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Cotton Duck Cloth or Cotton Canvas for Rug

Old 09-15-2018, 09:48 PM
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Default Cotton Duck Cloth or Cotton Canvas for Rug

I'm thinking about making the rectangular jelly roll rug and using only one fabric. I found a 60" wide, medium weight cotton canvas on line that I really like.

Is there any reason why cotton duck or cotton canvas would be inappropriate?

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Old 09-16-2018, 01:56 AM
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It all depends on if your sewing machine can handle a thicker fabric.

It might last longer.

That fabric would make a beautiful rug.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:44 AM
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You may want to cut your strips on a bias for those fabrics. It will make the fabric much easier to bend around corners
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:22 AM
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that's a thicker fabric and may be harder to manage.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:56 PM
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Try a small piece and see how it works with your machine. Also, step on it and see if it scratches your bare foot. It may be uncomfortable. Just a suggestion.
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:51 AM
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I know from videos I've watched that sometimes the rugs don't lay flat, even the soft cotton ones if not handled properly-not sure how the canvas would work since its less flexible. (Lots of hints on line about how to make your rug lay flat-maybe the rectangle ulnar ones don't have as much of a problem with that.) Haven't started yet-I'm nervous! Not a cheap project since I don't want to cut and tape all my own batting strips.

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