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Friday, September 11, 2009

selvedge giveaway

Last spring, I discovered Karen Griska's selvage blog. She spotlights projects sewn with the otherwise discarded, woven edges of fabric yardage. I was intrigued, and started my own "stash" of selvedges. Alas, in an effort to simplify my sewing goals, I am streamlining my crowded sewing room/studio. So, I am giving away this modest nest of selvedges. Any takers?

Please leave your first name and the initial of your last name in the comment section, or send me an email at sewandsowlife(at)gmail(dot)com. If you'd like, let me know what you might make with them. 

I'll keep the game going until Sunday night, then I'll pull a name out of a hat and post the winner on Monday morning.


44 comments:

  1. would love to win the selvages. I am collecting to make a tote bag. Carol C.

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  2. Jill B. I discovered Karen's blog and bought her book recently and am hooked. I just completed a selvage zinger quilt to be used as a blanket, and am gathering again for another selvage quilt to be used as a blanket. One isn't enough! I'd love to win!

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  3. I would like to use them for a denim skirt that I saw in someone else's blog. Carrie D

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  4. Who would have thought that something we throw away would be so useful, interesting and add to making a complete project? I certainly didn't! I, too, just discovered Karen's site and her ideas have opened my eyes to new adventures!

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  5. There are so many possibilities ~ but I'm thinking of a notebook cover with selvage edges. Found you through Karen's blog and am loving reading back posts.
    Barb A

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  6. Sign me up. I have been collecting for a while and need to think up a project to use them all, but I'm sure I can always use more! Thanks for the giveaway. Nancy C
    spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

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  7. wow! i would love to have enough selvages to make my first project. i would make as many small items as possible to stretch the fabrics out -- postcards and pincushions sound great! how about a mug cover? thanks for the opportunity. rita b

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  8. I love selvages! I would use them in the quilt I am making. I love your desriprion in your blog of what you are trying to do with your life...very lovely! Debra P

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  9. Simplifying is important for everyone, whether it's in our sewing room, office or kitchen. Or in how we live, work and communicate.
    I recently discovered Karen Griska's site and found I was intrigued by quick selvage-made projects-tho my collection of selvages is small since I don't buy much fabric (a good way to simplify right there).
    So, thank you for your giveaway.
    Kathleen C.
    villagequilter@gmail.com
    in Northwest CT

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  10. I actually have selvages coming out of my ears, so I'm not really wanting to win some right now. We are in an apartment until our new house is finished, so I would have to store them in the oven or something! I just want to be here and watch the fun. That selvage skirt is really awesome. It still amazes me that sewing selvages is so much fun, and they look nice, and they are so rugged and washable.
    Karen G.

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  11. Hi,
    Lotta N in Sweden here. I'd love to win more selvages. I've just started to collect and plan to make a selvage quilt when I get enough.
    Lotta in Sweden

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  12. How absolutely lovely! I'm Katy B. here in Minnesota, and I've been saving selvages since the beginning of the summer after stumbling across Karen's blog. I hope to someday have enough to make a spiderweb quilt with them, and these little ones would help me on my way!

    Always,
    Katy

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  13. I would love to win these! Thanks for the give-a-way!
    Cindi H.

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  14. I would love to have some selvage strips. I have a litle, little collection, and have been thinking about making something. It would sure be nice to have a larger selection. Good job for cleaning up your sewing room. Cynthia H.

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  15. I will take them off your hands! i found you from Karen blog...Thanks, Danielle J. Oh, I would like to make a selvage purse like on Vintage RicRac's blog... if you have never, you should go see her blog. It's really cool!

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  16. I too am enjoying Karens site. I started collecting my selvedge edges and this would jump start that collection. I would love to make a girls skirt out of old jeans! Thanks! Tina W

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  17. I will make a tote bag for my college daughter. Being that selvages are sturdier, it may give her more support for her college books.

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  18. I would like to make a pillow, a notebook cover, some postcards, a tote bag and that is just for starters! :D
    Cheryl J.

