This is what happened to me. See, it's really a matter of Waste Not, Want Not. I keep the colorful sides of selvages. All of them! I store them in a pretty glass container until it gets too full, then I transfer them to a rustic bird cage.
But what happens when even the bird cage become saturated with selvages to the point of overflowing? Why, make a fabric wreath out of them, of course!
The idea struck me when I was browsing at Hobby Lobby in Boise last fall. Our small valley doesn't sport any craft shops, so walking in the doors of HL was overwhelming, to say the least. But after cruising through the aisles, I decided to get a multi-tiered wire wreath. I could simply weave the selvages on each of the four rows of wires, and voila! A fabric wreath.
|The clippings from my fabric wreath. I didn't save these. Into the trash they went. Go, me!|
I guess it turned out okay. But only after I trimmed all the selvages down to a manageable length. It works!
I don't think I'll make a living selling these little gems, but it's kinda fun to have a new, inexpensive decoration. It would actually be kinda fun to cut up red and green fabrics for a festive holiday wreath.
Now how many more do you think I can make out of my bird cage scraps? The cage stands 18" tall!
Quilting with a smile,
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