This started many selvage projects! So far I have used them to make banners, a banner quilt and numerous pin cushions! My latest adventure was creating our logo monogram - UD - using preformed three-dimensional letters and wrapping them in selvage (top picture)! Now when I purchase fabric fat-quarters, I always look for the ones that have the full length selvage print. The fabric itself is still the prize, but that extra design element is the cherry on top!
For those that still throw those edges away - keep them and create something special or send them to ME! ;)