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Thread: Use for polyester material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK
    My sister makes the cutest rugs from polyester that we used to call Fortrell. She cuts the poly into squares--lots and lots of squares. Then she folds each one into a triangle and sews down the center, adding a second triangle about half way along and then a third and so on. Then she takes a piece of heavy canvas and cuts an oval or heart or whatever. She draws concentric lines on it, starting at the center and working outward. I think the lines are about 1-2 inches apart. She also finishes the edges of the canvas so that they won't fray. Now she takes that long strip of poly triangles and, following her origional seam, sews it to the canvas. The points stick up and make a lovely soft rug.
    I was thinking you could make a rug, but was thinking make strips and braid them. This one sounds cute.
    At one point in time I was thinking of taking some of my polyester and make little pocket of squares(sewing 2 squares together and leave a space to stuff, then stitch closed) and use leftover batting or polyfil from projects like stuff animal, or pillows, and then sewing squares together to make a warm lap quilt for residents in nursing homes. My thought was it would be very warm but still light weight. It is a project that hadn't moved from conception yet.

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    Hm... :? Sounds interesting....

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    I think I have seen these before a long time ago. Will keep this on the "back burner" for thought. Thanks
    :)

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    A friend of mine made about 5 of the rugs that GingerK mentioned, very nice and very cushy, I'm actually thinking of making me one out of tee shirt fabric, which I saw some rugs at Hobby Lobby, just like hers, except with tee shirt fabrics.

    Also like BarbaraSue mentioned make quilts for your local homeless shelter, they'll wear like iron and be nice and warm also.

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    I have some that I intend to make lap quilts for the nursing home with what I got. They make fabulous quilts, I might even make one for myself. I have 3 already that I bought from a lady years ago. They never wear out!

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    My mom used to make quilts from polyester, we all had them growing up, now my kids all have one that was passed down. 40 years later, they are still going strong. the kids keep them in the car, use them for picnics, the beach, the grass does not stick to them, they are great.

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    I had a lot of polyster fabric from my mother and I made a runner for in front of my sink in the Kitchen and an oval one. I braided mine... They wash really nice.

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    I bought the cotton clothesline for making a basket from Eddie's tutorial. I am going to use a fabric of questionable content to try one. If it doesn't work out, I won't feel bad. If it does work, I'll have a nice basket and will do another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmrenno
    I recently saw a rug made of knit. It was so cute. I googled and found a pattern.

    Could you please share the site for the pattern that you found for the rug.

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    Colleen
    Google You Tube for rug twining. DW and I have made serveral rugs using this method. You can use most any faberic. Poly will last for ever.

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    check in your area see if they can use hospice quilts you can tie them

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