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Old 11-08-2011, 06:40 AM
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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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Old 11-08-2011, 06:56 AM
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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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Old 11-08-2011, 07:47 AM
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you could also try chenille
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I agree, chenille could be nice
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:11 AM
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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.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:27 AM
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Sounds interesting! Please post a pic when done!
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:30 AM
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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.
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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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