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Old 09-10-2018, 07:04 AM
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I just finished looking at all the beautiful jelly roll rugs at Shabby Fabrics. They are just great.

Personally, I probably wouldn't let anyone put their feet on one I had made. Is it me .... after putting all that work into the rug, I would not want anyone to walk on it.

Has anyone made one and how do you handle dirt? Also, do they fray easily?

Fill me in, rug makers!
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:32 AM
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All ears here to hear what is being said!!

I haven't made one yet ....
...........but am considering one for my master bath.


BethTheQuilter, to answer your specific queries, here's what I am thinking.

For those that are in the know .... please correct me!!

*you should be able to toss them in the washing machine
Everything about them is the same as our quilts, so why not?

*the raw edges are turned in as you make your rug, and stitched over
With that in mind, there shouldn't be any fraying concerns.

As said ... just my thoughts, and look to hear responses from those who have some experience with these rugs.

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Old 09-10-2018, 10:52 AM
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I don't see the point of making one if you won't let anyone use it.
They are sewn very securely and wash up beautifully. No raw edges anywhere.
The one I made is rectangular but I think it would be the same if you made the oval one.
QuiltE- I agree with everything you said.

Another thing I just thought of- they are a lot easier to make than I thought. Once you get in a rhythm they work up quickly.
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I've made 4 or 5 - have taught 5 classes. The rugs are VERY hardy and fun to make. I had a really ugly panel that came with some fabric I loved. I cut it up and it made the coolest rug. I use my leftover batting scraps instead of buying the rolls. They wash up great also.
Go ahead - make one (or 4)!
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Thanks SusieQOH and SewGood!


Totally curious ..... I know the pattern is to use Jelly Rolls, aka 2-1/2" strips.

What do you think about using 3 or 4"?
Would they be too wide ? and thus, too flimsy for the finished quilt??
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They do not fray, there are no raw edges. They are totally washable. Great for bathmats, rugs in front of the sinks, counters. Hey hold up well and are great rugs
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QuiltE- I don't know about making them wider. It seems to me that it would be a lot bulkier to work with? Not really sure though, just a hunch.
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I have a couple of real quilts that I use as rugs in my bedroom. I don't have a problem with stepping on them.
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Do your "real quilts" slip on the floor? Are they on top of a wood floor?
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Has anyone used the paint on product for the back of the quilt/rug to prevent slippage?
It's like the anti-skid-rubbery-stuff on the bottom of kids socks or sleepers.

Does it really work? or just a waste of $?
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