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Thread: Crocheted rugs from old fabrics

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    I made 3 area rugs using strips of old fabrics that I crocheted
    I am thinking I"d like to sell these now but not sure about prices..Really is an ideal way to use up a lot of fabric
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    wow, love your rugs, did you crochet them from all types of fabrics????

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    I used to help my grandma make these. We would go to garage sales and find woolen items, slice them into strips and then she would crochet hers and I would braid and she would sew my braids into the oval pattern. What a walk down memory lane!!!!!!

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    Nice Rugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    wow, love your rugs, did you crochet them from all types of fabrics????
    They are all done from 100% cottons left over from quilting projects

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    Beautifully done rugs. You shouldn't have any problem selling these. Maybe look in Country Sampler magazine or online Country shops to get a pricing idea. I can just picture one of these rugs lying on a hardwood floor.

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    wow, thanks Sue Fish for your information!

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    These look just like the ones my mother and aunt (95 years old) use to crochet. They used scraps from projects, they were both sewers. Mama told me she learned to make the rugs from her mother and g-mother using old clothes. People recycled long before it was popular.
    You did a beautiful job. What size hook did you use?
    These rugs are heirlooms.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    How did you do this? Did you sew all the strips together, first? What size hook?

    Give us a tute, please. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great idea :!: :-P :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    How did you do this? Did you sew all the strips together, first? What size hook?

    Give us a tute, please. :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I used the info on About.com:crochet
    How to crochet a basic oval shape and oval rag rug pattern

    I'd put a link in here but I do not know how to do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    How did you do this? Did you sew all the strips together, first? What size hook?

    Give us a tute, please. :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I used the info on About.com:crochet
    How to crochet a basic oval shape and oval rag rug pattern

    I'd put a link in here but I do not know how to do that

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    I would not sell these to strangers. Give them as Christmas or birthday presents to family members where they will be cherished for generations to come. These are really great looking rugs!

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    Hi Sue,
    Another great finish to a project. Talented lady that you are... :~) Now lets see a purse made like this! It would be great for a summer bag with some cute wooden handles.

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    Nice rugs!

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    What size strips did you use? I have a pattern and they call for 2 1/2 ". Is that what you used? I love them.

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    Is this the link you used?
    http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa100299.htm

    I have bookmarked it. Your rugs look great!

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    Wow!!!! That is some thing that I have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieSkelly
    Is this the link you used?
    http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa100299.htm

    I have bookmarked it. Your rugs look great!
    Yes that is exactly the link I used to do mine....they are easy and really wear well..I hve done others also

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    That is a LOT OF SCRAPS!! I am slowly working on one from scraps I don't think I will want to use later for something else, and the farther out you crochet, the faster a long scrap of fabric gets used, I found. But, they are so soft once they are done.

    Yours are really nice. Love them

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    What size strips did you use? I have a pattern and they call for 2 1/2 ". Is that what you used? I love them.
    No I used 1/2" strips I don't like the ones done with very thick strips....just too bulky looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fish
    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    What size strips did you use? I have a pattern and they call for 2 1/2 ". Is that what you used? I love them.
    No I used 1/2" strips I don't like the ones done with very thick strips....just too bulky looking
    I agree with you...I cut mine down to 1/2" , too, and they work better and go farther.

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    Very nice! Will definitely bookmark this one. There always seems to be another project on this site to add to the "to do" list

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    Love your rugs. Got the link bookmarked

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    Would this work with t-shirt material? start at the bottom of the shirt and cut in a long pattern around and around until you get to the armholes? Would the fabric work. Nice and soft I would think.

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