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    Others Addictions could be contagious

    I saw this on craigs list, a hobby to many may be of interest to others on this board since it involves FABRIC! I'd just love to take a look - too bad it isn't quilting fabric, I know many of us would be all over this! - I have no involvment with the craigs list post other than it's so interesting!
    Any way we could use this for quilting?

    http://rmn.craigslist.org/art/4513814034.html
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    Very interesting
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    I've seen rugs 'knitted' or 'crocheted' from strips of fabric so why not with what looks like bias strips?
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    REALLY!!!at quick glance I thought $32.00 only to see $3.200 dang!

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    Wonder who will bite at that bait.........

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    I had made this ..........happenned to put them out at a yard sale and to my surprise they sold .....I think for $1.00 !
    3,000......are they kidding !
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    They look similar to the balls of fabric my Mom prepared for her rug weaving.

    She would cut a short strip - twist it to tst for "bulk" - and after she determined an appropriate widtu, she either cut or tore her strips.
    Then she sewed them together diagonally - no bulky joins for my Mom
    She usually folded the raw edges in as she rolled the long strips into balls - she did not like the ragged look
    When she was ready to weave it, she would wind it on a shuttle.

    She much preferred weaving with materials she prepared herself!

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    When I was a child my mother would take these balls to the Goodwill where they would weave them into rugs. My kindergarden rug was one such rug.
    …times gone by…

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    My Grandma made Balls like these out of old clothes and them made rugs with a set of 3 needles made from rat-tail comb handles. They were beautiful. Always regretted that I wasn't smart enough to have her teach me how she done them.

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    These probably aren't meant to be unwound. This is a new trend... bowls or baskets of fabric strip balls. They are for decoration only.
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    I'd love to have one or two if the price was right. Given the size of the strips and the fact that they're already sewn end-to-end they'd be great to wrap around clothesline and make baskets/bowls.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    $10 per ball? Uh-uh. I can strip my own fabric and wind it then!
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