Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sorting Selvages

I have an out of control selvage stash.  They are in bags and boxes and overflowing but in no order and a real mess.  I decided I need to get them sorted in some way and decided that color would be the best choice.  I have a bunch of large handled paper bags and decided to use these to sort into.

I have tied a colored selvage to each bag handle to represent the color that is in the bag.  Every time I go into the sewing room I grab a handful of selvages and sort them.  All the selvages going in the bags have writing or dots on them.  I have another bag where I am putting all the selvages that don’t have writing on them.  I will probably throw them away but right now I can’t seem to make myself do that.  I might be able to think of another use for them.

It is going to take a long time to get all the selvages sorted but I think it will be worthwhile in the long run.  I think I want to make a selvage color block quilt of some sort.

Melinda

7 comments:

  1. Good for you for sorting those selvages! Mine are all just crammed in a drawer for now. I should sort mine too, now that you've made me think of it! I'm sure that will help when I go to sew them together, instead of just "fluffing" them. *grin*

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  2. Fantastic! I sort mine before I begin a project. I think the way you are doing it is excellent!

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  3. Great way to sort them! But boy that is a lot of selvages.

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  4. I go for plastic bins so I can see what is inside.

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  5. I can't wait to see what you make with them all!

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  6. wow! that is some serious selvage hoarding.....i am jealous...

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  7. I'd take the selveges without the writing on them if you want to find a good home for them!

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