Monday, August 17, 2015

Selvage Along: Selvage Binding

She let me see a sneak peek of the tutorial, and I decided to use it to finish off the selvage mugrugs I made last week:

Selvage mugrugs with selvage binding.

I love how the Cotton + Steel selvages look on both sides, they are perfect for binding!

Free motion quilting test block turned mugrug with selvage binding.

Plus the Cotton + Steel selvages have great little sayings and icons on them!

Netorious selvage binding.

I decided to try using some voile selvage I had, but wouldn't use it again.  The white part of the selvage was too wide, so barely any color showed up:

Voile selvage as binding, not very interesting.

It is also fairly transparent, and it shifts around so much it was hard to sew a straight line!

Voile selvage as binding--you can see print from another selvage under the binding on the left.

Selvage Along Schedule
July 20 - Intro post
July 24 - Selvage storage/collection linkup 
July 27 - Selvage Strip Pillow Tutorial by Jess @ Quilty Habit 

August 3 - Anna Maria Horner Selvage Feathers Tutorial by Renee @ Quilts of a Feather
August 10 -  Selvage Zippy Pouch Tutorial by Chris @ Made by ChrissieD & mid-way check-in linky on both blogs  

August 17 - Selvage Binding Tutorial by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl 
<<<You are here!
August 24 - Project by Vera @ Negligent Style
August 31 - Project by Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts
Sept. 7 - Selvage Churn Dash Project Share by Helga @ Cluckin' Pineapple 
Sept. 14 - Tutorial round up on both blogs
Sept. 21 - Last linky party- link up all your selvage projects!


  1. I'm so excited that you used the tutorial already - I hope others find it a fun way to finish projects, too! :)

  2. I've been using voile selvages on my bookcase quilt and I'm still not sure about them (because they are so transparent). C & S is perfect for the binding - great choice! I feel like selvage binding is a great addition to anything you make for a sewing friend!

  3. Interesting idea to use the selvages as binding. I checked out Yvonne's tutorial May I say your bindings are pretty interesting, but your quilting? I could gaze at it for hours. Love. it.

  4. I love your quilting on this project. I have been studying it. :)

  5. I had a piece of selvedge long enough to bind my pouch, but it was a boring one without any interesting text or designs. Sadly, I went back to 'normal' binding.

  6. Looking good! I must try this as well :)

  7. I'd love to bind a whole quilt like this!

  8. This was really an interesting topic and I kinda agree with what you have mentioned here! ICF Blocks