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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2008 09:37:30 PM »

Hey it only takes going to the scrap bin at your fabric store for some colored jersey or a sale at thrift store and pick up some extra large shirts. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2008 03:49:41 PM »

I found a tutorial for the braided rug
I'm going for the shaggy rug, but thought some one else might use this tutorial

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd73361
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008 03:34:25 PM »

Awesome thanks for the link to that I_heart, I'll add it to the first post.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2008 12:43:16 PM »

Instructions on the shaggy rug from a vintage book (which is probably about the same as the other tutorial, but there's some related discussion):
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181160.0

I just ended up with a large amount of burlap, so I'm going to see how well that works for this project.

Update: I rescued some of the ugliest clothing I could find, cut it into strips, and have a looooong braid of it ready to sew together into a rug the size of a doormat! The braiding part was quick and fun, but I'm putting off the sewing, since I haven't been in the mood for a while.
I encourage you to use hideous second-hand clothes for your rug! I think that was half the fun, for me.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2008 04:58:04 PM »

I've just started a black-and-white braided rag rug for my daughter's nursery...I only work on it when I get a chance (which isn't very often) so I have a feeling it is gonna take a while, however. Super easy and all, but the sewing it all together is VERY time consuming.
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2008 09:18:09 PM »

Caullna thats what I'm using for material, old/stained but clean shirts! I want to try and incorporate some kind of design in my rug though, whether it be lines of colours or random squares.
I have over 11 shirts cut into strips but I'm thinking I'm still gonna need more for the size of rug I want. Not too mention I still need my sturdy base fabric for underneath it all.
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2008 11:18:13 PM »

Some kind of Nintendo mushroom character in the middle of your rug wouldn't be too hard, and would naturally be well-received in Craftsterland! For the base fabric, what about some kind of loose burlap or large plastic canvas, then pulling the strips through the holes and tying them in knots? I just discovered no-sew quilts (and feel like an idiot for not thinking of the idea myself), and so I'm all excited at the notion of minimizing sewing.

Mine is becoming more of a bowl or hat than a rug.  Cheesy (I'm doing a circular braided rug.) It doesn't want to lie down flat...Maybe I'm sewing the edges together too tightly. I pick it up and work on it every 2-3 weeks for 15 minutes or so...it really starts hurting my wrist, and quickly, so I haven't been ultra-motivated.
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2008 08:41:19 PM »

So, did anyone make these?

I think I'm going to jump in and try at least one, maybe a few.  I'm almost done sorting out the kids clothes for stains and holes, so I'll have quite a stash to get rid of.  I need to do a couple more back-to-school tasks first, but I'm hoping this can be my winter project.

I was thinking about maybe crochet as a way of adding pattern?
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2008 12:03:22 PM »

Nothing finished yet, but I have 2 in progress...1 of them is officially going to be a basket instead of a rug, but that's okay.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2008 09:29:30 AM »

Cool.  You can still post to show your progress, right?  Maybe you'll inspire someone to make a basket on purpose. Grin
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