New Orleans House Project

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Scrap Quilt Secrets Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to Blog Hop day 11 for Scrap Quilt Secrets by Diane Knott!
I have been online friends with Diane for several years.  She is originally from south Louisiana, so we share an appreciation for Louisiana culture as well as all things quilt-related.  When Diane announced her plans to publish a book about scrappy quilts, I was immediately excited to see what insights she would share.
Not only is Diane’s book full of inspiring patterns, she shares her “secrets” for creating or adapting scrappy quilts to the quilter’s unique style and personality.

Using the word SCRAPS as an acronym for components of scrappy quilting, Diane focuses on 6 design factors that help make great scrap quilts.  Being a mostly self-taught quilter, I’ve used many of these factors intuitively.  Diane’s spotlight on these 6 factors has helped me become more mindful about design, in addition to being intuitive.  I think the result will be lots more fun fabric playtime and happy, scrappy quilts!

The last “S” in Diane’s acronym stands for Selvages.  I’ve been saving fabric selvages for years, but never thought of them as a basis for a scrappy quilt.  Duh!  When I saw Diane’s selvage inspiration – Gift Baskets, I knew I had to give it a try.

I was influenced by Easter and the Vernal Equinox to focus on purple for my Palette (there’s that acronym again) and begin constructing some selvage baskets.  I found additional purple fabrics in my stash to pull the theme together.  Once I finish the quilting, it will be the perfect size for a table topper or wall-hanging.

 
One lucky quilter will win a copy of Diane’s book from today’s blog hop – so leave a comment and tell me about something you’ve made or want to make using selvages.  If you’re a no-reply blogger, be sure to include an email address so I can contact you if you win.  I’ll choose a winner on April 5th, so please leave your comment before then! 

There are multiple stops on the blog hop and therefore more opportunities to win a copy of Scrap Quilt Secrets.  If you haven’t already, do visit the other bloggers, enjoy their reviews of Diane's book and leave a comment for more chances to win a book.
3/21    C&T Blog http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
3/22    Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
3/26    Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com/
3/27    Valerie http://myplvl.blogspot.com/
3/29    Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
4/1       Julie http://quiltjewelry.blogspot.com/
4/2       Barb Www.funwithbarb.com









 

131 comments:

  1. I haven't made anything from selvages yet and don't even save my selvages. Those adorable basket blocks may get me to change my mind!

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  2. I've never tried anything from selvages but do admire the creative possibilities. After seeing this basket quilt, I may have to try a smaller version, like a pillow, since I don't have any selvages saved currently. I'd love to win Diane's book. Thanks for hostessing the blog hop!

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  3. I've been saving selvedges for a few years now but haven't settled on a design yet. This book looks like it will have some good ideas!

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  4. What a great project from diane's book. I picked the same one :)

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  5. I don't have a particular project in mind for my selvedges, but I have used a few in the past in improv projects.

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  6. I haven't made anything yet. Maybe I will just hoard them until I can make something large.

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  7. I have a few selvages not sure I have enough for a quilt but maybe a table topper--glad to know there is a book which can offer ideas for using up those saved selvages

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  8. Your basket quilt is amazing! If I use selvages I will probably incorporate them into a quilt here and there without making it obvious. Selvages would be nice in a house quilt.

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  9. I haven't made anything using selvages. It never occurred to me to save them but looks like I will start.

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  10. Like several other commenters, I have never used selvages, but both you and Diane have made me take a closer look.

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  11. I have started saving selvages and would like to make a quilt with them.

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  12. Like others, I never gave thought to saving selvages. It looks as though I should give it some thought! bella.harriger@yahoo.com

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  13. I just started saving selvages but I think your purple baskets are inspiring!!

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  14. I found a cute mug rug using selvages and it is made on the diagonal. Now to get some selvages saved for this project.

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  15. Your baskets are adorable. I haven't used selvedges but have a small stash so I want to try something soon. The book looks great

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  16. I have made a selvage quilt using Karen Griska's Red Zinger pattern. I love it, and have quite a few more selvages collected but haven't settled on a pattern for them yet. Your purple baskets are very pretty.

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  17. I have absolutely no desire to make anything with selvages...but I LOVE Diane's baskets. Absolutely love it :)

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  18. I haven't made a selvage quilt yet, but I have a collection in the works. I would love to tackle those baskets and I've always wanted a selvage purse. Thanks for the giveaway. Deb...spoofs@juno.com

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  19. Recently I have been seeing more and more selvage quilts. So far I haven't made one, but I am intrigued and will make one this year. Now to decide on a pattern . . . Ummm.

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  20. Sorry I don't save selvages. I think the basket quilt would still look amazing using strings. It looks like a great book.

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  21. I have saved some selvages,but not near enough to make anything, but I will down the line. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  22. I have a huge bag of selvages, but have never used them for a thing--now I have some inspritation! I love your purple baskets--very cute!

