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One or more of the big box stores i.e. Lowe's or Home Depot, has a rug/carpet section and we found a waffle type non-slip backing to put under throw rugs, long runners, and such. Works well on our wood floors.
Here is the link to that post
Hydrangea Quilted Rugs
JoAnn's is supposed to have a similar product. Haven't tried it. But w/a 50% off coupon, it would be worth it to try it.
"Proud Parent of an American Airman"
Yes, just going to suggest Jenny Doan's tutorial which uses 5" charm squares. I am going to use up all the ones
that I have bought, that I just loved and couldn't do without. You understand. This is to be my next project.
I have used silicone caulking on the backs of a few rugs. I didn't make them; just bought a few for in front of the kitchen sink etc that were not backed and slippery. so, I got out the tube of silicone caulk I had for around the tub and squeezed thickish strips about 2 inches apart along the length of the rug. let it dry over night and works great.
You never stand taller than when you stoop to help a child.
I have. Pattern by Green Bug called the Vera Bag. The first one I just used interfacing, the last 3 I used fusible fleece. They are very easy to make. Here is a link to the thread I posted this summer of 2 of the purses I made.Summer purses
A time to tear, And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
Here is what I do for quilted bags. Regardless of the pattern for the purse, make your quilted fabric first. I take the patchwork I want to use, or just one fabric piece, as you wish and quilt it down to some cotton batting, such as hobbs or warm and natural. I can quilt it with the batting next to the feed dogs and have no problems. Then I use a separate piece for the lining. Sometimes I use up batting scraps by connecing them up to the right size. Quilting a small piece, half yard, is easy and good practice for getting your stipple or meandering done well. I have a simple pattern for a tote. It uses two half yards. Quilt up one half yard. Cut 3" off the top of each piece, that is the short side. Four strips 3" by approx 18". These will be your handles. stitch up the handles making a tube of quilted fabric, open at both ends, center handles on right side of quilted fabric....18"side. I usually just consign the lining piece to the scrap bin. Pin the handles in place, place lining over this so right sides are together with handles inside. Stitch through all layers across this sandwich, at the tops. Open it out and you will have a sort of tube. Place rst of lining, and then of quilted layers, leaving an opening for turning on lining side. Make sure that both top seams are lined up exactly. Turn to right side. stitch up lining opening with one eighth seam. tuck lining inside and top stitch around the bag top to help keep the lining inside the bag. Alternately you can box the bottoms.
two simple rules for success
1. Show up.
2. Pay attention.
One simple rule for happiness
1. Kindness counts.
Check out Lazy Girl. There are some easy bagsd there that could be quilted. froggyintexas
I think there's a product, intended for hooked or latched rungs to keep the yarn from pulling out, that is a sort of liquid latex that you paint on with a brush. Ask at Michael's or Joann's or other craft store.