Terrific Tip Tuesday: Selvage Labels

Selvages are great! They can tell us who designed the fabric, who manufactured it, what it is called, what inks printed it and where it’s printed. And we throw it all away. A lot of folks have designed great quilts/totes/skirts/pillows/pinnies using them and I’ve saved mine (albeit in trash bags) with the best of intentions. But my favorite use of late is an addition to my quilt back or binding.


Here I showed all the selvages of all the lines I used. This is my City Sampled Quilt from a while back. 


Now we have another thing to hoard…

xo LC

6 thoughts on “Terrific Tip Tuesday: Selvage Labels

  1. Now that is a great idea!!! I love how some selva he’s have cute little icons for the colour codes!!!

  2. what a great idea! I do save them in plastic baggies. I now, will try to remember to add some to the back. .. maybe around the label if I forget to add it to the quilt back..

  3. Awesome idea to show them on the back like that for the fabric you used. My problem is I don’t cut selvages off in one long piece. I like to leave them on the unused portion of fabric. I did save one piece though, that said Just Desserts, because I know I can incorporate that into a paperpieced block some day for something for my daughter.

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