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.



  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*

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

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

  4. Anonymous8:57 AM

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

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

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

  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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