Many of my friends just shake their heads when I talk about sewing with selvages, but it is so much fun! I can't take credit and I won't tell you how to do it, so get the book: Quilts from the Selvage Edge. Also, if you do an internet search of either "Karen Griska" or "selvage quilts" you can find her website and blog and pictures of all sorts of things people have made using selvages.
Here I am in our booth at the Durham, NC quilt show, showing one of my first efforts, a design taken from the book.
Well, I didn't stop there! I made pot holders and snap bags (from the pattern "Snap Happy"). Then I made a little flat purse, earrings, and fabric postcards (another hobby of mine).
On Saturday, two very good friends, Marty D. and Sue F. came over and I showed them how to go about sewing with selvages. They are each designing their own projects. Here's the top that I made. It's only about 20" x 20", so will be a table topper.