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  23. Love scrap quilts, my favorite. This book looks wonderful!! I haven't made anything with selvages, but might have to try. Thanks. Diane O

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  24. I have never saved selvages, but now I'm inspired to do so, perhaps to make travel accessories and mats to take to class. The purple rick rack is adorable! dorkyquilts@yahoo.com

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  25. I would like to make a needle book from selvedges, or maybe a wide open pouch. I think the fabric company names would go well, used in a sewing kit setting. I have not thought to save any yet, but will be!

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  26. Over the years I have been giving my selvages to a friend. Seeing these baskets have brought about a change --- think I will be saving them for myself. :-)
    quiltschon@att.net

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  27. I have not saved my selvages, I didn't realize they could work into something useful and beautiful at the same time! I love to read quilting books to glean techniques from the pros.

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  28. I haven't saved my selvages. I had to draw the line somewhere. I have my scraps and my moms scraps that will last me a life time of sewing scrappy quilts.

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  29. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book, Angie. I do save selvages but have not made anything with them. However, your baskets seem like that would be a very good beginning project.
    Cookie in Mandeville LA
    lbcookie1@gmail.com

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  30. As a relative newbie to quilting, I have not made anything with selvages.

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  31. I just started saving selvages, but am planning to crochet them into a rug..way in the future..

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  32. How interesting! I am now going to start saving my selvages but have no idea as to what I'm going to do with them.
    Thank you for participating in this blog hop.

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  33. I have never used selvages, but it seems like it would be a fun project. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. I only recently made my first things from selvages. I did a design challenge for Henry Glass fabrics that let me work with an adorable fabric line called Aussie Mates. After making quilts and bags I used scraps and selvages to make a potholder and a wristlet. I used the part of the selvage that said the name of the collection and the designer. I like the way they turned out and plan to use selvages more often.

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  35. HELLO, I have not used selvages.I do have a basket in which I'm saving them. One of these days . . . . . . Fun! I'll probably start with place mats, something simple. Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  36. I made a string quilt pillow using scraps and selvages. It was lots of fun.

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  37. I have been saving selvages for years, but haven't used them yet. Not sure how brave I am--I might just make pin cushions, but I've seen pictures of a lovely skirt made from selvages. rgbeasley@hotmail.com

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  38. I'm saving selvages to make a tote for my quilting tools.

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  39. I made a cassorale carrier with mine, boy was that thick to sew

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  40. I haven't made anything yet with selvages, but I enjoy sewing with strings so I may try a string project with them.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  41. I have not made anything with them, but do use them for ties when I need to gather something together, etc. I saw a string quilt I liked made with them, and when I save enough of them, I will make one.

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  42. I've been saving up my selvages to make some pincushions and zippy pouches for presents! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  43. I have made only one project with selvages. A Halloween mummy! It turned out so cute.

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  44. I think I might make a pincushion. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  45. I would like to make a purse using selvages.

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  46. I've never tried making anything of selvedges, but these baskets sure look like a great way to start.

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  47. A bag or ironing board cover come to mind. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  48. I've made needlecases and a pillow from selvedges and might even do a quilt at some point...they multiply fast!

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  49. I have made mug rugs, tote bags, two quilts and lots of pin cushions with salvages. "Gift Baskets" is such a pretty quilt, this book is on my list of Must haves.

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  50. A friend gave me a tote made with selveges and I would like to make a coordinating pouch. This is a great book, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  51. I never saved the selvages but just recently saw a project with them, hummmm maybe a future project to consider.

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  52. I'm still collecting selvages but my friend made a selvage pin cushion for me and she just won a first place ribbon with a selvage quilt.

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  53. I never saved the selvages but just recently saw a project with them, hummmm maybe a future project to consider.

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  54. I haven't used a lot of selveges but I love to see the really fun ones with little animals, coffee cups, something that ties to the fabric.

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  55. I haven't used a lot of selveges but I love to see the really fun ones with little animals, coffee cups, something that ties to the fabric.

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  56. I am going to start saving my selveges!!

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  57. One of my retreat gal's is collecting selvages for her quilt. I've been giving her all of mine. When she's done, it's my turn to collect them because I love this basket design.

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  58. I have seen a quilt made to look like a bookcase with the titles of the books made out of selvages. I've been thinking about trying my hand at doing one as books via with quilting in my life. susan4cats@gmail.com

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  59. I haven't made anything with selvages, but I have a large bag full. I started saving them when I started seeing all the wonderful things people were making with them as the pictures were posted on blogs. I definitely want to make a pillow to use with our patio furniture that we are planning to buy. I really like the basket quilt in this book. Nancy A: rangers@sbcglobal.net

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  60. I have never sewn with selvages but a lady in our guild did a cute quilt with them. I'd say that means we should never throw away selvages! Your basket quilt is very pretty. tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  61. I have been collecting selvages, but don't have enough for anything except maybe a pin cushion. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. i've been saving salvages for awhile. The baskets look like a fun project to use them on.

