My block is ALL about the Selvage.. do you keep them, toss them, give them away? What about a block for them? now your talking! I have a few tips for successful edge fabric sewing.. read on!
I use a 7" x 7" foundation to sew the 6.5" square.
Layout the strips in the order you want to sew them. This block I decided to pack in more strips, so they are thinner. I kept at least a 1/2" of the color of the fabric so i had great placement options.
I use a glue pen by Sewline to stick the strip to the muslin foundation.
That keep it from shifting and is easier than pinning!
This type of selvage has a tight woven edge, that wont fray.
So I over lap the aqua on the red so the edge of the red is covered.
I my Babylock I sew very close to that edge.
Since it's woven i can use this top stitch method just fine.
Next up is a different type of Selvage.
It has a feathered edge. For this one I will sew and flip for a clean look
Glue baste it down with the glue pencil
then I'll be sewing as close to the edge as possible.
I can see the words so I don't sew too close and cut them off!
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Repeat until the whole foundation square is covered.
Look at those flowers and tomatoes on my selvages.. so cute!
Turn the block over
and trim to a 6.5" x 6.5" square.
And here it is!
I love it!
What would they look like in repeat
I really must make this!
Ta Da!! The finished block in my display stand to enjoy!
TELL ME... Have you made a quilt or project with Selvages yet?
My Featured Items
- The Cute Sewing box
- Awesome Hanger for your blocks, table top or for on the wall, I may need the other!
- Sew Line Glue Pen, other Sewline items I love!
- My Triangle Book is at your favorite quilt shop, My Pat's Pick page and Amazon (which has digital)
- My Aurifil Thread
- Aurifil Cone in a yummy neutral for piecing
- My Hometown Girl Fabrics
- Check the Basic of the Month, Precut Special
- The ruler I use to trim HST
- and the Best Iron ever!