How To Make Selvedge Fabric (make Fabric From Your Scraps Part 2)


How To Make Selvedge Fabric (make Fabric From Your Scraps Part 2)

How To Make Selvedge Fabric (make Fabric From Your Scraps Part 2)
How To Make Selvedge Fabric make Fabric From Your Scraps Part 2

"The days of bland selvedge on fabric are long gone. Fabric companies are infusing creativity in the edges as well, making them exciting to sew with. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through a fun way of how to make selvedge fabric. In addition, you’ll gain insight into making panels or pattern pieces of fabric to form quilt blocks, bag panels (or anything else you like!) from leftover fabric selvedge. This is an easy technique and a fun way to use up leftover bits of your fabric that you otherwise might throw away!"

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Quilt Size6 inches wide x 12 inches long

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePieced


Materials List

  • Selvedges
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Layer of Batting or layer of fabric or foundation paper

Why You'll Love This Quilt

1. Eco-friendly: Making selvedge fabric from your scraps is a sustainable way to reduce waste in your quilting projects. Instead of throwing away those small pieces of fabric, you can repurpose them into something beautiful and useful. By incorporating selvedge fabric into your quilts, you are helping to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more eco-friendly crafting practice.

2. Creativity: Selvedge fabric offers a unique and eye-catching element to your quilting projects. With colorful and patterned selvedges, you can add a pop of interest to your designs and create one-of-a-kind pieces. It's a great way to add a personal touch to your quilts and showcase your creativity. Plus, experimenting with different selvedge fabrics can inspire you to try new patterns and techniques in your quilting.

3. Cost-effective: Quilting can be an expensive hobby, with fabric costs adding up quickly. By making selvedge fabric from your scraps, you can save money on materials and stretch your quilting budget further. Instead of buying new fabric for every project, you can utilize what you already have on hand and create unique pieces that won't break the bank. Making selvedge fabric is a budget-friendly way to add variety to your quilting projects and make the most of your fabric stash.

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