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!


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Riel Nason said... #

Love, love. Selvage jealously here. :-)

Lorna McMahon said... #

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!

Carla said... #

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

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

Super cute bags!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said... #

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

Vicki said... #

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

Kati said... #

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

Kim said... #

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.

Snowcatcher said... #

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!

Nita said... #

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

Molly said... #

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

Susan said... #

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

Katy Cameron said... #

Seriously OCD, but great result anyway :oD

Carla said... #

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

Teje Karjalainen said... #

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

Terri said... #

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!

Anorina @SameliasMum said... #

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 :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said... #

Gorgeous makes!

Anonymous said... #

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

Rene' said... #

Amazing finishes! So cheery and fun.

Cristy said... #

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

Amy Friend said... #

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

Amanda Jean said... #

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

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