Friday, July 22, 2016

Forgotten Selvages: a giveaway

I've been collecting a small bag of selvage junk trash edges for several weeks now. I'd read on someone's blog (sorry, I don't remember whose) that she cuts selvages before cutting into her fabric and collects these long selvages in a bag then sells them on Etsy. What a good idea, I thought. Then I thought of another a better way to use them.


Oh, not me, I don't want to start that! I already have enough fabric to keep me in quilts and other sewing for years many, many more years. So I've been collecting them for you! I know, I'm such a good person! I wonder how many yards of selvages I've thrown away in my lifetime. 



Anyway, here they are. All nice and neat, ha! at least somewhat rolled up into little packages and stuffed into a quart zippy bag. (They all but exploded when I took them out of the bag for a picture!) 



The bag is full and I've started another. Before you ask If you're interested in why I'm using this size bag: well, it fits into this size envelope, which I have many, many of. (That's another story.) 



Yep, here we are, a zippy bag full of stuffed with trash selvage edges and a giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you think you'll use them. I can't fathom why you'd buy selvages by the yard when you could buy beautiful fabric, but that's your business. I am just curious about what will happen to my these selvages, which btw are FREE! 

I imagine that by Monday a few people will have come around and left a comment, so I'll announce the winner then.  Good luck!

6 comments:

mangozz said...

I just recently started saving selvages because of all the really cute projects I've seen on Pinterest. I'm going to start with a pincushion and a small zippered case for sewing supplies. If I have enough, I might make a tote or wall hanging. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kaja said...

Well you know, Mary, I can't see why anyone would buy them either, though I do see people doing some really clever things with what they have collected. If I really like a selvage I just don't cut it off in the first place: just leave it where it is and let it be in the quilt!

janie krig said...

That's generous of you.
I'm like Kaja, if the selvage looks too good to cut off, then let it be in the quilt somewhere.

Linda said...

I would make coasters, mug rugs, zip pouches, pot holders, etc. I have started saving selvages for the past few months. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.
Linda "Cookie" Lawrence
Mandeville Louisiana
lbcookie1@gmail.com

Erika said...

Darn! I just saw this. I would definitely have entered!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I'm saving some more up, so take heart. :-)