Fabric Selvage Edge – What a treasure!

Saw it – ordered it! Quilts from the Selvage Edge by Karen Griska. I have always been intriged by the selvage edges on the fabric I buy.  A while ago, I began – cutting and saving them before I began a project. Now I have quite a stash!  This book definitely gives me some great direction on creative ways to use the selvage edges. In the future I will be cutting them at least One and a half  inch wide.

For those that are not familiar with selvages – Karen defines it in the book as -“It is the two long woven edges running the length of the fabric. The threads are folded over so that the fabirc will not unravel during the manufacturing and printing process. As a result, the selvage is denser than the rest of the fabric.”

For those building their stash The selvage is quite a jewel. Great way to be green!

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