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    Advice needed for bathroom rug

    I have a full bolt of brown, beige, tan, grey, plaid flannel which is the perfect color combination for my new bathroom. I would like to make a bathmat/rug and matching window curtain. I want the bathmat/rug to be THICK. I am thinking about using many, many layers of batting and then tying the rug. My other idea would be to put an old bathmat inside for batting and then tying it. Can someone give me other or better ideas? Also, I know I can paint the bottom side with non-slip grip paint made for rug backing that is washable so that the bathmat/rug won't slid. Are there other products?

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    Not so sure about the bathmat in between because you might not be able to get the needle through it. Why not use large round cotton like upholsterers use for trim ( instead of clothesline) and cover it in flannel and make a rug. I guess what I am really thinking about is the proceedure for making fabric bowls,etc.







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    you could also try chenille
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    I agree, chenille could be nice

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    You could use small strips and hook latch a rug. The longer the strips the longer the nap on the rug. I'm not sure how well it would hold up because of fraying and I'd hate to have to wash it.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Sounds interesting! Please post a pic when done!

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    I just bought one of those Toothbrush Rug things and the basic instructions. I saw "Aunt Philly" demonstrating it at the Quilt Show last week. I don't know how well flannel would work but I think her instructions include techniques for fabrics that tend to ravel more. Check her out at www.auntphillys.com.

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    I crocheted some rugs using strips of fabric and a large crochet hook. They are nice and thick.
    "We have this treasure in jars of clay." 2 Corinthians 4:7

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    There's also this woven strip rug on the Moda Bake Shop site. I don't know how well it would wash 'cause she sewed the non-slip liner stuff to the back. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/02/woven-jelly-roll-rug.html




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    If I'm reading this right you are wanting to make a run but layering it like a quilt, top, batting then backing, right. I'm not sure about the bath mat part but you could check out thickest batting you could find. When tying it make sure that you check how close the batting manufactuer says it should be. You could get the canvas that you normally use to paint rugs with for the back. You can also get rubber mats that go under your throw rugs to make the skid proof and I know that there are strips that you can buy that is skid proof and you'd sew them to the back of the rug. You could also use the same fabric where you cut it in strips and wrap it around clothesline and sew the strips together in either an oval or a circle to creat a run; old fashion style. Good luck on your project.
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    You could cut it in squares like you would for a rag quilt. Use scrap pieces of batting (or 2) in the middle instead of one with another flannel square on the bottom. Or instead of squares cut the flannel in strips say 6" x 24"(however wide you need it) and make a runner with 6 to 10 of these strips--however long you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready View Post
    You could use small strips and hook latch a rug. The longer the strips the longer the nap on the rug. I'm not sure how well it would hold up because of fraying and I'd hate to have to wash it.
    I made one of these and it turned out awesome. Janet
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    I like Anita's link to Moda Bake Shop, too....but they also have the tutorial to another one there, here's the link:

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/04/...-sunshine.html
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    My main concern here with the rug/bathmat is that in no way do I want it to look in any way country. That eliminates a hooked rug, a crocheted rug or the method similar to making a bowl. I was thinking that perhaps something close to slipcovering an older, wrong colored bathmat might work. No one has said anything about the non-slip paint. I HAVE used that before on the back of latched rugs. It does wash in the washer just fine. It is similar to a very thick liquid rubber(like a truck bed liner), dries to a flexible rubber non-slip finish. The one I used came in the color grey. I just can't imagine that any kind of batting would be thick enough to give a good feel under your feel when you stepped out of the shower. I want it to feel plush.

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    I have had no experience with the non slip paint. If it works as well as you say it does go for it. As for batting I would layer 2 or 3 pieces to help you get the cushy feel. A thick poly you buy by the yard at Joann's or Hancock's would work as well, but wouldn't have the absorbancy the cotton battings would.
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    Is there any place that sells a memory foam product?
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    I think you would make life easier for yourself if you looked around for a nice, cushy rug ready made.

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    That's probably the best advice yet.

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    If you could find a mat you like in one of your colors, you might be able to use your fabric to make fringe on the ends. I recently purchased a bath set that had a small fabric motif appliqued in a couple of spots over the fuzzy surface. Or---bind the edge of a ready-made mat in your coordinates. Lowes has a super soft, thick foam back, non-skid bathmat in stock right now. It's wonderful underfoot. (The 'country' look is more about color choices than the method IMHO BTW LOL.)
    Last edited by Greenheron; 11-09-2011 at 03:03 PM.

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    At Houston they made minky rugs stitched to artist canvas. Then put nonslip on the bottom. Very plush and nice! Please post when you are done! Good luck.
    Linda

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