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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2008 07:52:37 PM »

i dont think so, i've only been using it for a week, and i dry off before i get out of the shower so it doesn't get soaking wet, just wet from the bottom of my feet. I guess i'll find out over the next week or two!
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« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2008 11:02:08 PM »

Really really awesome idea.  I just started crocheting, but I can't imagine crocheting that big.  I love it, though!
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« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2008 05:17:11 AM »

wow out of jeans! that would be the heaviest and most durable rug ever!

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as i was thinking about a jeans rug i realized that that would be hard on the hands as summergirl mentions. and hey someone said they wanted to make a rag rug big enough for the livingroom! I hate the carpeting in my house. it is light cream! very beautiful when the house was first bought but now... screeeaaammming! oh golly gee i hate it! and can you believe there is nice hard wood beneath. I'm currently still trying to talk big daddy into tearing it up. wish me luck!!
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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2008 08:58:21 PM »

Love your rug! I wanna try it really bad and may also be coming into a bunch of tee shirts (for free!). Now, maybe it's too late at night for me but I'm totally not understanding how you made your strips.   Huh Do you think it would be feasible to make them like how you would make plastic bag strips? Any help would be most appreciated. Smiley

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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2008 09:40:56 PM »

i'll try to explain it with words the best i can, although i'm sure a visual would be better.

Here's how i cut them:

(i'm right handed) starting at the bottom right side of the tshirt make a one inch cut perpindicular to the hem. then turn the scissors and cut parallel to the hem about 1 inch above it and cut in a circle, when you get to the back side of the t shirt angle upwards to about an inch and a half to 2 inches so that when you get back to the right side seam you are ABOVE the first cut you made, now you will be following your previously cut line about an inch to an inch and a half above it. Basically you are spirally upwards around the shirt making a big long piece of fabric, and then you have to stop once you hit the arms of the tshirt
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« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2008 07:41:41 PM »

Thanks! Once I read that I totally had a 'duh' moment.   Embarrassed

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« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2008 08:12:09 PM »

no problem! I'm glad you understood what i was rambling about!
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« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2008 08:23:16 PM »

oh man i started mine today in colors to match my americana-ish kitchen (red, navies, greys, etc;) and i wish i would've read on a little farther than the first pg. i guess i just got pumped about a new project. i cut all the seams so there wouldn't be a bunch of lumps (sort of uneeded work) and i cut in strips instead of in a long spiral, so not only was the cutting extra but i've had to tie a lot because the strips are longer...but i have to go get more shirts because 5 xl's isn't going to cut it (no pun intended) so i guess i'll go in a spiral the next time.... Undecided
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« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2008 07:14:24 PM »

That's gorgeous!
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« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2008 07:18:35 PM »

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