From the Heart Blog Hop

The wonderful Carol at Just Let me Quilt has pulled together a great group of bloggers to share some gift ideas. I decided it was time to do something fun with selvedges. I’ve wanted to make a dopp kit for awhile, too. Hmmmm, sounds like a quilty mash-up to me!

I used a tutorial from Melly Sews and started with sewing together selvedges. Then I added a layer of fusible interfacing and and one layer of batting and machine quilted it. Then I cut my pieces out and assembled my bag. For the handle, I used a 4″ x 10″ piece with interfacing to make the handle. Honestly, if I hadn’t been binge watching “Unorthodox” on Netflix then it would have easily been an under 2-hour project.

Selvedge Dopp Bag
Top view…I did work to get Spellbound centered on the handle!

Wouldn’t these make a great gift for your sewist friends? You could even fill them with little gifts! And, since they were made from scrappy bits, and leftover batting (or you could Frankenbatt your smaller pieces) they’d be free! We define free in my sewing room as a project that doesn’t require a trip to the quilt shop. (Fabric has a wildly rapid depreciation rate, by the way. Just sayin’.)

Before I go and send you off to visit this fabulous line up, I just want to thank Carol for putting this all together. She is truly a Wonder Woman!

I also need to share that it’s my oldest daughter’s birthday today! I can’t tell you how grateful I am that a dark and stormy night in October landed me with this precious gift!

Birthday cupcakes from Kyra’s!

Obviously with Covid, we’re keeping it quiet and just hanging out with gluten- free treats and the Great British Baking Show!

I hope your week is off to a good start and you find some fun projects to light your creative fire (lol autocorrect just tried to call it a caffeine fire…it knows me too well!)

Hop back soon and happy quilting!


October 26

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Ms P Designs USA

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel


Selina Quilts

Cynthia’s Creating Ark

Quilting Gail


Ridge Top Quilt

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

That Fabric Feeling

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

October 27


Just Because Quilts

Day Brook Designs

Karen’s Korner

Quilt Schmilt

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Karrin’s Crazy World

Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Sew Many Yarns

Songbird Designs

Samelia’s Mum

October 28

Just Let Me Quilt



Seams To Be Sew

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Bumbleberry Stitches

Days Filled With Joy

Quilted Delights

Den Syende Himmel

Life in the Scrapatch

Storied Quilts

Kathleen McMusing

Food for Thought

24 responses to “From the Heart Blog Hop

  1. Beth your bag is perfect. Great way to use those selvedges. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Bags are always a great gift to give! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a fun bag and very unique. Thanks for the inspo 🙂

  4. Great bag. Love that you managed to get the word centered on the handle, Makes that a true gift from the heart. And many happy birthdays to your daughter.

  5. Love the bag! How are you watching the British Baking show? I haven’t been able to find it…..

  6. Hi Beth! Love every word of the this post, especially the picture at the end. HB to your daughter! I have never heard of a dopp kit/bag before. But the size and shape is useful! It looks like a shoe bag that I used to carry many moons ago to keep my shoes dry when wearing boots to work. I love the use of the selvages – I’ve wanted to do that, too. It’s a great combination. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. You are right – this would be a perfect gift for sewing friends! What fun. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  8. What a great use of your selvedges!! Thanks for the tutorial link. I’ve never made a boxy style bag before and it might be time to do so!

  9. I have saved selvedges for years. I really need to get them out and put them to good use. Thanks for sharing your dopp bag and the place to find the great tutorial!

  10. I have always wanted to do a selvedge edge project and yours is a great inspiration! Love this bag! I too enjoy binge tv watching and quilting, and The Great British Baking Show is one of my favorites!

  11. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    This is a great bag, Beth!! Your autocorrect knows me well too! LOL Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great project, thanks so much for sharing!

  13. I love that I always learn something new from you, Beth…like a “dopp bag.” I’ve seen them, used them, but had no idea that was what they were called. Yours is just the cutest! You’ve made me rethink throwing out those selvedge pieces. Happy, happy birthday to your daughter and thank you for sharing your dopp bag (I love that name LOL.)

  14. I’m not a selvedge saver but your bag gave me pause. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Love the bag and good work with the fussy cutting the handle. Happy birthday to the birthday girl.

  16. thatfabricfeelingcom

    What a great finish!! I admire anyone using selvedges as they drive me wacky. This really is a fun gift!

  17. That’s a great use of your selvages

  18. Gretchen Romanelli

    Beautiful bag with selvedge fabric. Looks very roomy and useful for anyone on your list

  19. Selvages…mine seem to grow by themselves. lol What a great idea to use the selvages and make someone something useful, too.

  20. Love your selvage bag! It’s a great way to use them!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  21. Thank you very much for hopping. Your gift idea is wonderful and I love free by using what we have.

  22. How cute is that! Great way to use scraps, and who doesn’t like a bag?! Thanks for sharing xx

  23. Oh, Beth, I love this idea for selvages. Definitely free is always nice since this quilting hobby is not. lol Thanks for the tv viewing ideas too. Staying at home has its perks.

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