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Old 06-03-2018, 04:14 AM
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I'm thinking of making a rug/floor quilt to go on our wooden parquet flooring. Has anyone got any experiences of making rugs? I am thinking specifically about how to make the rug non-slip. Anyone got any tips or any great patterns they have used that worked well?
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:27 AM
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I made a scrap rug in a workshop once using a plastic handle tool. It was easy. You can make it as big as you like. It takes a lot of fabric for a small rug, I think about 12 yards. I tore up old clothes, tablecloths, sheets, etc. I still have the rug after all these years. I don't have non slip backing but you can buy the non slip pads. I have crocheted fabric strips for small rugs.

Here is a video of one way using the plastic tool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV6kRGQnjW4
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:09 AM
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Here are a couple posts on this topic that I've been saving...

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Old 06-03-2018, 06:27 AM
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I have a couple of lap size quilts thrown down on the floor in my bedroom, on top of a Pergo floor. They don't have anything special to keep them down, but they don't slip as much as you might think.
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You can purchase the non- slip rug backings then when your rug is finished just baste the backing on. I’ve made quite a few scrap rugs- locker hooked, traditional wool hooked, punched and crocheted, knitted and felted. I’ve been thinking about starting a new rug soon.

the second link above shows the non slip stuff I use too. I just hand stitch it to the back of my rugs if they tend to be ( slippy) the locker hooked rugs are heavy enough they don’t tend to move.

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Thanks. The non slip element is definitely going to be needed as it will be on a wooden floor. Just got to decide what to make now!
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:00 PM
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Have you seen the pattern for the Jelly Roll Rug?

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Old 06-03-2018, 07:10 PM
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I just found several videos on youtube showing how these are done.

I have 2.5" x wof scraps I will have to try one day.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:31 PM
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Thanks sandy girl yes I have seen these but not really for me yet - I know I will end up turning it into a bowl haha. I think I might do a jelly roll race type base and then appliqué some silhouettes over the top
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:33 AM
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You can get a regular carpet pad cut to order at a carpet store if it's big. You can also buy rolls of plastic padding at Walmart if it's smaller. I have a couple of rugs I made for bathrooms and kitchen that have towels as backing. They are a bit slippery without the padding.
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