Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Selvage bookmarks

When I started to quilt I noticed the lovely edges of my fabric. I couldn't just throw them away! So I started to collect them, I get them from my friends too. So my stash is growing! Time to make something for 2 of my friends who celebrated their birthday last week. I started with a big piece of old denim and sewed selvages in diagonal rows (yes, I used my sewing machine for this!). Then I cut them in the size I needed for the bookmarks (5 x 18 cm, about 2 x 7 inch). I used a piece of felt on the back and sewed them together with a looped edging stitch by hand. I attached some beads to the bottom to decorate it. The cute dice-beads where a gift from Lucy.

4 comments:

  1. Those are pretty! (Tricia from swapbot)

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  2. You must check out Selvage Blog -- lots of ideas and a book on using selvages if i interests you. I got into using selvages about a year and a half ago. Lots of possibilities, I've made about 50 postcards. Karen Griska who wrote the book is a member of my qilt guild in NYC.

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  3. June Calender: I know about that blog, it's a great inspiration.

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