Wednesday, August 27, 2008

selvage (or selvedge) love

Don't we all love the selvage on our fabrics? I do, especially the color dots. Perhaps it's an extension of my polka-dot love.

Recently I have seen several projects(here, here and here) using selvage that have me inspired. I've now diligently started collecting.

I have a small stash of japanese import fabric who's selvages are adorable (no surprise), so fun!

snowflakes
houses
apples
birds (my personal favorite)
and ice cream cones (my daughters favorite)***update***
(I can't believe I almost forgot this...)
I just love this cute little sewing machine on this one

17 comments:

  1. Cute! I have a whole selvedge collection waiting for inspiration myself.

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  2. I love selvedge, Vintage Ric Rac has LOADS of selvedge projects on her blog, the bag is one of my favourites: http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/03/selvedge-bag.html
    Gillian

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  3. hey what's the deal with selvedge? why do they have it anyway?

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  4. oh my goodness Gillian, you are right...that bag is adorable! I love it.

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  5. Are you kidding me?? Oh my goodness, that is so cute! I love little details like that where the mundane becomes a space for creativity... Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Those snowflakes with the penguin tumbling on top---EEEK! I love it!

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  7. ok, i'm jealous...i think you have the BEST selvedges!!!

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  8. My daughter has been collecting my selvedges for a while. She loves the color dots...she's an art student. I think one day there will be a project made from them. Your selvedges are adorable!!!

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  9. Those Japanese selvages are very nice!

    Since I am culling to make room for the baby, my selvages were the first thing to go...

    There is a book "From the selvage edge" where the author uses selvages in all of the quilts.

    I still have too much stash - my quilts will have to use the "other" part of the fabric.

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  10. I used to save mine and I've made "fabric" with them that I have. I just keep the fabric that I make by sewing them together and then when I need it, I have it. But I had so much I stopped. Now I'm sad I haven't kept up on it. Yours are so darling.

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  11. Want to see some larger than life selvage love? Check out http://tulapink.com/?p=59
    It's sure to make you smile.

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  12. now that alone could make me break my no buying japanese fabric pact. how cute are they?!?!?

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  13. Thanks for making me feel like a rock star!! (you linked to my selvdge doll quilt on flickr) What fun.....but now you have me coveting your selvedge. I MUST HAVE IT! Are they all Japanese?

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  14. I love selvedge edges too. I had no idea there are such cute designs on Japanese fabrics. I'll be on the lookout!

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  15. super cute! i especially love the houses!

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  16. Have you seen this?

    http://janeswanson.blogspot.com/2008/09/madison-quilt-expo.html

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