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  63. I never thought to save selvages. I might have to try this.

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  64. Scary thought to use selvages, the days of sewing classes in school remain in my head. But maybe the time has come to try.

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  65. I've never saved ANY of my fabric selvages! Guess I'd better start doing that so I can use them for something fun like this! Loving this blog hop!

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  66. I am not sure what I want to make with salvages, but I just started saving them! I have 4! amanda.echler(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I am working on a spider web with selvages. Slow process.
    Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  68. A friend made a jacket that was so quite attractive. That would be nice.

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  69. I haven't made anything from selvages..yet! lol Am saving them tho! I want to make a few Pillows first, and then a fun Throw-sized Quilt...

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! :D

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  70. I have not made anything from selvedges though i've saved a few. Think i would like to make a tablet cover.

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  71. Selvages a really interesting concept because they take scrappiness to a whole other level! Talk about using things you would normally throw away! I have not made anything yet using them but I think I would start small, probably a bag of some sort.
    Jenniferk2p2 at gmail dot com

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  72. I've just started to collect them so this is new to me. I like the block since you can use both and short ones. Sherri. Sunflowerpetal42@gmail.com

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  73. I haven't made anything from selvages and haven't saved them, so it will be a stretch for me to start collecting them. I really like the purple baskets.

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  74. I haven't made anything from selvages but might start saving them as your baskets are adorable.

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  75. I haven't made anything from selvages, I've started keeping them this past year and I love the baskets in this book. I think that would be my selvage target.

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  76. I have never made anything from selvages as they go into the bag for cat and dog beds. The basket quilt is lovely.

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  77. Angie your selvage baskets are beautiful. What a great idea from Diane's book! I have been saving selvages too for many years. This might just be the project to use them in! I love baskets!

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  78. I have been saving selvages for awhile now and wasn't sure what I would do with them. Now I plan to knit or crochet them into a rug like Amanda of Crazy Mom does.

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  79. I always save my selvages, and love to find new ways to use them!

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  80. Angie, Love your purple selvage baskets. Really stinkin' cute. I've not made anything with selvages since I am new quilter and need to cut enough fabric to get selvages. I am afraid it will take years and years at the rate I am going.

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  81. I never thought of using selvages for a quilt until I saw a few items on the Internet. I was hooked. I took my favorite place to seat when I hand quilt, the footstool and the chair and covered them up in selvage. I love it. Soon, I'll have enough for another project. Your baskets are so pretty. Great job!!
    Thanks for the chance to win. ;^) Chantal
    scrap(dot)and(dot)quilts via gmail(dot)com

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  82. I really don't have many selvages, but I would love to make a pillow!

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  83. I've been collecting selvages for several years now in anticipation of making a quilt with them (no specific idea in mind). I'm about at the point now where I would have enough variety to make a bed sized quilt and this basket quilt looks like a great inspiration piece. Can't wait to get a copy of this book!!!
    Gunterheather(at)yahoo(.)com

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  84. I haven't tried selvages, but this gets me thinking.

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  85. I think a quilt would be fun but that's a lot I'd selveges so I think I could rangle up enough selveges for a potholder at least!

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  86. I've never used selveges to make blocks for a quilt, but I do use them as ties sometimes when I want to keep things together. One of the things I like about these baskets is that varying lengths of selveges can be used. Maybe I'll try a basket. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and introducing Diane's book to us.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  87. Once I saw how quilters were using selvages in new and creative ways I did start saving them - I have not actually made anything...yet!

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  88. I have never used selvages, but I am not done yet! ;-) I do like mug rugs and now the baskets made with them.

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  89. I have never used selvages though I have seen some marvelous quilts that do. One in particular was a bookcase with selvages used as the books.

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  90. I have made a seat cover for my computer chair out of selvedges as well as a few small purses. I want to make a large tote bag out of them - I've been saving them for years.

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  91. I have been saving selvidges for a while so this book would give me some great ideas on how to use them. tljeo@yahoo.com

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  92. I've never used selvages in my quilting. I (perish the thought) always just cut them off and throw them away. I can see now that I MUST start saving them . . . for friends to use. Sadly, they will always be 'trash' to me . . . lynnstck(at)yahoo.com

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  93. I save my selvage....Been waiting to do something with it... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  94. Though I've been saving selvages for years, I've only finished one quilt so far. It was colorful, made no dent in my selvage stash, and was striking in its simplicity. Hopefully I'll make a few more quilts one of these days. Results are also a topic of conversation.

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  95. I've been saving selvages for quite some time and plan to make a sewing machine cover with them. I know it will be a lot of work but the result should be very satisfying!

