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Modern Selvage Quilting


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Dedication Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Working with Selvages Saving Selvages Sewing Selvages Planning Selvage Projects The Projects Make Every Scrap Count Pincushion Retro-Striped Christmas Ornaments Zip Lines Table Set Table Runner Placemats Selvage Latticework Accent Pillow Pick a Colour Pillow Candy Stripe Pillow Sewing Room Selvage Valance You're A Selvage Superstar Wall Quilt You Zig, I'll Zag Couch Quilt Selvage Maze Child's Quilt Crooked Picket Rail Fence Quilt Which Way to the Fabric Store? Quilt Which Way? Coffee Table Runner Side Stepping Over the Rainbow Quilt Split Selvage Strings Quilt Modern Selvage Medallion Quilt Finishing and Enjoying Your Quilt Afterword About the Author

About the Author

Riel Nason is an award-winning novelist and textile artist known for her whimsical selvage quilts. She maintains a popular quilting blog and has sewn thousands of pieces of selvage together. She lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with her family. rielnason.com


Do you put aside your selvages? In that case, you will find, in Modern Selvage Quilting, many ways to work with them. The Canadian textile artist Riel Nason offers you 17 projects made from selvages. Learn the secrets to pretty pincushions, Christmas decorations, or other "Lovely little touches". From large to small, everything is detailed. Many graphics will help you to make a quilt, to embellish with plain fabric, to make a larger piece, or even to make a real bed quilt. patCHquilt, Spring 2016 Discover three easy methods to create quilted pieces with selvages. There is an innovative half-square triangle technique too plus finishing techniques. These modern designs are eye catching. Collecting selvages seems a strange thing to do, but when you see the ideas in this book, I guarantee that you will give some thought to using selvages. Collecting might take time, but when you have enough selvages to incorporate in a project, decide on a sewing method and design. There are 17 practical projects to get you started from small pincushions, Xmas ornaments, table set, pillows, valance and eight striking quilts in different sizes. The projects are superb, the instructions easy to follow and the photos and diagrams are top quality. This is a very interesting book that could be used as a project book - I would be happy to make any of the projects. It could also be used as a starter point for ideas and inspiration. I am also thinking that the ideas in this book could be used for strip quilts. Fabulous. yarnsandfabrics.co.uk, 3/18/16 Have you noticed Riel's selvage quilts at the National Juried Show? She was juried into the NJS at least twice entering her selvage quilts. Riel wrote this book to share all her tips about making selvage quilts, plus numerous instructions for many different creations. There is such satisfaction to make something from nothingnormally selvages are wasted! I have been lured into this vortex, the fabric companies are on to us and now they are making selvages more interesting. I must confess I bought fabric for the selvage alone! I suspect we will see a lot more selvage quilts at upcoming shows! Canadian Quilter, Summer 2016 Remember when we used to trim off selvages and thrown them away? Not anymore! Quilts and other projects made entirely with or simply incorporating selvages are a popular trend, it's easy to see why. Like the ticket stubs you keep from shows you love, each selvage is a souvenir of a fabric you've selected and used. These unique scraps feature not only the name, but also a variety of colorful dots and other markings. Three easy-sew methods for sewing narrow- and wide-cut selvages, plus a special trick for half-square triangles are included in the 17 projects that range from cute polka-dot pincushions to quilts. Modern Quilts Unlimited, Summer 2016 I started saving my selvages just a few months ago after I noticed more and more projects being made by other people using their selvages. If you aren't sure what the selvage is, it's the edge of your quilting fabric. There are two selvages on each fabric, one of which has the fabric information (designer, colours used, fabric # and manufacturer) printed along it. These strips can be quite colourful and have one edge which is finished, so lots of quilters have started using these strips to make all sorts of projects. Since I had a little stash accumulated, when I was offered the opportunity to review a copy of "Modern Selvage Quilting" by Riel Nason, I jumped at it!! This book has lots of projects to try and has very clear, easy to follow instructions!! Since I didn't have a lot of selvages collected, I decided to make the "Selvage Latticework Accent Pillow" on page 51. It was a fast and easy project that turned out just great!! Now that I've read the book, I'm going to trim my selvages a little wider than I have been and I'm going to make sure that I save them ALL. I think this would be a fun class to teach at my local quilt shop too, so I'm going to ask them to order in the book!! If you are looking for something fun and a little different, why don't you try quilting with selvages?? -- Christine Baker, Fairfield Road Designs http://christinebaker-fairfieldroaddesigns.blogspot.ca/, 7/9/16 Quite a few people are saving selvedges these days, recognising that these narrow printed strips offer interesting design possibilities. After all, you do pay for selvedges when you buy your fabric! If you don't already have a selvedge stash, you will want to beg, buy or borrow from others so that you can make the amazing patterns in this book. The author provides guidance about how to collect and cut and gives quite a few methods for sewing them. She offers some design suggestions for creating your own quilts, and then presents instructions for the projects big and small. As well as cushions and quilts, you'll find directions for making a pincushion, a Christmas ornament, and a table runner. Down Under Quilts, Issue 176

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