by Chicken Julie
Selvages (or selvedges in English English) are the finished edges of the yardage.
In screened fabric the selvage usually has information about the print, such as name, company and colors used in the various screens to get the multi-colored print. In the selvage above eight colors are indicated by the dots. Sometimes there is a number too. The dot is the traditional shape for color indication.
At Moda we use that familiar strips of dots as a logo.
Making Every Scrap Count
Riel at The Q and The U blog showed this quilt pieced of just the dots and the numbers cut from selvages.
Spider Webs from Squares and Triangles
Selvage quilters make the most of everything.
Elena sells selvage quilts on Etsy
They become selvage collectors
A dress pieced of selvages by Jodi at Ricrac in 2008
You collectors have probably noticed that Moda has done some innovating in their color
indicators. In my Morris Modernized line we used a Voysey bird instead
of a dot. We pull out an image from a print in the collection.
The more colors, the more birds.
Karen Griska at THE Selvage Blog
calls the selvage quilt phenomenon
"Extreme Scrap Quilting."
Karen Griska, Thin Sticks