Making something using selvage strips has been on my mind for A LONG TIME. Almost two years. That is how long I have been collecting them. Slowly my collection began to build. Until my bin started to overflow.
It was time to get started. (Just what I needed, right? Another new project. )
Sorting through them all took several days. I separated those with color coding dots from those with just the manufacturer/designer names.
I decided to work with a 7″ width since that was about the average length of each “section” with color dots. Which meant I would be making something long. Rectangular. A table runner or wall hanging. Quilt-As-You-Go seemed the best method. So I sewed the strips to muslin.
After two days of sewing, I ended up with 134 strips, 65 inches.
OK… That’s long enough!! At least to get started on my First Selvage Project.
These are the fabrics I selected to go with the selvages.
Three Log Cabin borders.
And hanging on the wall. Love it!! It will for sure become a permanent fixture on my craft room wall. A new addition to the Donna Wall.
And of course, I couldn’t make just one item. Not after sewing selvage strips for TWO WHOLE DAYS!!
I made a basket.
Table Runner and Basket
Table runner/wall hanging measures 46 1/2″ by 18 1/4″. (75 selvage strips)
I still have quite a few strips left. Especially those with just the designer names. So look for more projects using these cute strips.
What do you do with your selvage strips? Hopefully you aren’t throwing them away. (You can send them to me. I’ll take them.)
My plan is to do a tutorial to show you how I made my set. Maybe you will join me and create your own table runner/wall hanging. Now Go. Collect up your selvage strips.
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