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whitestar
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2006 05:44:33 AM »

This is a really neat project. I have a lot of worn out towels that I've been trying to think of a new way to use - this would be a cool thing to do with them if I cut them into small strips and perhaps sewed them together.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2006 07:08:57 AM »

towels! genius, whitestar! it could be used as a bathmat...i need one outside mt shower and have several somewhat useless towels...it'll probably shed at the cut edges, but once it's crocheted together maybe it won't be so bad.
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Pinkroses
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2006 03:50:48 PM »

very pretty. I made some of those before and my grandmother us to make a lot of them she crocheted. pinkroses
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2006 03:52:26 PM »

Oh I Luv it, if i was your daughter id snag it from you to lol
Great Job on it
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2007 07:24:04 AM »

It is very nice  Smiley
I have to try to make one  Tongue
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dropdeadred77
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2007 01:17:51 PM »

I've been thinking of trying something like this! Did you just cut strips of sheet as long as possible and keep adding new strips? Or is there some secret to getting a continuous strip?
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2007 01:42:02 PM »

You could get a continuous strip by cutting around the perimeter of the sheet and when you almost get back to where you started, jog your cutting towards the middle a little, treating the cut edge as your outer perimeter. Doing this will allow you to cut around the outside, all the way to the center - a little bit like the path of a labyrinth or maze. You'll obviously have some jaggedness each time you jog inward, but if you're going to be crocheting it into a rug, that won't matter.
Does that make sense?
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2007 08:20:31 PM »

You could get a continuous strip by cutting around the perimeter of the sheet and when you almost get back to where you started, jog your cutting towards the middle a little, treating the cut edge as your outer perimeter. Doing this will allow you to cut around the outside, all the way to the center - a little bit like the path of a labyrinth or maze. You'll obviously have some jaggedness each time you jog inward, but if you're going to be crocheting it into a rug, that won't matter.
Does that make sense?
That makes a lot of sense.  Honestly, I didn't even sew the strips together, i just overlapped them, they are so thin that it did not affect the stiching at all, and it made it really easy to change colors. 
I have also done smaller rugs using old tee shirts, if you start them just tight you can rip them in one continuous strip up to the sleeves.
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2007 11:59:42 PM »

oh wow! it looks like it would get a little hard on the wrists though!
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2007 12:05:45 AM »

Thanks for the tips on cutting - I must try this!
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