Thursday, January 5, 2017

Its going to be Stars for my Selvages :)

Thank you so much to everyone that left wonderful suggestions on what to do with all of my selvages ;)  I loved all of the suggestions, and now have a lot more Selvage quilt to make ;)  But for this very first one, I decided to go with one of my personal favorites ;)   Stars!!!


I did a little test run of making HST with selvage blocks and they worked out just fantastic!!   So, I am moving forward with this plan. My selvages are all sorted by color but I decided to only use the selvages that truly read one particular color.  (Which means I have a bag of multi color selvages for another project, Yippee!!!)   And of course, I decided that it should be a ginormous king size quilt, so I might run out of selvages before I get done, but that's all good too.  Then it can just be one of those super fun long term projects ;)  




  I am hoping to cut out the grey background and foundations for the selvages pieces today or tomorrow so then I will be all set to just throw in a bit of selvage piecing here and there ;)  Oh, and a few of you mentioned the other day that you hadn't sewn or saved selvages before.  So I was thinking maybe a tutorial was needed.  Would you like a tutorial on these Simple Scrappy Selvage Stars??   Maybe two,  A Basic Sewing with Selvages Tutorials followed by a Selvage Star one??  What would be easiest and most convenient??



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27 comments:

  1. I'm not a selvage saver. That said, a tutorial might make me rethink that position. Look forward to that and your progress on this project.

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  2. This is a truly genius idea! I love stars. I do need to do something with me ever growing pile of selvages that just keep getting stacked in bags. I wouldn't need to finish something all at once. I actually love sorting my quilting stash. It feels calming to me and gets me excited to sew at the same time. A bit strange, but I'm not at all dangerous. Thank you for showing this great idea!

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  3. I've started saving selvages a few months ago. They are so pretty but I've been looking for just the right project. May need to try this.

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  4. I just started saving selvages this last year. So yes I would be interested in some tutorials. Thanks. Look forward to seeing your star quilt.

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  5. I have never tried anything with salvages. So I would love a tutorial then the star.
    Thanks

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  6. I would love tutorials on saving selvages and the quilt your making.

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  7. Your selvages are very neat and organized. Mine are a tangled mess in a tub.

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  8. I love stars too. can't wait to see a star or two, I hope you won't make us wait until it is done for the reveal.

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  9. Do you need more selvages? I have been saving them, but have no plans to use them. I'd be glad to mail them off to you.

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  10. I have been collecting salvages and have quite a roll of them but wasn't sure how wide I should be cutting my salvages to begin with and then what to do with them other than a string quilt, so it would be lovely to have a tutorial on a salvage star. Thank you!

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  11. I've accumulated a good start to my selvage stash and would love to see your tutorials. I'm excited to see your progress on this quilt. What a fun idea the stars.

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  12. I absolutely love this idea! I have been saving selvages but have no idea what to do with them. I would love to see a tutorial

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  13. I've been collecting selvages for a couple of years but haven't done anything with them. I'd love to see several tutorials on them. Thanks.

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  14. Yes! I'd love a tutorial! i have some selvages but not as many as you I'm sure. But I'd love to do something with the ones i have. Thanks for the offer!

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  15. I've been saving my selvages for years. I'd love the star pattern!

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  16. I love that idea!! I may just have to join you on that journey!! I love stars too: it seems like so many of us like stars. I wonder why? Hugs, H

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  17. Yes, a tutorial would be great. I love you stars with striped fabric!

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  18. yes, a tutorial would be good. Thanks.

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  19. I have been saving mine! I love your selvedge star design! I have long thought I would use Krista/Poppyprints color block design...but I do love a simple star(it was my 2015 bom for myself, just not with selvedges:) I am not quite ready to commit yet, so I love seeing new ideas!

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  20. most totally. I just started saving selvages about three years ago. I do have a healthy stack and my family thinks I am nutty.
    Oh well.
    Yes, the stars might be a very nice look.
    You are a bright shining star, Melissa

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  21. Perfect! I vote for two tutorials. I've been saving them, but I'm not sure what to do with them.

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  22. Can't wait to sew along with you. Looking forward to a tutorial. Thanks

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  23. yes, yes, yes to a selvage tutorial.

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  24. For no reason that I can remember, I have always saved my selvages so I would LOVE tutorials for some great ideas on what to do with them besides fill old Mason jars!

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  25. In the most recent quilt that I'm making, I've put the selvages aside, but there is little fabric attached to them. I've mostly just saved the colored dots. I would like to know more about saving the selvages, so a tutorial or two would be helpful. Thank you.

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  26. I'd love the tutorial! I have quite a few of them saved up.

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  27. Well, heck yeah. A tutorial would be great!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa