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my jelly roll rug tips

Old 04-28-2022, 10:00 AM
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I felt like I was hijacking Teen's beautiful jelly roll rug post by discussing mechanics, so here's what I offer after making a few rugs:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8xblarkuBg&t=1023s is my go to video
  • iron after 2 times around, then let cool
  • when stitching rug around the curves, I gently push/scrunch the rope(just a tiny bit) to help outside edge to lie flatter
  • when creating rope, Wonder clip an area ahead of stitching
  1. fold bottom edge of JR and clip
  2. fold top edge to meet in the middle and place clips between bottom edge's clips
  3. when you join those edges together, just lift off each clip and reattach to include both edges
  4. hope pictures help
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:40 AM
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Thanks for the tips and video - very helpful as I was about to make my 1st rug but now I think I will purchase indoor/outdoor fabric for another in a heavy traffic area - great idea! Love the fabric and result of your rug shown on Teen's post.
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:21 AM
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I took a two day class some years ago when these were first popular. I used the tool to put the batting inside the fabric and it folded it automatically as it came out. Like a big bias maker. I think originated in Australia. I forgot the name of it as I loaned it to my friend and she still has it. I need to call her about that. LOL . Also we saw the difference from pre cut batting used from left over batting mixed up. Use the same batting for all the strips. Some batting and fabric will shrink when using steam to flatten as you go. That will bowl up a rug fast. We all left with a finished rug, some flatter then others according to the fabric and batting used. It was a fun class.
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