So where do I get all these selvages? Hmmm....well, if you have followed for a while, you may have noticed a few posts with photos of fabric. Let's just save I have a nice "collection."
I also have some really great fabric-obsessed friends...friends who don't feel the need to hang on to every little selvage they cut off. Nope. Instead, they pack them in bags and send them to me. And while it may seem odd, it is like receiving a valuable gift when I open that bag up. To thank these generous friends, I have been making a pincushion for them. These are going out in the mail tomorrow:
I try my best to customize them a bit.
Crystal from Modify Tradition is from Minneapolis. Believe it or not, I actually have some fabric from a shop hop that was held in Minnesota last summer. I tried really hard to piece together "Modify Tradition," but the closest I could get was Modern Tradition. Hope this is close enough for you, Crystal.
Terri from Sew-Fantastic has been very generous and requested aqua and gray. She even got a strip of the fabric that started this whole obsession: dumb dot. And on a fun note, she will be moving to Bakersfield, just two hours from where I live. I'm hoping we will have a chance to go
Amy from Amy's Creative Side (and don't forget, Blogger's Quilt Festival is just around the corner--too much fun going on this week!) gave me a list of some of her favorite fabrics/designers. Those super cute color registration dots in the center are from the Hunky Dory line, and I even got her name in there as well. Well, Amy Butler's name actually, but close enough.
Tallgrass Prairie Studio has been a complete inspiration. Remember the quilt she made from selvages? I think she used most of her selvages up, so while I didn't get a package from her, I have gotten a lot of inspiration. She is from Kansas and loves modern quilting. So...don't you think she should have a pincushion with selvages that say Midwest Modern and Kansas Song? I thought so too.
And look what came in the mail yesterday? Laurie Wisbrun from Scarlet Fig has been designing and printing her fabric for a while. I'm a huge fan. And then she was picked up by Robert Kaufman and her fabric will be debuting some time this month. Can't wait. In the meantime, I get to play with this
And if one of you readers out there has been wondering what to do with the selvages that you cut off, well, I made sure my contact information is handy. You know, in case you need a new pincushion...