I know, I know. I have said it before. I love “this” or I LOVE “that.”
But SERIOUSLY… I have fallen in love with sewing selvages. There is one good thing about my new addiction. The selvages will eventually run out. And I will have to go back to sewing selvage-less.
Want to see what I have accomplished in the last couple of weeks? Look at my selvage bin NOW.
When I first showed you, it overflowed and was in some serious need of an intervention.
First off, I pulled out and sewed the strips with the little color dots. I am calling them my Selvage Foundations. There’s over 500 strips here.
I did manage to make a few things. Here is a smaller version of my table runner/wall hanging. Can be used as a mug rug or mini wall hanging. I put triangle tabs on the back for hanging. It measures 12 1/2″ by 14 1/2″.
As you probably guessed, I really like working with this fabric combo. A lot. Rust, light orange and black. For the back, I made Log Cabin borders with the selvages.
Then with the leftover scraps, I made this little mug rug. It measures 9″ by 10″.
It has an inset circle like the quilt I am making.
Here’s the back. I used more of the fabric along with the selvages.
Some of the selvages are really fun. “Let’s go to Molly’s.” We can have coffee in her Backyard.
I made these selvage blocks “string style” on the diagonal. Love the green and purple theme. I plan to make one more and then I will scratch my head a couple times to see what ideas are itching to fall out.
So far, I like this one best.
Two more Christmas trees in the works. Just need to sit and sew.
There’s so MUCH in that selvage bin that I organized some of the strips by color. I set aside all of these black and white ones. Going to make something, not sure what.
I also sat aside these really long strips. Planned to work on them further down the road. But I kept staring at them.
What to do!! What to do!! In my stash I found this piece of light green quilted material I bought so many years ago that I don’t remember when. Only the where. JoAnn’s.
With no particular project in mind, I started sewing selvages onto the green quilted foundation. After several hours, I ended up with this. Now I have to decide what to do with it.
I had NO IDEA working with selvages would be so much fun!! Who knew…
What projects are YOU working on? Have you started your holiday shopping? I know what I want for Christmas. Selvages.