Monday, July 27, 2015

Livin on the Selv-EDGE!

I've been studiously ignoring all the fabulous Alongs popping up all over the blogosphere, but I just couldn't resist this one!
Selvage Along 
I mean, it's selvages (or selvedges... depending on where you live!). You can pop on over to Quilty Habit and see what's coming up. For today, I'm showing off my selvage stash.

I keep a little bowl handy on my sewing space to hold selvages as they come along. As much as I love a good selvage, I don't let myself cut them off fabric until I actually use the fabric for a project.
There's something about the blue glaze on this little bowl that makes me smile!
When the little bowl gets too full to hold more treasures, I open up this nondescript container. In our house, we call them fish boxes!
All these lovelies live inside... organized roughly by colour. Keeping them sorted makes it easier to use them in my projects.
I also have separate bags for black/white/grey selvages as well as tan/brown.
And then there are the Christmas selvages. Maybe one of these days I'll have enough for a Christmas... something. Who knows?
 There's even a bag for my precious Amy Butler selvages!

I'm linking up with Quilty Habit... and I'll be popping over to see what the other selvage hoarders have got on the go! I'm hopping to link up again at the end of the Selvage Along with a few of my selvage projects!



  1. I need to get myself organized and get on board. I'm hoping to get some inspiration for my selvedges.

  2. I was wondering how you fit all your selvages in that tiny bowl! Lol. I need more fun selvages, though the few that I have are still connected to their fabric. I can't stand to cut into them yet, they're just too pretty! :)

  3. Wow! You have so much more than my meager 2 selvedges... I am looking forward to some inspiration to kick me into saving them. :)

  4. You have a Christmas selvedge box?? (Yes, selvage is too much like salvage here. Self edge is the origin so I prefer selvedge.) I keep mine in zippy bags by cool/warm/neutral/multi. I am in if you are.

  5. Ok, I am in. Just what I needed to focus on my selvedges. Thanks for sharing.(and you don't want to see my storage system for selvedges)

  6. Wow yours look so pretty all sorted out! I will have to do that with mine. Glad you've joined the Selvage Along!

  7. Oh, my goodness! I didn't realize it could get so bad!😉 I think I'm glad I give all my selvedges to Linda when I think to rescue them!

  8. I don't think I have ever seen such an organized box of selvages! Even my half a dozen aren't that organized!

  9. yay, you are so organized! Love it! :)

  10. I love your little blue bowl! Adorable! And your organization gets an A+. :) Thanks for linking up!


Your comments make my day! I read them all and do my best to reply. If you're a no-reply blogger, I can't reply no matter how nice your comment is. Don't know what a no-reply blogger is? Check out this post -