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Thread: Recycled Rope Rug

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    A bracket in my closet broke and I had clothes all over the floor. I saw a 'few items' that no longer fit and one of them was a green flannel lounger type dress. I stood there looking at it and decided to cut it up into strips and make another rope rug. There was enough to make a 18 x 30 inch oval rope rug. The flannel makes it much softer than quilting cotton. It turned out great!

    My 'Recycled' Green Rug
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    Very nice.

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    awesome, would you give us directions how you make your rug, thanks for sharing

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    Looks good! :thumbup:

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    WOW!!! What a great looking rug!!! Wonderful way to recycle too :D:D:D

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    Looking good. I would love a tute on this.

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    Hi , I followed the instructions from the Tutorial 'Scrap Rug' right here at Quilting Board. I did have to join the clothesline rope to make it longer. But it is real easy. I used about 135 feet of the rope. I used a glue stick to join the strips and some of the strips were only 5-6 inches long. I find that using strips 3//4 inches or just a little less easier to wrap than wider pieces and strips that are no longer that 22 inches. if they are longer they tend to get tangled. Let's see how many of you can make some. I have some flannel shirts waiting for me :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Cool!

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    Thanks, I found the tutorial and posted the link here for all of us to enjoy

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-10783-1.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Hi , I followed the instructions from the Tutorial 'Scrap Rug' right here at Quilting Board. I did have to join the clothesline rope to make it longer. But it is real easy. I used about 135 feet of the rope. I used a glue stick to join the strips and some of the strips were only 5-6 inches long. I find that using strips 3//4 inches or just a little less easier to wrap than wider pieces and strips that are no longer that 22 inches. if they are longer they tend to get tangled. Let's see how many of you can make some. I have some flannel shirts waiting for me :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    where did you buy your rope from, it is hard to find in Indiana, thank you

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    Walmart. Not all the Walmarts carry it. it's cotton 3/16" x 100 ft. There is also a synthetic 7/32" x 100ft. that you can use. the cotton rope is thinner. the other one is slightly thicker, I have used both. I prefer the thinner one. I use a denim/jeans needle. I used a triple stitched zig-zag stitch (less wide than the default size) 40 weight thread.Oh, If your local Walmart does have it- it might be in one of two departments- craft or hardware. I'm waiting for my Walmart to replenish the stock--I cleaned them out 2 weeks ago. Several of my friends are making placemats- coasters-beachbags. I'm sticking to rugs. I'm going to try to make a matching rug for every quilt I make!.

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    Pretty neat!

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    Good color, I love greens in any shade, and love the recycled part too.
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    This is adorable! Great idea.

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    A great idea to recycle. I'll have to take a gander in my closet. I know I could clear out a few things. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Awesome rug! Great way to recycle!

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    Great idea.

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    wow, that's so cool, how do you make one, would love to try my hand at it someday.

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    I guess sometimes disaster is the mother of invention!!Wonderful rug!! :thumbup:

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

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    Very nice!

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    That is great!
    Thanks, now I must put this on my to-do list. :lol:

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    Your rug looks great, what a great idea.

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    Well this is a very nice rug from a mishap with your closet bar falling. I love recycling fabric.

    Doesn't it make you feel great to use something that is sitting there not being used? Great thinking on your part!

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    Your rug is very pretty!! I've made several rugs over the years and have always enjoyed it!!
    I usually find my rope at a flea market, cheap!

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