Mam in Canada made something with her selvages that she says she can really use...a tissue holder. And during the process of making it she took photos so we can see how she did it. Great idea! Thanks, Mam.
See her website and the tutorial at: http://atypicalife.net/mam/2009/03/happy-saturday-happy-selvage/#comment-963
Mam started sewing when she was 5 years old, but she sat on a needle and didn't return to sewing until just before her 50th birthday! Ouch!
P.S. Her DH gives her a rose every Saturday. Isn't that sweet?