Crafty idea from State Fair quilter

Saturday’s post from The Selvage Blog, a selvage quilter’s daily read, featured an idea from Elena McDowell for selvage postcards. Selvage is the uncut edge that runs down the right side of fabric. The blogger explains the simple project:

If you don’t already know how to make a selvage postcard, you will in 1 minute. Apply your selvages to stiff interfacing like Pellon (the non-fusible kind). Trim to a rectangle a little larger than your postcard stock. Attach your selvage block to the postcard by sewing a nice zigzag stitch around the outer edge. See the bottom photo.Trim. All done.

McDowell, who sells her wares at Quilts by Elena and on the Etsy site under Carolina Squirrell, will also be showing her quilts at the Fair in the Commercial Educations building.

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

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