow you! I also would love to wear the selvage hat or better yet make one for when I garden! Where did you find this layout? Just lovely!

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  24. I am sooooo falling in love with selvages! Thank you!!

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  25. What wonderful items that can be made with selvedges, great inspiration.

    Debbie

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  26. I agree with Karen "Selvage Quilter" above, I cut off the selvages when I get the fabric home. Then I keep them in containers sorted by color. Have fun! Lily Bear is the most beautiful model I've ever seen! So sweet!

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  27. That is one great bag for your first selvage design. However, what drew me to your blog was the beautiful baby - lovely outfit.

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  28. Congratulations on starting a blog! I just started my sewing one in November, but yours is much more personalized. Don't you just love how much valuable sewing information you can find on the 'net? Have fun, Terri in BC

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  29. Or, you could go to the LQS and shop for yards and yards of fabric JUST to have the selvage edges! Lol...would love to be on that trip!

    hugz
    Pam

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  30. Thanks to the Selvage Blog for directing me to your blog. Love the little bag and can't wait to make one (or several). Thanks for the tutorial!!

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