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    Super Member pjnesler's Avatar
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    I hope you keep us up to date on this, I would love to follow your progress - I've considered making one of these as well...

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    I am a weaver, been weaving for several years and I love it. Have made several rugs. I have also woven placemats with strips of leftover fabrics, some made with strips of denim. Love your rug. It is not hard to get it off the loom. Thanks for the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooklabell
    Cool. It reminds me of pot holders I made as a child. Never could figure out how to get them off :(

    Thank you - I have a ton of strips of mostly unattractive strips and fabrics others have given up on finding something to do with them. GREAT idea and so inexpensive!!!!

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    The next rug you make start in the middle and work to the ends.It comes off the loom with no need to finish anything.
    judy j

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    Quote Originally Posted by judith ann
    The next rug you make start in the middle and work to the ends.It comes off the loom with no need to finish anything.
    judy j
    what a wonderfull idea.
    thank u eveyone for all the help, this is so much fun, i think i found my nitch in retirememt. sewing , waveing and this stie.

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    I love making rugs.All kinds of rugs.
    I have done loom rugs, braided rugs, and the toothbrush rugs.
    My favorite are toothbrush rugs.They are easy to take along.
    I made a tooth brush rug each train trip we took from Iowa to Cal..
    judy j

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    I think I will buy my rugs. More fun to quilt LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassey
    I wonder if you could do a complete tut on making the rug?
    I would love to see this too....AND would like to see how to make the loom too. Also a tip on how to have the finished product NOT turn out hourglass-shaped would be nice too. My attempts at weaving have been less than wonderful! I will keep at it, but a couple of hints from a real weaver would be great, thanks!!!

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    Nice. My husband made me something similar a few years ago. It's 6ft by 6ft and I make afghans on it, by weaving a crosshatch of yarn and then hand tieing each intersection. Always thought of using it for making a rug.

    But it is taking up too much room (it stands upright and I was using it as a room divider, but no room since I got my quilting frame), so now I'm looking to give it away.

    Any body near Grafton, WI want a free loom?

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    I was never able to get the pot holder off as a child either. I think that a big crochet hook would work, just like you work around the edge of a sweater.

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    Nice, I love my frame like that. How do you keep it from pulling in on the sides? Mine also has a metal rod that is down each side so the rug stays straight all the way. Will be looking forward to seeing a finished picture . Make me want to get mine out again but to many irons in the fire right now.

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    Judith Ann ME to I love making rugs. ANd I must also say the toothbrush rugs are one of my faves.

    I do the rushing rugs and crocheted rugs.

    As for the frame to make it not look like an hour glass my frame has metal rods that go down each side to keep it straight.

    ConnieF

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    Good Way to recycle old clothes, sheets, and fabric that came out of the stash with that "what was I thinking" look to it.

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    That is really neat!!

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    Wow that looks like fun - must put it on my list of jobs to do sometime!!!

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    thanks you eveyone for giving me all the tips. I will have to look into getting some metal rods. So for its not carving in but im not that far yet either. I did find out one thing tho. It sure makes a big mess on the livingroom floor of all the strings. lol

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    Very interesting and pretty. I'll keep watching for progress.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooklabell
    Cool. It reminds me of pot holders I made as a child. Never could figure out how to get them off :(
    Me neither! :roll:

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    just to show u its going slowly but its getting there and the more i do the better it looks, and i have added dowel rods to the side to help keep the side stright. dont know if this will work or not. That is part of the fun trying to see how i can make it work.
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    Looks like great fun, are you going to put the dimensions on here.....

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    Hi! the presure is on, lots of us are looking forward to the final product! Thanks for the update!

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    oh i can feel the pressure lol

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    I made one of those but I used horse shoe nails. You take the rug off by slip stitch crocheting it off with a big hook. good luck It looks beautiful so far. :thumbup:

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    To take it off the loom, go to the corner, take off the corner one and one to the left or right of it (depends on whether you are left or right handed). Put on loop through the center loop and pull, keep doing this until you have all of the loops off. Your last loop you will have to use a piece of fabric to mingle it within the other part of the rug. Hope this helps.

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    Do show us pics of it finished! :)

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