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Thread: braided rugs

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    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
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    braided rugs

    does anyone know how to make those scatter rugs using 2.5 strips of fabric? I think it would be great to use up some fabric. thanks
    Donna

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    My quilting teacher just finished one and threatened me with making one; looking forward to it. Will try to share pattern with you when I can.

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    There was a thread on here a couple of months back about using shaved toothbrush to sew/crochet them. You can also use a super large crochet hook to crochet one. I've made a circular one this way. Maybe someone knows where the thread is.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    i have a pattern got it at my LQS i think its from grisely gulch patterns.

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    I crochet these rugs, round or oval. But I just do the pattern as I go. None are ever alike.
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    I bought a loom from Country Threads with instruction and a video several years ago but have not made a rug yet. You work with 2 strips going over and under with each strip. I bought it to use up my stash. Ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HummerGardenCrafts View Post
    I crochet these rugs, round or oval. But I just do the pattern as I go. None are ever alike.
    How do you treat the raw edges?
    In my quilt lab!

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    Cut the strips with a "pinking shear" rotary cutting blade.
    The best kind of sleep beneath heaven above is under a quilt hand made with love. Anonymous

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    Thanks everyone for your replies, I did not know it was crochet! that won't be a problem, just thought it was braided somehow.
    Donna

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    Donna, you can also braid them Years ago......like 40 years....I braided room size rugs from wool. I got wool clothing at the thrift store. I folded the raw edges in as I braided. I hand sewed the braid using carpet thread. Try different ways and see which method you like best.

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