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PostSubject: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:42 am

I ran across this dress made from selvedges and just had to share it. I think it's fantastic!
http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/10/big-selvedge-project.html
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:29 am

Amazing! I like the handbag and the doll quilt made from selvedges....really cool! Thanks for sharing that! The utimate in recycling and frugality. I'm not sure I'd have the patience to do the dress! :hammer:
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:13 am

Wow! I have seen a quilt made from selvages ... pretty neat.. but I don't think I would bother to save them either... lots of work there... but sure was neat to see...

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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:11 am

Well..I don't cut my selvedges off ahead of time. As I cut across the width of the fabric I trim the selvedge off to make my first cut for my pieces...so my piece is rarely more than 4" or so. For people that cut them off..it's fun that they are making something from them. I thought that dress was fantastic! lovehearts
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:54 am

wow...its pretty stunning!
I'm cheap but not that cheap LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:39 pm

Thanks for sharing it.

Several members of my guild use a giant hook to make crocheted bath mats with selvedges. Both sorts of projects are WAY past my level of frugality.
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:35 pm

Love that dress.
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:24 pm

I love the dress. No one would ever guess what it is made from. Even if i knew how to make a dress--I would never attempt that! Just too cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:47 pm

LOL..I'm sure if I saw that gal in person wearing that dress she'd think I lost my mind..because I probably wouldn't be able to stop staring/reading the strings. lmao It's really very well done!
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:08 pm

Wow, who has that much extra time on their hands, and I wonder when it's washed if all of it will shrink the same amount??? I know the do draw up, as I've seen a couple of beginners quilts where they for got to take them off and you sure could tell it after they were washed!! Norma

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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:00 am

That dress was very pretty...
I wuld not have thought of doing that...it is made of very many selvedges...wow...
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:14 am

Very nice site.... thanks for sharing it.... looked at her other items and the online instructions for them, decided to flag the site for future use!

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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:40 pm

When I first saw that people were making things with the selvedges..I thought it was a little..obsessive? The idea has grown on me though. LOL I've been saving some of mine as I cut fabrics. I want to make a piece of fabric big enough to cover a hinged box I have. I thought I'd sew them together then use the strong fusible to fuse the fabric to the cardboard box.
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:11 pm

it reminds me of string quilts...you know those quilts made with really skinny scraps of fabric..?
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:59 am

Yep..I know what you mean. I've been cutting a 1 1/4" piece from fabrics as I true up the cutting edge for years. I've made log cabin blocks from them..but want to do a string quilt that has the strings going diagonally across the block.

Paws and Redmadder here have done some gorgeous string quilts! lovehearts Forgive me if I've left anybody out who has made one. Those two really stuck in my mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:15 am

some day maybe I will make a string quilt.... I like the look of them and yes some of the gals have made some lovely ones....

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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:37 pm

Have anyone thought about how heavy it would be??? All those strips sewn together, have seam allowances in there. I would think it's heavy.

Pretty cool I have to admit. Beyond my frugal-ity also. I collect way to much as it is...selvages get tossed.

I will not feel guilty about tossing...I will not feel guilty...I will not.....
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PostSubject: Re: Dress Made From Selvedges   Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:50 am

The dress is very nice! Who'd have imagined you could make clothes, heavy though I think, from selvages?
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