Sunday, March 7, 2010

Japanese Selvages

Here's an example of how Japanese fabric manufacturers make their selvages more interesting. I hope other manufacturers follow their example and make their selvages prettier too. Then our current selvage quilts will look like antiques!

Years ago selvages were very plain, just the company name in a "typewriter" Pica or Elite font. Remember that? Older fabrics don't have anything written on the selvage at all.

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11 comments:

Kristopher K Design said...

so cute :)

Jodie said...

Japanese selvedge is the best.. I have mushrooms and birds and ants and apples - all too cute.

Stephanie said...

I agree--manufacturers need to keep up with the clever crafting community and make cuter selvedges! A lady just gave me boxes of fabric and one piece has a snippet of a selvedge but it's stamped with the year--1970.

Barb said...

I love everything about Asian artistry. They seem to have a knack for elevating everything in a lovely, colorful way -
thanks for sharing this
think spring!

kimbuktu said...

Those are adorable.

AMIT said...

Hey i just came to know about japanese type from here.Thanks for sharing.

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Melody (lacyquilter) said...

How 'tweet'! I have lots of those 'older' fabrics. But I've been pulling them out and using them. No fabric shopping for me for a long time.

Darlee Byron said...

These selvages are very delightful! And, if we continue to create beautiful quilts with selvages, they will be sure to get more unique!!

Jenny said...

So pretty, I haven't seen this before. Makes me want to go and buy some Japanese fabric!!

Owl_mania said...

love japanese selvages!

featheredfibers said...

Ok, just have to ask... where do you find such cool selvages???