Friday, May 25, 2012

Selvage Tote

Remember when I was working on these??

And so it grew to this -
And finally it became this -

This is a project I've been wanting to make for as long as I have been saving selvages. I based it on a pattern that was in an old copy of McCall's magazine. I made a couple of changes to the pattern, but I'm so happy to finally make my Selvage tote. I'm telling you, those string blocks are so addicting.

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28 comments:

Kat said...

Well isn't that bag adorable?!? I adore bags and that one is so unique. I might need to start saving selvages!

Marydon said...

How clever a tote to create, Jocelyn. Have never seen one before. Love it!

Have a beautiful holiday ... please pray for our troops that serve us, & those that have gone before us.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Lisa C in GA. said...

I always forget to either save them, or to cut them wide enough. I'm used to just trimming them right along the edge of the selvage. But this bag is so cute, I think I'm going to really start making an effort!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

So cute! I have never made a string quilt - I kind of find it daunting. However, I just might do this! Thanks for sharing!

Quiet Quilter said...

Commitment pays off! Love it...

Allie said...

I am so impressed - I love it!

quilt happy said...

i love that bag

Susan said...

I love that tote...one day when I have time, it's on my list!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cute tote!

Ivory Spring said...

You did a superb job, Jocelyn!

Michelle May said...

That's just totally cool!

MoeWest said...

Your selvage bag looks great! I'm saving selvages too but I haven't decided what to make yet.

Donna said...

I love your bag! I have been saving my selvages and I may have to make a bag.
Hugs,
Donna

Barb said...

How fun is that??? Love your tote!

JanetK said...

I bought a book on selvedge quilts at a used book store recently - never occurred to me to save those! I am now though!

Cass said...

Gorgeous tote! :)

Sal Merrick said...

Lovely bag :-)

QuiltSue said...

That's so clever. It's the first time I've seen something made from selvedges that I've liked.

Jen said...

The selvage tote is so different .A great idea I love it.thanks for sharing the photos of Quilts on Plum Lane .

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Connie said...

What a beautiful bag! Would you believe I have only recently started saving my selvages, hope to make something as neat as this someday!

Sarah Craig said...

What a great use for all those selvages - and such a cute bag! Whoop whoop!!

Sewing for Utange said...

That's amazing! Well done!

Dayna said...

The tote is adorable! I really want to do a selvage project eventually.

ThreeOldKeys said...

what a sweet tote ... and the selvages are so coordinated!!! when i finally start using mine it will be a real across-the-decades mix.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

I'm addicted to string blocks too! I have told myself that I cannot make a "regular" block until my two shoeboxes of thin scraps are empty. If I'm not vigilant, I will be overrun by scraps that I can't bear to throw away. Your tote is just lovely. I'm going to turn my blocks into a quilt.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That bag is great! Love it... :)

Janine said...

This is great! What a fab way to use selvedges :)