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Thread: Easy Rag Rug From Scraps

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    Easy Rag Rug From Scraps

    Been having fun Fabric Twining the past few weeks with scraps and this is the result! A easy Modern Rag Rug!

    Photo 1-The scraps
    Photo 2-Twined fabric
    Photo 3-The Modern Rag Rug
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    That's really cool. That could go on forever. How do you twine the fabric?
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    I love it!! I checked your blog post and found a link to the instructions there so I have bookmarked it for another day. I really love the idea and love the rugs. Yet one more reason to keep saving all those scraps!!

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    So very cute!
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    Very good use of scraps.
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    Wow, come over and show me how to do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Wow, come over and show me how to do that!
    You can find out buy checking comment #3

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    What an awesome rug. I love it.
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    A very neat and thrifty idea and the results are fantastic.
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    Great way to use up a lot of scraps. I have tons so I'm going to give it a try. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helenq View Post
    Been having fun Fabric Twining the past few weeks with scraps and this is the result! A easy Modern Rag Rug!

    Photo 1-The scraps
    Photo 2-Twined fabric
    Photo 3-The Modern Rag Rug
    Way "old-timey"...THANKS!!

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    Thanks for posting your neat picture. I'd taught myself how to make the cording a while back but wasn't sure what to do with it, and now I know! BTW I love your blog.
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    My Grandma used to make rag rugs, she used rat-tail comb handles made into large needles and braided as she went and put them together so there was no sewing. I regret very much to this day that I didn't learn how to do it from her. If anyone knows this way I would love to learn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta5718 View Post
    My Grandma used to make rag rugs, she used rat-tail comb handles made into large needles and braided as she went and put them together so there was no sewing. I regret very much to this day that I didn't learn how to do it from her. If anyone knows this way I would love to learn it.
    Google toothbrush rugs for many different methods of making the rugs. It is not important what the "needle" is made from. You can also just buy a huge crochet hook and crochet with fabric strips.
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    That is fabulous - love how the colors work.

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    Looks like a tutorial on this is called for!!
    I love them..
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    I love how you made it go around the sink!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helenq View Post
    You can find out buy checking comment #3
    I cut up some mens t-shirts to crochet a rug for my Chocolate Lab/Corgie. BUT she likes to eat at the 'beds' I have made her. So right now I have some shirt strips and tried the twine twisting--it works on the stretchy t-shirt fabric. Had to watch the video and see if these strips would give me a twine. Will be cutting my bigger cotton scraps into strips and start twisting away to make Sophie a new bed.
    I like the flat rugs underfoot.
    Thank you for the inspiration to use our scraps.

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    Great video and I like to braid also. Love the video. My niece watched the video. She has a lot of scraps to start with and will go home to cut up an ugly blanket. Will keep her busy. She's 10 years of age. Always wanting to do something with fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Great video and I like to braid also. Love the video. My niece watched the video. She has a lot of scraps to start with and will go home to cut up an ugly blanket. Will keep her busy. She's 10 years of age. Always wanting to do something with fabric.
    Great! Maybe when she makes a rug you can post it! Would Love to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helenq View Post
    Been having fun Fabric Twining the past few weeks with scraps and this is the result! A easy Modern Rag Rug!

    Photo 1-The scraps
    Photo 2-Twined fabric
    Photo 3-The Modern Rag Rug
    I just use 3 strips of fabric and braid them like you would your hair, then sew more strips on. When you want, I just use zig zag stitch and sew braid together.

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    very nice!!!
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    LOL I had to laugh at myself .. I read comment #3 and went to your QB blog..LOL I know silly me .. then I saw the blogspot in your signature and went there .. Thanks for sharing !
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    so cute, a great scrap buster

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    Those look awesome..

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