Thursday, September 17, 2020

Help Me Let Them Go

 I have been saving selvages for quite a while.  



I recently got them out and made this quilt using them.  Upon finishing it, I decided making things with selvages really isn't for me.  But do you think I can dump all the ones I have saved to date away?




I still have a fairly large stash of them that I just can't seem to toss in the trash.  So I am hoping someone can use them and save me from myself :)




Some of them are long and some have been trimmed down to about 5-6" long.



These are sitting on a 24" x 36" mat so you can see approximately how many there are.  

They weigh 11 ounces bagged.


If you would like to adopt these, please let me know in the comments that you are interested.  
(Note, your comment should be made directly on my blog and not through Bloglovin' - it does not allow me access to your contact information so I have no way of getting ahold of you if you win.)

I will ship anywhere in the US for free.  Please note that I will be cramming these into the smallest envelope I can so expect to make some time to press them when you receive them!

I will be selecting a winner from those that are interested Sunday the 20th so be sure to comment before then.  If there is more than one candidate, I will select a winner using a random number generator.  Please make sure I can get ahold of you!  If you are not positive if your email is available, please leave it in your comment.  Thanks!


The winner has been selected.




Quilting is more fun than Housework









There are other items being adopted out by quilters so be sure and check them all out.  Also, if you have items you would like to put up for adoption, you have until the 14th to link up.  Time to clean out those UFOs!




24 comments:

  1. I would love to play with some selvedges. Thank you!

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  2. I would love to have these selvages, but not for the reason you might be thinking. I am in deep need of encouragement and I am wanting to use the words for making my mixed media artwork and journals. I am trying to recover from an abusive past and I am struggling to save my marriage now. On top of that, I am fighting just to live and eat healthily. One of the strips already has my first name on it :) Karen

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  3. I would love to help you out. After a friend recently shared a selvage project I’ve started collecting them so I can do something similar.

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  4. I have been wanting to play with salvages and would love to help you out.

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  5. Very interested. I have been saving for years too for a quilt. Thank you. Email is gigi_0615@yahoo.com

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  6. Your quilt is fabulous! Wow! While I love small scraps these are small even for me. I know you will find a good home for them though!

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  7. I could really use these selvages. Thank you for offering them!

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  8. So nice to see your readers putting their hand up for your selvedges. Wonder where they will travel too? It will be fun finding out shortly.

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  9. have never played with selvidges maybe a jump start would help my covid brain.

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  10. I would love to take them off you hands!

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  12. I’d love to let those selvedges come to my house to play. I have some saved in a large pickle jar but there aren’t enough to do anything fun with yet. I do like the way you have combined yours.



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  13. I have a ton of selvages to give away, too. Would you like me to piggy back on your posting (I’d be happy to send a bagful to the second name you draw) or would you prefer I do a separate listing? I don’t want us to both pick the same person.... xo

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  14. I would love to have those selvedge come and live with me. Thanks for the chance to win.
    mdmontalvo@yahoo.com

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  15. So much fun!! I would love to win! Thank youfor a fun giveaway. Deebriese@yahoo.com

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  16. Oh Cynthia! If only you could see my collection of selvages. I have patterns and ideas, but there is only so much time in a day. I would love to add your selvages to my treasure chest. Christine omagengler@msn.com

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  17. I would love to have them - I am making blocks on the diagonal and plan to use them to make covers for my machines and sewing chairs. Any I have left will become totes for my sewing friends. Thanks

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  18. I'm ever so slowly making a quilt as I collect selveges! The center, or off-center even, of each block is a "fussy cut" portrait of a cat, any cat, framed all the way around to make an 8-1/2 X 11" block. The blocks are that size because that's the size of the sheet of notebook paper used for the foundation. I am running short of selvages. I hope you can help me out by sending me your un-wanted (the very idea of "un-wanted" fabric! Tsk, task!) stash of them. Thank you ever so much!

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  19. I’ve never made a selvages project, so I would love to have a starter supply - from you, or Cathy!

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  20. I would love to get more selvages. I have been saving but it is slow going. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  21. I’ve been saving selvages to make a chair cover for my sewing chair. I really could use these. kthurn@bektel.com

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  22. I, too, collect selvages and would love to add more variety!
    Carol S.
    Sandyzoo45@comcast.net

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  23. Look at your happy quilt, just sitting in the grass with no more ash and almost normal air quality! What a beautiful finish, Cynthia!
    You are on a creative roll, it's fun to watch and get inspired.

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  24. I have started collecting them of late & would love to play with them in some small zipped bags. Thanks for offering them! Pamela pjrquilter@msn.com

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