Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Selvage Quilt Binding Fringe Trim Tutorial

Remember these little selvage stick people? Well, my guild has an upcoming mug rug swap, so I turned them into a little mug rug.  And see the little selvage fringe set inside the binding on the sides.  That's what this tutorial is for.  It's something I thought of a while back and wanted to try.  It is super easy to do!  So here we go ...
Quilt your item as desired and trim all the edges.
Prepare your regular binding which you want to use.  Select your selvages.  I just went with two sides of selvage trim this time, but you could easily do all four.  I also used selvages with a fuzzy/shaggy edge because I think it gives a better effect.
Trim your selvage pieces so 1/4 inch of fabric is showing above the white selvage part.
Pin your selvage to the edge of your quilted item.  Line the edges right up.
Sew just above the shaggy edge of the selvage.  See the photo below.
See?  You are sewing in quite a ways.
Just another pic showing this.
Next pin your binding in place, over top of the selvage.
This time, use a regular 1/4 inch seam allowance to sew the binding on, just like you usually would.  By using a 1/4 inch, the binding will be sewn just at the top of the white of the selvage underneath.
Handstitch your binding to the back, same as usual.  See the little selvage peeking out?  It's in there nice and secure.
Ta da!  A nice little selvage-y detail. 
I'd love to see a pic if you try this. 
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All Things Beautiful said...

Very cute! I am sure your swap partner will love it.

Needled Mom said...

Sooo cute. I love the fringe edge on the selvages.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

You are a crazy for sevages! Who would have thought to use the fringe part...you!

Cecily said...

Wow, I love this! Totally gorgeous and I love your "no pattern" approach to quilting!

Keep Stitchin' said...

Great idea, I love it!

Anya said...

I love your selvage stick people! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Such a creative use of selvages! I never would have thought of that.

Stopping in from Quiltstory. My link is http://carolburris.com/quilting/may-dogwood-quilt-update/

Teje said...

Hi Riel! That is so cute mug rug! Great idea to add selvage like that! x Teje

me ann my camera said...

We love the mug rug, a good idea! (hint:)Remember we have an anniversary coming up and both of us have birthdays in June.

.Also we both drink lots of coffee.
Blue Chickadee and Grape

Sue said...

hope I get it.. won't be at meeting but will send mine in.. already gave the selvege one I made away but it was nowhere near as cute as yours.. just strips sewn together..

Cathy said...

cutey patootey!

Annie said...

Love this idea! Thanks!!!!!

Mollyhall Seeley said...

What an adorable quilt! I'm so impressed that you can do this without a pattern.