Quilts From The Selvage Edge

June 7, 2008 at 7:00 am 6 comments

New AQS bookI love this idea; why didn’t I think of it first?! Karen Griska beat me to it, but I’m not jealous. I am in AWE. She’s made “new fabric” by stitching together selvages I’ve been throwing away or slicing up accidentally. Her book is chock full of really different quilts, the ultimate in scraps!

You’ll never look at your stash the same way. Forget your stash, you might want to go dumpster diving at the end of your next workshop. What treasures might you find?

Visit Karen’s website at www.selvagequilts.com for more information.

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  • 1. martha Bilski  |  June 7, 2008 at 8:25 am

    thank heavens some one finally usd up all those scraps! Now I can rest easier:)

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  • 2. Sequana  |  June 7, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I’ve been seeing all kinds of things made from these edges over in Etsy…….hairclips and stuffed toys, especially…..

    I thot I’d start to save them, but then I forget, and I save so much stuff anyway…..nice colors tho….

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  • 3. Anne  |  June 7, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    this reminds me of those quilts that were done with cigar ribbons back in the days those of us now over 50 would call “the olden days”

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  • 4. Lori Bates  |  June 7, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve seen a couple people try this before and give up. Kudos to anyone who can actually make it work!

    I save my selveges for my friend’s mother’s friend, who lives in a nursing home. She uses them to crochet lap quilts for all the residents. That’s recycing!
    Keep the blog coming, it’s great.
    Lori

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  • 5. Karen Griska  |  June 7, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Ami,
    Did you notice that your selvage is on the cover of this book? Look under the word “Quilts” and you will see your “Pie a la Mode” with the big blueberries. I love that fabric.
    Karen

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  • 6. Lori  |  July 5, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    I’ve used selvedges for years to crochet area rugs. I’ve got one of those area rugs in my sewing room that is 50 inches in diameter.

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