Rag rug

May 14th, 2009 in member junk     
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I had tons of fabric scraps left over from quilts, and not wanting to toss them, they had been piling up! So, this is my first attempt at a rag rug. I cut all the scraps into strips and sewed or tied them together and crochet them into a rug. I Cleaned out a ton of space in my sewing room, and my dogs think I made it just for them to nap on! Everyone is happy!

I had tons of fabric scraps left over from quilts, and not wanting to toss them, they had been piling up! So, this is my first attempt at a rag rug. I cut all the scraps into strips and sewed or tied them together and crochet them into a rug. I Cleaned out a ton of space in my sewing room, and my dogs think I made it just for them to nap on! Everyone is happy!


Take a lot of left over fabric scraps cut into strips and sewn or tied together,  a Q crochet hook, and a little down time, and you've got a simple little throw rug!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, , country, fun, family room, fabric, rag rug

Comments (9)

emmylu writes: These rag rugs are great to use up old pants. If you make the strips from the legs of polyester pants the rug can dry quickly and won't be so heavy in your washer.

Also it is easier for a beginner to make a square or rectangle shape. (a round one requires adding stitches in just the right places). Posted: 10:20 am on May 22nd
vicmac44 writes: Oh this is great! I absolutely love rag rugs.. my grandmother taught me how to make them when I was young, I don't remember how anymore, I need to try and learn again, what did you use for your needle? We used and old toothbrush, (the kind with a hole at the end of the handle) (I'm dating myself).. lol She would cut off the brush end and sharpen to a point..
Reall great job! And a great way to get rid of your scraps! Thanks for sharing.. Posted: 12:23 pm on May 16th
ANGELZ writes: Great use for fabric scraps! I did this once with braiding jean scraps, loved it but killed my washing machine with too much weight..What a LOT of work it was to sew together! This is rag ruggin that my grandparents used to do. So do love to see traditions of the past kept alive an appreciated! Vicki Posted: 2:19 am on May 15th
alicemom writes: Marie,
I love it. I wish I could crochet. The colors are great. Really good planning.
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 11:30 pm on May 14th
oldnews writes: Crocheting it up takes very little time, it goes very quickly because it's just one stitch over and over! I wanted mine tight so it's a single crochet, a double would make it much looser with larger holes. The time consuming part is sewing or tying all the strips together! I used a rotary cutter to cut scraps into about 1 to 1 1/2 in strips, then when I felt like it, I sat at my machine and quickly sewed the strips together. If not, I tied them with a simple knot and then when it was done, I went back and cut off all the little tails. I just worked on it when I was sitting watching TV or in waiting rooms at the dentist, etc. so I can't really say how long it took. I thought it went quickly. I will definitely try another one! Thanks for asking! Marie Posted: 10:58 pm on May 14th
monakent writes: Very nice job Marie. I can see why your dogs think this is for them to nap on - it's made with lots of love no doubt, plus, it's comfty and just their size (am I right?). The colors are wonderful together. They sure brighten up an area. I'm sure you will get a lot of use out of this rug......well, if you don't, your dogs sure will!!! Enjoy ~ gailmarie Posted: 10:41 pm on May 14th
fellowjunker writes: Marie...........I have always wanted to try to make one of these........yours looks spectacular!!! I am curious to know about how much time it took to make this masterpiece?
xojanis Posted: 8:14 pm on May 14th
Christina_S writes: Very cute, it looks like it took a lot of time! Love all the colors. Posted: 5:35 pm on May 14th
texasjunkermom writes: Very nice, and you did a great job of coordinating the colors to transition from one to the other in a pretty way. How wide is the rug, and about how much fabric did you use? I like it. Posted: 11:29 am on May 14th
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