Elena McDowell has been creating with selvages for years! Take a look at her fabulous work.
Her friends have been calling her crazy for a long time, but all the while enabling her with their selvages. That's what good quilting buddies are for! And one of them surprised her with a gift of "Quilts from the Selvage Edge." How perfect is that? (I think she could write her own selvage quilt book.)
The "woven" selvages appear to float above the surface of this quilt. Nice job, Elena!