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

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    Painter's Canvas Drop Cloth Morphs into Quilted Rug

    The canvas drop cloths make wonderful curtains, drapes, etc. Why not a rug? Thought I'd give it a try. Just sewed a tube with one layer of batting (leaving both ends open), turned, quilted, and fringed the ends. Looks pretty good; hope it wears as well!
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    Interesting. I like the finished look, and the idea, but have to say, white on the floor would never fly in my house full of men! Good job!

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    clever idea and nicely done
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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
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    How unique. Nicely done.
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    Love the idea It's got the old wheels turning~just think of the possibilities. If you don't like the white....paint it

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    Oh dear. Another item on my "to do" list. What a neat rug and idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    great job of upcycling.
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    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.
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    Awesome! It should wear like iron and it looks so comfortable to stand on.

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    Wow, I am impressed! What a beautiful job you did of it. I think I will have to get some painters drop cloths just to see what I can come up with. Your rug is lovely and just like you, I think it will wear very well. I can also see painting on the cloth before using it. Maybe taping it off to make a plaid design. Lots of ideas swimming in my head...thank you so much for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947 View Post
    Love the idea It's got the old wheels turning~just think of the possibilities. If you don't like the white....paint it
    I was just thinking along the same lines! Why not quilt a drop cloth that has splotches of paint all over it! Needlefruits idea is great and it has opened up a whole new idea! What an inspiration starter.

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    Great idea, if i could machie quilt, id make one too

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    Now how cleaver are you? I love it, great idea and beautiful work.

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    very creative....

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    Great idea and it looks great! Let us know how it wears!

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    I think you're onto something! What a fantastic idea!
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    Good thinking; nicely done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurafet View Post
    Interesting. I like the finished look, and the idea, but have to say, white on the floor would never fly in my house full of men! Good job!
    oh I so agree! Also have dogs that would make washing daily a must!!

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    Lightbulb Update on Painter's Canvas Drop Cloth rug...

    Well as usual, one idea breeds another---love the idea of painting on the canvas. That made me think of finding a painter who would part with an 'experienced' drop cloth with paint on it---that could be fun also. Also thought of tea/coffee dyeing (sp?) a dark beige. We also have a dog---Sally, the black lab, who sheds enough hair in a week to make a whole new dog. Guess what? The hair vacuums off like magic with a regular vacuum brush for bare floors. The rug has been 'in service' for about 4 days now, and it's very 'cushy' and just stiff enough to stay flat. I've already made another and will make more. Would love to see pictures if anyone decides to expand on the idea!

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    Love your idea. I made canvas floor cloths years & years ago and they did wear like iron. I like this idea and have many ideas for painting on the cloth first then quilt. Project list is growing!!

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    Definitely an inspiration! Did you use a special needle or different thread when you did the quilting?
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Very cool! Love the look! Think I'll try this! Thanks for the great idea!

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    Wonderful idea, needlefruit! Been trying to figure out how to update my plaid couch. Think your rug would look good on the back of my couch before I put the quilt over the back. You rule!
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    I bet that'll be here long after we're all gone. That canvas wears like iron. Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.
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