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…and another spring idea

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

I have a bin into which I throw the selvedge trimmings as I’m sewing. It sits to the right of my sewing machine and is getting fuller and fuller. Seems kind of like the loaves and the fishes, if you get the drift. The more I use selvedges for projects, the more the bin fills up. Never seems to reduce in volume. In between the phases of projects I’m making for work, I’m working on a selvedge project which also uses the 60 degree triangle ruler-perhaps my favorite specialty ruler!

But I think I will be taking a break from that project because I ran across this one, which is too cute for words (play on the selvedge concept ladies!). I’ll now be looking for a pair of canvas slip on shoes so I can make myself a pair of these selvedge shoes. Yep, you heard me correctly, selvedge shoes. Also will be searching for fabric mod podge. I’m thinking that will be a perfect way to use a 40% off coupon!

Maybe a bunch of us from guild could start a new fashion trend in the quilter world. Have a look at these! click here

Does anyone know of a local store that sells those canvas shoes by Toms?


  1. Paula Foerder says:

    I’d love a pair of selvedge shoes but I’m wondering if they might be a little stiff after applying a couple of coats of Mod Podge?

    • Mary Ellen says:

      There is a different formula of mod podge made specifically for bonding fabric to fabric. I found it today at JoAnns. The label states that it will be washable after a thorough drying. Might do an experimental bonding of two fabrics to check for the texture issue. This might also work for jazzing up the tote bags we got at the guild BD party.

  2. Renee Lorenz says:

    Famous footwear on nf bled sells toms. If i were to do this, i would use a pair of shoes from a discount store. But that is my frugality kicking in.

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