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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Best Things In Life Are Free

Yesterday Barb from Bejeweled Quilts By Barb made a great point about my new selvage bag...it cost next to nothing to make! That thought hadn't occurred to me, but because I used selvages, scraps and a zipper that I already had on hand, it was basically free. For that reason, I thought I would sew a selvage change purse to hold all the money I saved!

17 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a cute idea!

Ariane said...

That's a great idea!! Love it!!

andsewon said...

Love your bag and this wallet!! I too have saved them for over 2 yrs to do up a quilt show bag...maybe I better get to it before next one !;-)
Hope you enjoy the show!
Hugs,
Lola

Needled Mom said...

Cute....I love the selvage bag too. Now...if you sold it think of the profit margin!!!!

Sara said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this! If only I knew how to put a zipper in!

Melinda said...

Love your bag and change purse. I really like selvage projects.

Julia said...

What a great idea!!!!

Dena said...

This will nicely compliment your purse. Great idea!

Your blog title reminded me of a time when my husband and I were dating. His favorite saying was "I Got It For Free!" I nicknamed him Swap Meet Bob to match and it has stuck with him through the years. LOL

MJE said...

Okay Susan, what else are you making out of selvages? Maybe I should not ask. Looking forward to the show.
I promise to check my jeans before we leave!!!!!!!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I figure we pay good money for the fabric when we first bought it...let us not waste a single bit of it or it would be like throwing it away. I love seeing selvage projects and yours is perfect!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I am all over saving money....and free is the very best ever:)

Smiles,
Kelly

Rene' said...

Cute change purse too. My selvage projects never turn out this way ;-(

Janet said...

I think you've caught the selvage bug. What a neat purse, I love it. Maybe I should start saving selvages.

Melanie said...

Great idea. I do like it when I can make a bonus project from left overs. :-)

Jackie said...

Barb makes a very good point! The change purse is really cute.

dobco said...

Very cute!

Amy O. said...

Love this!! Thanks for the idea!

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