Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Stash #135

I have continued to collect fabric selvages to add to my slowly growing selvage collection; although I still only cut off the selvage when I actually use the fabric. 


I think that the time has come to work with my selvage collection otherwise they might end up in the trash can.  Again.  Yes, my husband was lending me a helping hand by tidying my sewing area and promptly ditched the bag of selvages in the bin.  The whole bag.  Outside.  Just one step away from the garbage truck!  Let's just say they were quickly and quietly retrieved from the bin.


I started collecting selvages almost 10 years ago when I first started quilting. Looking through these "scraps" I am transported back to a time,  a place, a quilt, a fond memory.  It's been a worthwhile journey ...  and I am looking forward to creating something fun with them.

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Instagram Goodies
  1. Japanese fabrics from Ayumi's Etsy Store including Kumiko Fujita -  Text - in aqua and yellow
  2. Marimekko 2011 Anniversary Print
  3. Camera Pouch from = Etsy Store OneShabbyChickHawaii  :::  Amber's Blog: One Shabby Chick
  4. Laurie Wisbrun's Modern Whimsy - Circles - in Lime, Green, Aqua, Red and Yellow.
I've got lots of helpers!

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

32 comments:

  1. Oh my, this selvedge collection is heavenly!! There are some great blogs out there with selvedge quilt inspiration - go for it.
    I'm an obsessive selvedge collector and so far I've made one bag and two quilts from them. Fortunately I'm at the stage where friends are saving them for me, because I can't bear the thought of running out.

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  2. The "husband" gene here needs a tiny mutation manipulation, too. The treasures I have had to save from the garbage truck.....

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  3. We have a schnauzer, too! And he is usually in the midst of things, just like that. Ours also lies with his legs back like that, we call him "froggy doggy" :)

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  4. I love it when my schnauzer stretches out like that. I know she's content when she does.
    Keep on collecting selvedges - and hide from the garbage truck!

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  5. Holy smokes you have a LOT of selvedges!!

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  6. lovely selvedges .. nice to have such a helpful husband ..

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  7. What a great idea!!! I've never heard of anyone doing that before. And I love your schnauzer. He looks a lot like my schnoodle!!

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  8. Wow and Yikes !~! What a great-looking pile of yumminess. Have so much fun; I ove to read your posts.

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  9. Never really caught onto the selvedge thing but may be convinced by your next make!

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  10. I got a lovely surprise seeing your little helper - I have one too.
    Love my schnauzer. Mind you mine is only on the job when I cook rather than sew.
    Love your quilts and your colour choices.

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  11. I save all my selvedges too....just need to think of some things to make with them.
    kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com

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  12. Love selvedges, have made 1 quilt with them and have another big basket full ready to be used.

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  13. Never thought of saving selvedges... What will you make with them? Love your blog, inspiring!

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  14. I have all those selvedge pieces too that my husband rolls his eyes over. My doc is a schnoodle and he poses like that. We call him Super Jake as he looks like he's flying.

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  15. What I really like is the fact that fabric companies have been making the color dots on the selvedges into some adorable designs to go along with the fabric like some kids fabrics might have little elephants or flowers instead of the dots.

    I just started saving a couple weeks ago so I have a long way to go before I can make something!:)

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  16. A helping hand?! I would have cut it off, haha! I'm so glad no one cleans up after me (wait...)
    Such a cute little doggy :D

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  17. Oh, so glad you rescued those selvages! You have enough to make several quilts it looks like! I made a spiderweb selvage quilt - hubby called it the 'circus quilt' when I was making it, LOL. I think a string quilt in diamond shapes would be awesome for your selvages!

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  18. Oh Gosh I have huge garbage bags full of these! I will be putting them up in lots in my Ebay store if anyone is interested. I have way to many to ever use up in this lifetime. Contact me if you need any. Cheers.Lauren

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    1. Hi Lauren I'm interested in getting some of the selvages. Email me please =D

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    2. I`d love getting some.

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  19. Wow that is some collection!!! Can't wait to see what you do with all of them! Love the instagram goodies! So bright and summery! =D

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  20. OH my gosh, I may or may not have just fainted visualizing all those in the trash can. LOL I have dreamed of having enough selveges to make something like I've seen on a few blogs in the past. They're awesome. And I cann pretty much guarantee you that should a day come where you had to make a decision to get rid of them, people would probably volunteer to DRIVE to pick them up from you. LOL

    Anyway, HIDE those from your 'helper' so we will be able to see what awesome thing you make with them.

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  22. If you want you can have alook in selvageblog.blogspot.com
    There are many projects with selvage.

    Have fun week!

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  23. My pile of selvages is growing...ain't that big though!
    We have a froggy doggy too..named Lola and Jazz. Enormous Australian labradoodles that also keep me company while I sew. Looking forward to seeing what you do Rita.

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  24. Rita I LOVE Schnauzers. I lost my two girls last May within 5 days of each other. It was so heartbreaking. We waited a long time to see if we could be without another dog. Then in November, just before Thanksgiving, we found Daisy at the pound in Kane County. She is the center of our lives and provides us with so much joy.

    You can see my girls here at missmarys.wordpress.com They right on the front page on the left.

    Good little helpers too.

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  25. I can't wait to see what you make with your selvages. I was in a red and white fabric sway last year. As a bonus I won some of the selvages. It's all in a quilt top now waiting to be hand quilted.

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  26. Do you read this blog? http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/

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  27. i have a nearly identical canine quilt helper!

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  28. Your selvage collection is beautiful! I have been collecting mine for a few years now too but I always cut them off right when I get the fabric home, fold it, and put it away. I only wish mine was as perfect and colorful as yours!

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