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selvage

, selvedge
a similar strip of material allowed in fabricating a metal or plastic article, used esp for handling components during manufacture
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Selvage

 

the contact surface between a mineral vein and the surrounding rocks. In veins with a nonuniform filling of a distinct mineral substance (of a so-called girdle, symmetrical, or asymmetrical fabric), the part near the selvage is composed of a mineral aggregate that is different from that of the central part. In veins having a uniform composition, both the central part and the part near the selvage consist of the same minerals.

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selvage

[′sel·vij]
(petrology)
The marginal zone of an igneous mass, generally characterized by a fine-grain, or sometimes glassy, texture. Also known as salband.
(textiles)
Heavy reinforced outside woven edges of cloth. Also spelled selvedge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

selvage, selvedge

1.The finished edge of carpeting, a fabric, etc., which prevents raveling.
2. The unsurfaced strip along a sheet of prepared roll roofing that forms the underportion of the lap. The plate through which the bolt of a lock projects.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

selvage

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The selvage is cut off the ends of a piece of cloth the desired blanket size.
First, two pieces of cloth are sewn together width wise about one-half inch inside the selvage. The selvage is then spread flat and sewn down to the cloth behind it.
Row 1 and all odd-numbered rows (WS): P1 (selvage), work 4 (4, 5, 7) sts in seed st, pm, p1, k2, p8, k2, p1, pm, k2, p8, k2, pm, p1 (selvage).
Row 2: K1 (selvage), work 4 (4, 5, 7) sts in seed st, work left front cable chart.
To capitalize on the dramatic 16-foot ceiling, Selvage used an open plan, simple white walls, and a ridge skylight.
Place the fabric over the cutting surface, aligning the crossgrain edge with a horizontal gridline and the selvages with a vertical gridline.
Align selvages, ensuring there are no wrinkles or folds, and press again, creasing center fold.
Bringing selvages together, allow fabric to drop in front of you.
One or more straight sides of the patch should follow the lengthwise (parallel to the selvages) or crosswise (perpendicular to the selvages) grain of fabric, especially the sides that will be on the outside edges of the quilt block.