Friday, February 19, 2010

The Great Divide

There were so many people interested in my selvedges that I felt bad about giving them all to one person. I decided to divide them into "large letter" size lots (vacuum-packed in zip-lock bags) and post them out to a few randomly chosen people. Some of you may have received a bundle (if you happen to be a regular customer) and some may have received an email asking for your address.

I'm in the middle of a huge (but very, very secret) sew-fest, so the selvedge stash is growing daily. I'll keep drawing out names for letter-size bundles until the stash is gone.

I'm sorry but I haven't had time to do any fancy linky stuff about the winners. Believe me - I really have been drawing names out and I really have been sending parcels out.

34 comments:

Purple Paisley Patch said...

What a great idea, I love that you're sharing the selvage love around! I'll keep my fingers crossed and check my letterbox daily. ;-)

Did you see the gorgeous spiderweb quilt on Tallgrass Prairie Studio, which Jodie inspired and contributed selvages to. Here's the link: http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/2010/02/love-says-it-all.html

So much selvage goodness in blogland! :-)

willywagtail said...

I believe you. Hope your enjoying all the cutting and crafting. Cherrie

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i'm sure there'll be lots of blog love from the lucky recipients .. what a great idea.

fi said...

thank you lovely lady for my parcel, my selvedge crochet project is well on its way:))

Selvage Quilter said...

How nice of you to share your selvage stash! Have you considered making something with them yourself? It is lots of fun to sew selvages together for a quilt or tons of other things. Take a look at www.selvageblog.blogspot.com for inspiration. Did you know that selvage quilts are washable and very sturdy? If you make something with them, email me and I'll show it on the blog. Besh wishes to you.

Bree Ferguson said...

Love keeping up with your blog nikki!!! I've been able to make one bag but just don't have the time. Will you be at the CraftExpo??

I have left you some sunshine on my blog :)

Annie said...

I believe you Nikki

Linda said...

Hi Nikki,
Thanks so much for drawing my name out......I eagerly await my selvages to arrive.
cheers Linda

sewjourn said...

Hope your secret squirrel sewing business is going well Nikki!....and that you get a little bit of time to rest.

Quinta da Quilter said...

What a great idea! Sending fun around the world!

Helen said...

I would LOVE to receive a little parcel of selvedges - I'm collecting to have a go at some projects but just don't seem to be buying enough fabric and believe me, I'm trying!!!!!

Thanks! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Jill said...

I just read about your giveaway on Karen Griska's blog. I'd love some of your selvages if you still have some to share.
Take a look at my blog to see my latest selvage project- I am re-do-ing a chair in selvages!

http://cre8fmomquilts.blogspot.com/

SandyQuilts said...

If you're still drawing names I'd like to throw myself into the pot. thanks.

Teri said...

That is certainly a nice pile. You really must be on a sewing fest (or at least a cutting fest) to have such a large pile. I hope your top secret mission is successful

cozy quilter said...

I am collecting selvages for a quilt and would love to receive an envelope of them from you. Thanks for your generosity. Have a great day!
Gail from Ontario, Canada

JoAnne said...

I would love to win a bag of your selvages to add to my projects. What a neat way to share the selvage love. JoAnne in Keller, Texas

Jean said...

I am new to your blog, but will check back to see this secret sewing! I love selvages too, am currently working on a project using them.

patty a. said...

I would love to get my hands on some of your selvages! I have a quilt in mind for them, but I don't have nearly enuff. Let me know if you want to send some my way!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've been trying to collect selvages for a project, but it has been slow going. I'd love to be added to your list for a drawing. Thanks!

Sara said...

Can I be added. I've never made anything with selvages, but am so inspired by the Selvage blog to try. I only have a few of my own, not enough for a project yet.
Thanks!

Kathleen C. said...

I'd love to be part of your selvage giveaway; I began saving selvages after visiting Karen Griska's blog. Since my fabrics are mostly tone on tones, your selvages look much more interesting than mine. I've offered to cover an old footstool in selvages for my daughter.
I love the name of your blog and will subscribe to your feed. Thanks so much.
Kathleen C.
villagequilter@gmail.com

Lisa J said...

I would love to be in on your selvage giveaway! I have a good idea to use them for!

Thanks so much!
Lisa

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free indeed said...

I think this selvedge edge craze is pretty cool. I started the valances in my sewing room; got one window done. I'm only using aqua/greens for these so need to 'get' more. Don't know if it's too late to be added to a waiting list? If so, that's fine. I enjoy your blog and the great posts!
Shelley

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a fun giveaway. I haven't yet tried anything with selvages.

Sue said...

Hi Nikki
Read about your giveaway over at the Selvage Blog really think thats a great idea. I would love to receive some as I have a small stash and would love to add to it
Sue

DaisyJulz said...

Hi Nikki, Just read about your selvedge give away over here http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/. hope I'm not to late to be in with a chance. I have asked my stitching friends to start saving selvedges for me, No real idea in my head yet but I know I want to do something with them.

MJinMichigan said...

If you're still drawing names I would love to be entered to win
some selvedges!!!

angelsister1951 said...

would love to win a piece of the stash selvages... woo hooo
please include me in a draw
thnkyou and have a great day... love the sculpted ladies what a hoot would love one of them also.... too cool
ter

Judy B said...

Okay, how great to receive scraps from Australia! I will send you the postage - keep me on your list of receivers.

I must visit Australia some day! I continue to keep ordering from everyone and love how the use of color in quilts is so different from the USA. Just my kind of style.

Judy B

Deb said...

Please enter me to win your selvages. Like many others, I found the link to your blog over at The Selvage blog.

Debbie said...

Hi, Nikki -- Anything left?

Shannon said...

Love the idea of sharing what you have and no longer need...I just went through all of my fabric and gave it away, so fun to see others get to use what I have had stored away...

I just got introduced to the idea of selvage quilts and have just started cutting my selvages to save, would love to win a giveaway like this...


shannonarnstein@yahoo.com

Adele said...
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Adele said...

I would love some of your stash I am new to quilting and I am excited to try selvages.