Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

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I am a busy wife and the mom of 19 year old twins, a boy and a girl who are Sophomores at Syracuse University.

I have been quilting since the spring of 2008. I love novelty fabrics, colorful and unique.

Selvage quilting is addictive! Who knew the "junk" we cut off and threw out would be what I now save! I started a new tradition when I travel--visiting quilt stores! I particularly enjoy going to stores that have been named in the Quilt Sampler Featured Shop Lists-

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Big Reveal!!

The selvage chair is completed
and is upstairs in the playroom!
I love how it came out,
and am so happy that it will be used again !

If you want to see how I did it,
look back at blog posts from February 11th until today!
Here are a few photos of the finishing process.
I turned it inside out to pin the final seam up the arms:
All sewn, but not trimmed and stapled on:
Starting to staple and trim:
Side view of finished chair:


  1. Score! Tada! You rock! Thanks for letting us peek in on the progress. Now what's next?!!

  2. It's a great chair! I have enjoyed watching your progress, so glad to see the grand finish!

  3. I love your chair!!! I once tried to reupholster a chair very similar to that shape, and not knowing what I was doing --- it was hard!! You must be a pro. Wish you were closer to me to guide me. I probably have enough selvages collected to do one. Congrats. It's really great. Dar

  4. Hey Jill !! The chair has been transformed!! You have done a superb job - what a novel use of selvedges - my collection is growing and soon I will attempt my first project.... no, not a chair :-))) ... a pin cushion!

    Enjoy your beautiful "one of a kind" chair!

  5. Beautiful job. I've been following this project along and I'm amazed at how much work you have put into this.

  6. Oh my! This is the best chair I have ever seen! I admire you for attempting this. It is absolutely beautiful!!!!!

  7. OH my it's beautiful!

    I think to celebrate your finish, I will make it my background for awhile. It is just fantastic and so inspirational!
    jealous - oh yea!

  9. WOW! I love your new chair. You are amazing!

  10. incredible, it's beautiful! I love the progress reports, very very inspirational!

  11. YOU are AMAZING my BFF! This is a work of art and I am very proud of you. Hope you still "know" me when you are famous and walking the selvage red carpet.
    Love you!


    First, I LOVE quilting as an art form and really respect the talent that you have for it.

    I admire them all, yet I've made only one quilt in my life...
    However, these selvage projects are fascinating. Enough to start nagging at my brain....should I even try it? Is it harder or easier than traditional quilting??? Super tedious?

    C xo

  13. Truly amazing!! Love it... Always kept I know why !!


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