I have just about exhausted all of my black and white selvages. I still have lots of black and white strips left. Just not as many with “words”, the stuff that makes selvages so fun to work with.
So far, I made a sewing machine cover. A little zippered clutch bag. And the front to what I think will be a pillow. Or maybe a small table runner.
All of the strips were first sewn to pre-quilted fabric.
I made the sewing machine cover first. I had an idea to use a strip of this sewing machine fabric I showed you several days ago.
It went together quickly. I spent two days working on it.
It is reversible.
Why did I name my new sewing machine cover Alice? Because the majority of the selvage strips came from fabric designed by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures. I knew I bought a lot of black and white fabrics (love them) but I hadn’t realized they were mostly from one designer.
The Log Cabin selvage block was an idea I got after fussy cutting one of the antique sewing machines. Lavender.
And I had the perfect lavender fabric to use. Some leftover from the sewing machine cover. I got the fabric from Connecting Threads. Sweetgrass Prairie. On sale. It was in one of the four FQ bundles I bought. I will be pulling pieces from those bundles for months. Years.
For the little clutch, I tried something different.
No inside lining. Since the selvage strips were sewn to pre-quilted black fabric, I let that be the lining. I decided to do French side seams. 😦 I knew I would have to use my walking foot due to the bulk but I wasn’t expecting the needle to jam and stall. Twice!! But I managed to finish it up without any damage to my Janome. Whew!!
What will I make next? Probably more sewing machine covers. I enjoy making them and have lots more ideas for more using different blocks I have wanted to try. They satisfy my need to sew and quilt “something.” Not too tiny. But not huge either. A day or two at the most and I have a completed item. And more zippered bags. I have an idea for one using my selvage “dots.”
OK. Enough about me. What did you finish up this week? Do tell.
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