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« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2007 08:37:20 PM »

love it!that is great!
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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2007 08:42:43 PM »

do you know about how wide your strips were in the end? or were they all diff. due to the ripping?

the weft threads in the fabric go straight across from selvage to selvage, the warp goes up and down the length of the bolt. when you rip your fabric across, it makes a perfectly straight line from one selvage to the other. it's only crooked if there's cut edges, like after you or the fabric store cut across the fabric unevenly... to get the off grain fabric back on grain, you tear it from one end to the other. like after you buy it from a fabric store where they cut it and it's off grain. then it's on grain and straight across.
 
 sooo... her tearing it makes it even strips, not uneven! Wink
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« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2007 08:44:13 PM »

duh, and that rug is awesome! i can barely knit and never tried to crochet, but this looks like a good reason to start!
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« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2007 11:35:04 PM »

this is very nicely done! great color combinations and nice tight stitching!

Brings back memories! my mom and I used to make rugs out of all of the shirts my dad wore out, and out of our old T-shirts and such - hard wood floors and no money for carpet so it was a great alternative (denim didn't work too well, too heavy to work with, or we'd have done our old jeans up too)

did you need to increase a stitch on the rows?

makes me want to try something with crocheting rags again....
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« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2007 01:18:57 AM »

I love it..I would love to make this with the colors in my daughters room!
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« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2007 04:32:55 AM »

do you know about how wide your strips were in the end? or were they all diff. due to the ripping?

the weft threads in the fabric go straight across from selvage to selvage, the warp goes up and down the length of the bolt. when you rip your fabric across, it makes a perfectly straight line from one selvage to the other. it's only crooked if there's cut edges, like after you or the fabric store cut across the fabric unevenly... to get the off grain fabric back on grain, you tear it from one end to the other. like after you buy it from a fabric store where they cut it and it's off grain. then it's on grain and straight across.
 
 sooo... her tearing it makes it even strips, not uneven! Wink

perfect explaination! thanks ammasmama .. I couldn't of explained it that well. & thanks for the compliment on my rug too.

Brings back memories! my mom and I used to make rugs out of all of the shirts my dad wore out, and out of our old T-shirts and such - hard wood floors and no money for carpet so it was a great alternative (denim didn't work too well, too heavy to work with, or we'd have done our old jeans up too)

did you need to increase a stitch on the rows?


I agree, denim just doesn't work well.  ..and yeap, I did increase every few rows. rag rugs are pretty forgiving so I didn't even keep perfect track of rows - just eyeballed it. (something I wouldn't recommend for most crochet projects!!)
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« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2007 04:53:03 AM »

Ireally love this rug. It's something I've wanted to do for years but haven't gotten around to it yet. Great job!
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« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2007 04:56:15 AM »

That's lovely... I'd love to do one of these, but all my bits of fabric are really small *sigh*.  Good excuse to hang on to old clothes / bedlinen etc though until I have enough!   Cheesy
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« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2007 08:36:33 AM »

WOW I am in *love* with that!

our whole house is hardwood floors!  Could you make one approx 11 X 8 feet for me?

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« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2007 12:06:49 PM »

So pretty. All the colors work nicely together.  Smiley
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