Sue Robertson and her mother are both quilters. I understand that quilters cut off the selvedges before they use their cloth and I suspect that most quilters throw them away; not Sue and her mother. She had a big bag of these treasures and put them into this handwoven runner. Some were thicker than others and you can still see the writing on some of them, which makes this piece all the more interesting. Hooray for finding a creative use for the quilter's throw away!