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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2007 09:03:03 AM »

This is fan-fricking-tastic!!! Shocked
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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2007 09:07:09 AM »

Your rug is wonderful.
I've been wanting to do a rag rug for awhile.
What material and hook size did you use?

 Cheesy pinkleo
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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2007 09:15:50 AM »

I'm dying to make a rag rug!  I just saw a pattern for one from "A Prairie Girl's Guide to Life" in the latest issue of Bust.

How long did this take you?

It took me about a week.  It works up really fast - but tearing all that fabric is a little time consuming !

Your rug is wonderful.
I've been wanting to do a rag rug for awhile.
What material and hook size did you use?

 Cheesy pinkleo

You know what ? i just went and looked at my hook & it doesn't have a size?! I was donated this hook from my aunt - so i'm not exactly sure what size it is? it's a really big one - I think i've seen them at Joann fabrics.. size Q rings a bell?

I used cotton sheets & some different yards of fabric I had in my stash.
your rug is really nice!  I've always wanted to make one like that, but i don't know how to crochet!  is it a project a beginner could do? 

oh yes, its definately a beginner project. It's just single crochet in the round.  super easy!
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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2007 09:18:49 AM »

Love it, thanks for the mini-tut. I've been saving my kids old clothes they just can't part with (they really aren't even good enough for good will) and I think this might do the trick. I was going to knit one, but I recently learned to crochet, man is it faster!!!
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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2007 09:29:54 AM »

Love it, thanks for the mini-tut. I've been saving my kids old clothes they just can't part with (they really aren't even good enough for good will) and I think this might do the trick. I was going to knit one, but I recently learned to crochet, man is it faster!!!

if you have different blends of fabrics.. i'd recommend the thicker heavier fabric made into slightly smaller width strips than the thinner/cotton blends.  That way the 'yarn' has a somewhat even consistency and it won't pull the other rows.  Here's a warning though.. heavier blends of fabric are even harder on the hands for this project!  My hands were so sore from this project but during the one heavier row it was really a killer!
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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2007 09:42:13 AM »

Wow, that's amazing!
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« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2007 09:47:24 AM »

That's beautiful! Great job!
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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2007 09:48:17 AM »

i love it! your colors are great, it's so bright and cheerful...i want one!

:adds "learn to crochet" to list of things to do: Cheesy
Love it! The colors are gorgeouss

thanks! speaking of color....My husband cringed his nose when I started the rug.. the first few colors (purple, blue) he thought I was crazy~~~ but after completion he realized I did have a method to my madness ! LOL
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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2007 09:49:24 AM »

I just have a recommendation for tearing the sheets.

I found it you have a omnigrid and rotary cutter this can be faster. What you need to do is fold the sheet several times until it about 12-18 high! So it will be really long. Then you make sure the edges stick out more than the rest. and you cut strips except for the two edges. Then you unfold and cut every other side. Then you don't have to sew or anything on edges. you just have one long huge piece! If it doesn't make sense, let me know! I have a hard time explaining things!

oops i just read that you made  one continuous piece of fabric! But the omnigrid helps tons!
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« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2007 09:53:44 AM »

I just have a recommendation for tearing the sheets.

I found it you  have a omnigrid and rotary cutter this can be faster. What you need to do is fold the sheet several times until it about 12-18 high! So it will be really long. Then you make sure the edges stick out more than the rest. and you cut strips except for the two edges. Then you unfold and cut every other side. Then you don't have to sew or anything on edges. you just have one long huge piece! If it doesn't make sense, let me know! I have a hard time explaining things!

thanks for that info. I'm not sure if you seen the edit to my post about how I did it (I understood your explaination just fine Smiley - not sure if mine made any sense though..i hadn't realized how hard it is to explain this stuff isnt it?!) anyways.. I also didn't knot or sew the ends and just made one continous piece ( that is until I started a new color )..
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