Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Jodie says she used 1,134 inches of selvages to make this scarf. Yikes! I never thought of adding up that statistic. She stops short of calculating the price of that much fabric. (Unless you buy the fabric just for the selvage, I consider it free.)
Visit Jodie's blog at: http://www.vintagericrac.com/.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I like the artistic way Elena photographed her quilt, taking it on an angle with the addition of a little oak leaf whimsy. Nice job, Elena!
Be sure to visit Elena's website for fabulous inspiration: http://www.quiltsbyelena.com/.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This is her first selvage block, which I think is remarkable. I made a lot of selvage quilts before I thought of arranging them like this! I guess she is a little more advanced than me! I can't wait to see what she makes next. She plans to make more, so we'll see. Nice job, May!
Monday, September 22, 2008
This is a great idea for a workshop to do with your quilting buddies because it's so quick and easy, you'll all go home with a finished product! Have fun and send photos!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
What to do with those selvages that just don't make it into a selvage quilt? (Maybe they aren't wide enough, or they're just kind of "blah.") Well, use some of those big chunky knitting needles (I used size 17 in the examples above), and start knitting away!
These may end up as a funky rag rug, a conversation piece "throw," a wall-hanging, a scarf, or a floor length coat for the AQS wearables contest! (And maybe not.)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Keep this idea handy for those times when you need a quick gift for some of your quilting buddies:)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
As I took a new look at this old family antique, I noticed that she included selvages! I'm sure in the 1960's we didn't know that selvages weren't to be used in quilts. We had plenty of scraps of that drapery/upholstery fabric. Mom reupholstered a sofa with it.
I love how Lynne quilted this. She used red thread to match the solid colored backing. We didn't have a quilter's walking foot. She just put that thing on the machine and went for it! And she sewed over all those stretchy and bulky patches, through all the corner seam bulk, and then turned the quilt and repeated the process to make cross-hatching! Yes, she is something of an over-achiever. There are a few puckers, but not many. She did a great job. And any quilt still in use after 40 years is a winner!
Monday, September 15, 2008
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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I don't have a zig-zag setting on my machine, so if you make one of these, please email a photo to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post it here.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
If the image you like isn't printed close to the selvage, simply cut a strip and fold over one long edge so that it acts like a bound edge. It will look just like a selvage. :)
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Erica covered one piece of foundation fabric with selvages, then cut it into quarters to make 4 pin cushions. You can see that the one on the left and the one in front have the same selvage arrangement. Forensic quilters notice things like that! (Actually, she shows some how-to photos on her blog.)