Tuesday, March 8, 2011

scrappy selvedge pin cushion : :

I finally made myself a new pin cushion! It's patchwork, completely made of scraps, all Anna Maria Horner fabrics, plus the selvedge from my favorite lines = perfect!
scrappy selvage pin cushion
Does anyone else keep their selvedge strips? I just started and I think they look really great used in this way, as a tag, or to label what you've made with the fabric.
selvage stash
I pulled my little bits of fabrics from this basket that holds the scraps I am not using for my bottled rainbows quilt project -- it used to be full!
scrap rummage
It's like a little functional collection of what's left from my most favorite projects. I know it's super scrappy, but I like that in this case.
scrappy selvage pin cushion
Oh, and I hope you do too -- I plan to give one away to one of my followers soon!!! So, be sure to stop back!
~ Maureen

24 comments:

  1. fun pincushion ! i keep all of my fabric scraps & i keep them in a large pickle jar which is starting to overflow !

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  2. this is so cute! i've been wanting to make a pincushion lately and I now feel very inspired. thanks!

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  3. SO funny - I am not much of a sewist ( I wish I was) but I do keep the selvage - I always hated throwing it out for some reason and this is adorable!

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  4. Love the label on the pin cushion plus the patchwork design!! You have an amazing eye. :)

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  5. It's gorgeous! I sew wish I knew how to sew. I'd love to make something similar - but bean baggish for my son.

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  6. Great little project! I love how it turned out!!!

    I am a sewer and have been for years, but have never kept my selvages....but I might be rethinking that after seeing your great pin cushion!!

    p.s. I'm now going to be stalking my Homegoods trying to find my dress form a companion! ;-)

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  7. I love it!

    You've inspired me to sew, even if I don't have a machine up and going. My handsewn potholders turned out so cute, except for the final seam. I'll get it through trial and error. It's nice to have something that I made for my own kitchen.

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  8. Never thought about using the selvage for anything!! Clever!

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  9. that is a good idea! I should make one for my mom. thanks.

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  10. Really cute! And what a fun way to use up leftovers fabric.

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  11. Love this idea! What a great use of your extra fabric!
    Great post! Thanks for sharing!
    Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard!

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  12. Saw you on the etsy blog team.

    What an adorable pin cushion! I love how it uses "trash" and recycles into something cool!

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  13. Yes, I definitely keep my selvages and actually categorize them into "themes." and I'm doing the Bottled Rainbows too!

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  14. So I am not keeping my selvedges because I just didn't see myself cutting off the extra part of the print to make them worthwhile for a selvedge project. HOWEVER, keeping them just for labeling - that I should do!

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  15. Today I'm searching for cute pincushions and I came across your blog. I love this one!

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  16. Your pincushion is adorable.

    In answer to your question, yes I keep my selvages and make things from them. I've done business cards, a child's skirt, and most recently a bag from selvages.

    You should check out this blog all about selvages, it is one of my favorites

    http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a great idea! I had NOT been saving my selvedges, but now I am going to begin. I need more space!

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