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  19. I have started making blocks with selvages,hoping for a log cabin quilt. I have Karen's book and have really been inspired to use every piece of fabric I can. Thanks for the chance to win some more selvages to continue on my quilt! Sharon

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  20. I am so intrigued with selvages that I'd love to give it a go. I think I'd start with making some doll clothes and also a hat and vest for myself. Darlee B

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  21. Well, after making lots of postcards with selvages, it's time I made a quilt. Thanks for the chance.

    Anya T.

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  22. Yup, here's a taker! My daugher loves selvedges, I'd love to surprise her with yours AND I'm sure glad I have found your blog! Thank You.

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  23. I like to get the stash and will make a quilt. So I have to collect moore. I never get aolone this from my favric. Thank you for this chance.

    Greeting Guilitta K. from Germany

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  24. I would like to make my first selvage quilt. Thank you.
    Deb K.

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  25. I would love to make a selvage quilt. I just found out about them and they are darling and different! Elna C

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  26. I would love to start by making a pillow. I wish I had kept all the selvage from way back when....

    RachelQ

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  27. wow, what an awesome giveaway!!

    I have been collecting my own for a little while, but they're mostly shorter looking than yours. I'd love to make a blanket (quilt), and then anything else I can make with whatever I have left over! Pencil cases, pencil rolls, a cup warmer... even a tote!

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  28. I made one salvage valence out of the few aqua/green ones I had so any in that color range would be used for the second matching valence. Others, I want to make a few tea wallets for gifties for my tea drinking friends for Christmas.
    Shelley C

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  29. Dear Karen. I would love to add yours to my collection for a vest. Jan T

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  30. I would love to be included in your selvage giveaway. I have been trying to collect some selvage, but not making very good headway. I've been wanting to make a project with selvages. Thanks.
    Jocelyn P

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  31. I found Karen's blog a while back and started saving up my own stash of selvages too! I even put her book on my amazon wish list. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to acquire enough to make a quilt out of yet. I'd like to make a throw quilt of diagonally sewn selvages. Thanks for putting your stash up for giveaway!

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  32. I am very much a bag lady, so it will be some sort of bag or tote.

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  33. I've made three purses and several postcards using selvages, but I'd like to go for a quilt now. Joan J.

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  34. I would love to win these selvages! I recently made a sewing organizer with mine and pretty much used them all up. If I won yours, I would make a chair cover, I think, for the sewing room. Or something, but I know I would find a good use for them! Thanks for the chance!

    Susan M/FlossieBlossoms

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  35. I first discovered selvage projects on Ric Rac's blog and that led me to the Selvage blog. I've made bracelets, potholders, and other small things but am trying to collect enough for a quilt or wall hanging. Thanks for giving me the chance! suesue b

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  36. I love this selvage trend. I would like to make a purse out of selvages. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Marilyn P.

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  37. I would make an apron with them! Think of all the good cookie dough that would end up on those selvedges. (Can't you hear them whispering to you to pick me now?) Laura B

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  38. I came over here from Karen's blog. I recently started a selvage collection. I am trying to accumulate enough to make a chair cushion for my sewing machine table chair. If I had more than that, I might try for quilt blocks and make a lap quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy F.

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  39. I am addicted to the selvage blog and would LOVE to win a new batch of selvages! Sherry Kaas

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  40. I'm still collecting so would really love to win these, Karen! I'm hoping to collect enough for a wallhanging. I'd like to make Karen G.'s basket quilt as a pillow cover, using the shorter selvages that I have. Debbie M.

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  41. Ohh hand raised and waving! I'm just starting my stash of selvedges and have lots of projects--pincushions, apron, denim skirt, just to name a few--to make on my list. This is fabulous!

    Cathy J ♥

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  42. I have been collecting these too. Please count me in. I am making pillows and a purse. Karen got me hooked too. LOL Sharon

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  43. I would like to do a handbag I have seen a pattern that I could use! Love to win!!!!!!

    Ann-Christin in Sweden

    http://ann-christin.zoomin.se/

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  44. Neat! I wouldn't keep these for myself though. I have a friend who is making a quilt with selvage edges so they would go directly to her!

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