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Thread: Painter's Canvas Drop Cloth Morphs into Quilted Rug

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    It looks like a good way to practice quilting as well as being a lovely rug!

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    Good Job BOB

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    Great idea-and a good job making your canvas rug. Maybe a good way to learn how to FMQ!

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    Please give us a little more info on how you did this.

    Is it quilted on a LA or HSM? ( long arm or home sewing machine?)
    Thread and needle size?

    Was the canvas hard to quilt being a heavier material?

    Did you wash the canvas first?

    I really like your idea and think winter curtains would be really cool and I could practice different stitches on them.

    Thank for sharing this.
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    Looks very good. What a great idea. And if you didn't want the white (that would be difficult for my home to) you can always dye it or paint it, then quilt it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    That is such a cool idea!!! You can paint them, quilt them with funky designs, used colored thread on them so they stand out...oh goodness. I think they would last a long time with the canvas. You could use denim also to change it up...or maybe even home dec fabric(I might try that first, I have a bunch and it will coordinate with my kitchen perfectly).
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    My you are so clever. Really looks great. Bet it will hold up really good.
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    Clever and beautiful! I love the idea of getting a used one....which then opens up a whole lot of possibilites for rugs/wall hangings with a fantastic modern art feel. Hmmm, must speak to my nephew who is just finishing his apprenticeship in painting and decorating.....

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    I love re-purposing items! Good job, and good for you.
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    Thats pretty ingenious and looks great. It would be toooooo fun for kids to be able to actually paint on it and make a special rug for their rooms!!! This opens the door to many many fun ideas! You've now inspired me!! Thanks...

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    Great idea!
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    Great job and great idea! Brings me to a few years back when I purchased a HUGE package of painter's canvas and made slipcovers for my daughter's sofa and two chairs! She's still using them - they launder beautifully and get softer with wear!

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    How creative! I love your idea!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Oh my gosh, I love it!

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    If you don't like the solid, new color of the painter's canvas, find a professional painter and offer to buy their used one from them....paint spots and all for interest! Use some additonal paint, or even spritz bleach on it to brighten it up before quilting.

    by the way - painter's cloths also make great sofa and chair covers...just throw them over, tuck and use.
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    Looks good.

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    ​Very clever, it should stand up to a lot of wear.

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    Oh my gosh. That is fantastic. Thanks or the idea. We are putting in a laminate floor and I was in need of some rugs for the dogs accidents. Those would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igorsews View Post
    Oh dear. Another item on my "to do" list. What a neat rug and idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YUP here we go again!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Very nice! I make most of my tote bags from painter's canvas which I purchase at Lowe's or Home Depot (don't get the plastic backed stuff!). It machine embroiders really well, no puckering from dense designs, and wears like iron. I've never thought of quilting it, but I'm going to try that next! thanks for the tip.

    ETA, Oh, I just had another thought. i wanted to make some picnic quilts. I think I'm going to try using the canvas as a backing.
    Come to think of it I did embroider on a paint cloth some time ago. Just never thought to quilt it such a great idea!!!!
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    Great Re-Cycle!!

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    We are just starting a housebuilding. Guess where all my painting drop cloths are going? I think I can manage a rug for every room and they will all be in the right colors that's for sure!
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    Very very cool! Great job on that rug!

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    Yes, When you are done painting a room, take the canvan up and add some more paint by brush or roller, and take a sponge or cloth and smear the paint around.

    My husband and I opened a photo studio and couldn't afford many pretting backgrounds, so I bought a very large canvas background cloth and used regular household paint. We mixed colors of paint and just went after it. After it dried overnight if we wanted to add more color, we did until it got just right. I think we still have one we painted with brown paint toned down with white and in places we added some blue paint toned down by various amounts of white. It was fun to do. At first they were really stiff, but after using for a while and after I washed them they softened up.

    Quote Originally Posted by suziehammond View Post
    We are just starting a housebuilding. Guess where all my painting drop cloths are going? I think I can manage a rug for every room and they will all be in the right colors that's for sure!

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