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Old 02-12-2020, 04:38 PM
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Great rug, love your colors. Love your title, "First Rug". By the name of the title, I take it, you enjoyed the process and plan on doing it again.
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:10 AM
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Cool fabric choices- good job!
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:59 AM
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That rug turned out fantastic. I love the colors you used. Sounds like you might be making another one & would love to see how the indoor/outdoor fabric works for it.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:53 AM
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Default My First Rug

I too completed my first rug a couple of weeks ago. I also watched the YouTube video; it was really helpful. I think the key is to make sure you have the rug completely flat at all times as you sew - I used an extension table and then had plastic storage boxes and books all around that so when the rug got bigger, it all stayed completely flat. I also think it is important to not only to press every 2-3 rows; but when you press, make sure it cools completely flat before taking it back to sew. I have had no problem. I hope this helps.

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Old 02-23-2020, 04:50 PM
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Default Update: Rug Backing

The utility fabric that was donated to me (thanks again, Osewme) works like a charm!
I zigzagged around the rug with a heavy needle and trimmed. I placed newsprint underneath to reduce friction.
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Old 02-23-2020, 05:44 PM
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Your rug is beautiful. I grew up with what we called scrap rugs and loved them then and still do. When my DD was making one she ran across an article that said to keep the cloth rugs from sliding across the floor you can use clear silicone caulking from Home Depot on the backing. Just run a bead of caulking around the rug and then spread it out a little with a piece of cardboard or your finger. This is what I use on my dollar store gloves instead of buying quilting gloves from the fabric stores, much cheaper. Anyway I love your rug.
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:58 AM
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You did a great job!
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:25 PM
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Looks like the utility fabric worked out great for your rug. I was afraid it wouldn't be enough to fit but it looks great! So glad I could help you with your quilt.
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:53 AM
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It looks great! I have been thinking about trying one. I worry about it curling also. I will try to do what you did and go slow and iron frequently. Thanks for the tips.
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