Thought I would show you what I am working on today in my studio. You all know I love selvages, which are the ends of the quilt fabric that is usually cut off, thrown away, and look like this:
So, I decided to take my selvage strips, wrap them around clothesline, and sew it together to make this selvage basket shown below. Just click on the images to see them full size:
All I need to do now is finish it off with some embellishments, then it will find a permanent home in my studio. Fun, fast, and rewarding way to creatively use something intended for the trash.
Save those selvages!! I am not above making a naked plea to send me yours if you won’t use them. In fact, I should make something to send back to those of you who do send me a nice pile of selvages. For those needing my address, just leave me a comment.
I love using scraps and selvages, fabric that normally are thrown away. I have another selvage project in the works, so keep watching! Hugs, Carla