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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Selvages go with everything!

What else can you do with selvage edges? Here is a no-sew project for all you hot glue gun owners out there. I glued random selvages to glass candle holders, purchased at IKEA. They are each uniform in width from top to bottom, an important consideration for this project, as trying to negotiate curves might be regrettable. (Yikes!) 

Regular cottons were used, as well as flannels. I enjoy cutting my selvages different widths, and showing some of the fabric prints  with the edge in some cases, and I like the inconsistency of this. I did that on the selvage edge tree quilt as well (See previous post.)  I think they are extremely charming, and can actually safely be used as candle holders, as the fabric is on the outside, and cotton can withstand high heat. Flameless tea lights, are also an option. Give it a try! Selvages go with everything!!!