Friday, 2 July 2010

...do I dare use this for garbage? :-)

Finally dug into my basket of selvages to make something constructive out of themmy collection. I have been saving them for awhile, inspired by Karen's blog! Make sure you make a coffee before you start browsing...you can get lost in this blog LOL. Here is my overflowing selvage basket:

I cut out a foundation fabric and chose selvages that were interesting and that matched the pink and brown fabric:
Here is the finished thread catcher with a pin cushion filled with plastic pellets to anchor it to my sewing machine cabinet:

The lining has pink polka dots and hearts :-)

At least my garbage will now look pretty LOL!

This is the second one I made last week...finally took some pictures today:
Close up of the wording on the selvages:


I used selvages for the back of this one as well, but used the ones with no words on it since you don't see much of it.


My friend, Gail, was busy with her selvages yesterday and covered this sewing bench with hers! Wow, that turned out cool too. Check it out here. I have at least 8 of those benches here and some could use a new cover. I started arranging selvage strips to make a bench cover this afternoon :-).


14 comments:

cozy quilter said...

Now I am going to have to make a garbage container to match my sewing stool!!! Selvages are so much fun to use for sewing projects!

Jody said...

LOVE that! Who knew selvages could be so pretty. . .

Peg said...

What a great way to use your selvedges - need to get busy with mine - do you have a pattern for that little scrap bag (can't possibly call it garbage, it's too nice for that!)

Mary-Kay said...

That came out really cool!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool Jacqui!
Now I wouldn't have much "garbage" to actually put in there (since I keep everything LOL) but it is really pretty to look at!

Quilt Rat said...

Your garbage will be just so stylin'
I LOVE them both but especially the second one. My selvage stash is so puny I have selvage envy!......gotta find me a selvage fairy

Nancy-Rose said...

Awesome Jacqui! I was admiring your overflowing basket last time I was there - - nice projects!

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

That is so cool to see what everyone does with their fabric selvages!!

Keep on quilting!!

Aloha.

Douglas Eagleson
President
Kona Bay Fabrics
http://www.konabay.com

Pat said...

That is just adorable, my dear friend. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Quilting!

Mary-Kay said...

I love your thread catchers. Where did you get the plastic pellets from? The last thread catchers I made, I used playground sand and I think there's something metallic in it because every time I pull a needle out of it, there's metal filings attached to it. So now I'm looking for an alternative to it and plastic pellets sound great.

live a colorful life said...

These are amazing! Love them.

Darlee Byron said...

These thread catchers can actually catch thread. Some are so small to be of any use. I love the green one! Great idea to use the selvages without words on the back. Great job!!

Magicaldamselfly said...

I totally love this little bag. Don't suppose you have a tutorial for it and could tell use where to get the pattern??

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Mary Kay: I get the plastic pellets at Fabricland here in Canada which is like JoAnn's in the US. I think Michael's also carries them. I think they are in the 'stuffing' department :-). I did find that there are cheaper varieties. The better quality ones are heavier. Hope this helps.