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  96. That basket is adorable, Angie! I LOVE sewing with selvedges. I have made at least 5 quilts with them so far and I have 3 more in the works! Before I moved, I was in Mes Amie and a customer made the cutest bag out of selvedges. That has been on my to do list for almost 2 years now!

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  97. I have been saving selvedges for several years. The project I have in my head is called spider web (I think that's what it is called). Thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. I always either recycled my selvages or gave them to any one that wanted them. I have since "saw the light" and have made a small selvage pincushion with more projects to come!

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  99. Here I am, comment 100, hoping for a chance to win. Love me some scrap quilting, and I have the scraps to prove it!
    jean
    jlickun@aol.com

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  100. I want to make the selvedge baskets!

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  101. To be quite honest, I have been giving my salvages away! Or using them for tomato stakes. Bad girl???

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  102. I'm ALL about sewing with scraps! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  103. I want to make a BIG tote bag with selvedges!

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  104. I have just gotten on the scrappy quilt bandwagon. I am saving up my selvages and have yet to find a project that speaks to me, hoping to find something in Diane's book!

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  105. I have never made anything using selvages. I don't seem to have enough fabric left on the selvage to sew, must be cutting them too close.

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  106. I'm not a big selvage keeper, but I have passed them along to friends who are. The basket quilt pattern is adorable!!

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  107. I'm not a big selvage keeper, but I have passed them along to friends who are. The basket quilt pattern is adorable!!

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  108. hahaha rick rack handles are perfect!! Love the whole idea of a fresh way to view scraps. Thanks for the opportunity to win! LeeAnna at leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

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  109. Ooh my...I missed that important post ! :)
    Well first, i love your little baskets !
    And second, I keep preciously my selvages but I'm still look for a quilt to do with them ! I think I have found it !! ;)

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  110. A bendy bag might be cute in selvages.

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  111. I've been saving my selvages and have never used them. I really like the idea your baskets being made with selvages. I've also thought about using them in a salvage quilt. Thank you for the chance to win. I learned to quilt in New Orleans back in 1992 at the Quilt Cottage from Carol Schiaffino on Magazine Street.

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  112. I've never made anything with my selvages (though I've a cookie jar full). I'm guessing the only thing I'll make with them, is another quilter happy when I give them away! Thanks for the chance!

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  113. I think selvage shoes would be fun! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  114. I've never made anything with selvages, I usually will just cut them off. I'll be interested in learning what Diane does with them. I'm always up for an adventure! mgailey623@gmail.com

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  115. This looks like a great book, and I do need help with my selvages!

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  116. I saw where someone made a skirt from selvages! That seemed really cool!

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  117. Nope, no selvages for me. I save enough things--related to sewing and otherwise--so long ago I decided that I was not going down that rabbit hole, no matter how many cute projects turned up later using them (and I have since seen many!). But now I am tucking away my selvages and sending the stuffed envelopes off to one of my dear friends, who has a fondness for them.

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  118. I've never saved my selvages; didn't think of it before now. I think I would start with something small, like a pincushion. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  119. I saved selvages, but gave them to a lady in my quilting group! Your baskets look so sweet all being with purples - great work! Thanks for the chance!

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  120. I've saved selvedges for ages too, but never used any. I'm seriously considering making a pouch for starters, but could do with some help and inspiration. Thanks Angie, for offering the chance to own a copy of this interesting book.

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  121. I've made several quilts with selvages - Red Zinger (selvageblog pattern), Spiderweb, Bethlehem Star, Streak of Lightning and am thinking of making either a NY Beauty or Double Wedding Ring next!

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  122. I've never used selvages in a quilt. Guess I should have been saving them.

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  123. Oh Gosh, I'm old school, taught to never use the salvage. Maybe the basket pattern will help to break me out of my shell.

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  124. I am saving selvages and strings to knit into a rug......sigh....but I really don't need to be saving anything else! Another feature in Diane's book that is exciting: she has included line drawings of all of her quilts, so we can color them with crayons or pencils to try out our own color schemes! Jspwarren at aol dot com

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  125. I, too, have been saving selvages for years, but have done very little with them. My friend in Calif. sent me the selvages from all her 30's repro fabrics, so I made her a placemat using those selvages. It came out really cute!
    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

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  126. I've been saving selvages for a friend, so I have no immediate plans for myself. She's going to make a bed quilt. I'd sure love to win this book!

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  127. I don't know that I have many selvages but I love the idea of a mug rug.

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  128. So I love your scrappy baskets, and since I've been collection selvedges for a few years now, I've got to make the baskets!! love them!! :-)

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  129. I've been saving my selvages for just the right project... I'm just not sure what it will be! I was thinking a cover for my poor sewing chair, but we'll see!

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  130. Oh how cute! I've never actually used any of my selvages, but, I did use selvage cheater fabric. I tend to give my selvages away.

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