Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Idea: Selvage Binding!

Erica Spinks of Australia is making selvage tulips again and this time she has added selvage binding. I think this looks very nice. I also like the polka dot fabric and the echo quilting. See more of her work at


Cindi said...

I love it! I'm guessing that she top stitched the selvage edge on the right side of the quilt (after joining enough strips to go around the quilt) and had enough fabric to turn to the back, fold over and hand stitch down. I couldn't tell for sure from the picture. Looks neat!

I find myself looking at the selvage edge now when I'm shopping for fabric. If I like the selvage...I'll buy it even if I don't need the yardage!! I need more selvages! :)

Erica Spinks said...

Hi Cindi,
That's exactly what I did - well spotted! I hope you visit my blog soon.

sossy said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog!How exciting. I absolutely love the book. I did use a very thin polyester batting on the quilt and then I quilted it by hand with perl cotten and took a bit larger of stitches than what I would with regular quilting thread. Probably about 3-4 per inch. I also quilted it without a hoop. I just pin-basted smaller areas and then instead of having to pull a knot through the backing I just went in between the layers to start and finish. It was actually pretty easy. I did a meandering stitch and reall loved how it finished. If you would like me to email you a picture I can.

Cindi said...

Hi Erika,
Thanks for confirming the directions! It is such a clever and fun idea. As soon as I get my sewing/craft room back in order(it is a wreck after making Christmas projects)I'm going to try some fun selvage quilts. I will definitely be putting a selvage binding on something!!