Julie in Memphis, TN made these improvisational selvage placemats. I love the colors and the surprises in the layout. She has a great post on her blog: http://www.quiltdivajulie.blogspot.com/ telling how she used her "liberated quilting" mindset to problem-solve. She included lots of photos too.
It's a scorcher in the US today! Do you have any room Down Under for some US quilters for the weekend? Wouldn't that be fun?