I have been quilting for at least 15 years for now. During this time I must have thrown away hundreds of yards of precious selvage by now. Ever since I came across Karen Griska's blog and saw what could be done with those strings, I had been feeling sorry for not saving them.
I decided to put all of the should have and could have aside and started gathering my own pile of selvage. Soon, I realized that if you constantly tear and slice like I do, it does not take that long to collect enough selvage to make a small project.
It is exciting to try something I have never done before. It reminds me of my aunt who used to piece every string she could get her hands on. She even tied the tail ends of the threads and saved to reuse. I did not understand all that as a little girl but now it makes perfect sense!
Today's project may not be as utilitarian as those in old days but makes me happy! In an effort on going green, I will piece the back from scraps and patch the batting pieces to make a large enough piece for a small quilt.
Stay tuned to see what happens next!