Thursday, October 20, 2011

Favorite Things Friday #6: Selvage Edition

What do you do with your selvages? (P.S. According to Wikipedia, it's "selvage" in the U.S. and "selvedge" in Britain - well, what d'ya know!) I've been throwing mine into a basket (which grew into 2) for the last year and half, but I'm hoping to make a quilt or some small projects with them soon. That got me thinking about inspiration for projects:
(click on pictures for Pinterest sources)

You could make a selvage quilt... though I shudder to think how long this must have taken, it's absolutely gorgeous.

OMJesus this is awesome! A bookshelf quilt made from selvedges. I wish I knew who the quilter was to give proper credit! This is amazing!
...or a selvage bookshelf quilt (I'm a little obsessed)...

(UPDATE: The original pin has been removed, and I have been unable to locate the source of this quilt. I apologize - I pinned this when Pinterest was in its infancy and I don't know who made it.  If anyone knows who made this quilt, please let me know!)

Selvage mug rugI think this could be a good hot pad with all my leftover insulation batting.

...or a cute selvage mug rug or pot holder (look at those owls!)...

It's always fun to find new ideas about using selvages. Selvage Star on Twin Fibers ... LOVE!

... or a selvage star (by Twin Fibers)

The Market Tote from Pleasant Home - in selvedges

...or a purse (you can make the handle/strap selvagey too!) (by Pleasant Home)...

Selvage Blog: Selvage Skirt

...or a SKIRT (by  Rachel van Tilborg) (I'm in amazement)...

Selvage Spool Block @ Riley Blake Designs: Thank you for viewing our Block of the Month tutorial! Here you will find each months Block pattern as they become available. Just click on the image of the pattern you would like to download. If you haven't already, please view our video tutorials on how to make the quilt block you are interested in.

...or a cute block (by Riley Blake Designs)...

Quiltergeist by Riel Nason. Original Design Selvage Quilt 2014

...or you can be like Riel, who is amazingly amazing and creates things like this!!

So... are you inspired? :)


  1. I just adore the selvedge bookshelf (yes, I'm in the UK!!) - but I think it will take me forever to save that many selvedges!

  2. the skirt---------the mixing bowl---eeeekkk so darling!

    Thank you for showing off some awesome projects:)

  3. I am SO inspired! That skirt is awesomely awesome! I need to dig my selvedges out (I just chuck them in the scrap basket with all the other fabric at the moment!)

  4. Those are inspiring projects indeed. Take a look at this one:

  5. Those are all awesome!! But the bookshelf quilt is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen!!

  6. That bookshelf quilt made with selvege edges sure is a cute idea!

  7. I am working on a books shelf quilt now, but mine is NOT made using selvages. I always throw mine in the fabric trash bin, then they go into stuffing for pet beds. Wow if only could buy lots of them at a time, and NO I am not going to google them, because I am sure that they will pop up somewhere, and it is not on my too-doo list right now.

  8. that selvedge bookshelf is amazing! Thanks for sharing. I pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest - feel free to follow me if you'd like:

  9. Love! Do you have a pattern for the bookshelf? If so, please contact -- Thank You!

  10. Wonderful collection you're showing! It's great to group ideas together. Idea gathering, I call it.

  11. I think the selvage bookshelf was made by Marquerite Van Eijck, from
    the Netherlands

  12. This is very simple, but so effective! I love the design and I will definitely make one for myself:) Have a nice day


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