Friday, September 27, 2013

Finish It Friday

So what happens when I get a nice assortment of selvages from one of my all-time favorite designers, Laurie Wisbrun?

I organize them.
Then I super organize them in the order they were available for purchase. OCD?

Then I try a new trick I learned from Cristy--glue basting.
Then I turn them into a cute zipper pouch. Side 1:
Side 2:
Robert Kaufman really stepped up and started turning the color registration dots into an art form of their own!
And add a label on the inside:
And then make a lined drawstring bag from one of Laurie's latest lines. Side 1:
Side 2:

And then sigh from pure pleasure of having worked on such fun projects.

Getting to link a completed project at Crazy Mom Quilts? Fun!

23 comments:

  1. Love, love. Selvage jealously here. :-)

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  2. Me too! I gotta start cutting the selvage with a little bit extra. Your selvage projects look like sew much fun. The drawstring bag is super cute, too!

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  3. I think I may know who you got those from : ) I was reading her blog yesterday. Your projects are very sweet. Love that zipper pouch

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  4. I love your cute bags... I have just started saving pretty selvages but I need to cut them wider I see!

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  5. So much fun! Your friend is a lucky recipient!!

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  6. Love the selvage bag!!! I need to try glue basting.

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  7. Love it! I am so horrible at keeping the selvages. Your pouch reminds me that I need to make an effort because it turned out beautifully.

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  8. I'm really digging that glue-basting step. What a marvelous idea!!! I think you just convinced me to stop being so afraid of selvege piecing!

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  9. Oh my goodness...how does one go about "getting a nice assortment of selvedges" like that? lol! What a fabulous package to arrive in the mail!

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  10. love love love! so darned cute! Made me smile today to see what you have been up to my friend!

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  11. The selvedges are great fun, aren't they! No wonder no one throws them out anymore!

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  12. Seriously OCD, but great result anyway :oD

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  13. What a great gift for you, Cindy! Your organization is enviable!!

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  14. Hi Cindy! I loooove your pouch! Perfect way to use precious selvages - I would like to make a bag like that! And the drawstring bag is beautiful! Thank you for linking to Laurie Wisbrun; her fabrics are adorable. Happy weekend! x Teje

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  15. What a cute selvage bag! I think we all have moments of OCD when it comes to fabric and organizing. I've never owned any Laurie Wisbrun fabrics. Cute stuff!

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  16. Super fun pouches and what a lovely way to use selvedges. Glue basting has caught my attention. I'll go and follow your link. Thanks :)

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  17. Love your pouch bag.....and your selvages are awesome!

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  18. Amazing finishes! So cheery and fun.

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  19. It's so fantastic!!! I'm so happy that you're finding the glue basting love. {mwah!}

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  20. Oh, I do love the selvage projects! I have enough collected now to make something but can't decide what!

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  21. I love your pouches and draw string bag. you are the selvage master! hands down.

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