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darkladymajesta
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2008 02:02:10 PM »

anyone still want to make these? I most definitely would like to try for my room at home. I moved from having carpet back to wood floors and the morning is chilly already!
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chio88
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2008 03:38:34 AM »

Made one of those shaggy rugs when i was little. I can't recall how i made it though  Sad
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2008 06:56:06 AM »

I'm jumping in on this one way late, maybe the winter weather will inspire some more of you to join me.  The sad part is that JUST yesterday I sent 7 big bags of clothes to the thrift store, dangit!  Wish I'd have thought about this then!

I'm thinking of using mostly hubby's old tired white undershirts for this, using the shaggy strip method.  I'll dye it after it has been completed.  I'm going to use a cotton rug from the $1 store as my base, so it's already square, sturdy, and washable.
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2009 12:09:30 AM »

I was just saying a few days back that I wanted to make some of these! My Mum used to make these often, and I have many famikly who would love one or two of these Smiley
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yardenxanthe
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2009 12:18:23 AM »

I have been crocheting one the past week or so. It's so fun, surprisingly. I never wanted to mess with the braided/sewn kind -- I'm too lazy for that! If you know how to crochet (or even if you don't! very basic stuff to make a rug), just single crochet to make a rug.

I cut up some clothes and it was soooo much more trouble than using stash fabric that I will never sew into anything. So, just for the record, tearing up old sheets or whatever is probably a lot more productive than using clothes, if you can. I cut a slit in the sheet, tear to the next edge (but don't tear it off) and then cut another slit next to it and keep tearing, to make a long, continuous strip.
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eye_on_sparrow
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2009 07:21:18 PM »

I want to join this I have been working on a knitted rug.  I am using stash fabric and I also use the same strip tearing method as yardenxanthe  much easier to have long pieces of fabric.  I always put off making a rag rug because I thought it would take so long to prepare the strips but it really didn't take long at all.  I didn't even roll it into a ball but just knitted off the fabric and then tore some more as I knitted.

I also want to try one of those shaggy tshirt rugs.  I have some knit fabrics in my stash that I am not sure why I bought but I think it would make a great rug for my bathroom.  And destashing at the same time is always a good thing.
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yardenxanthe
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2009 02:59:45 PM »



Working on this crocheted rag rug right now. The blue stripes are from a big flannel plaid duvet cover! It's about 4 feet x 3 feet so far... getting big & heavy! It takes about 30 mins to go around once right now... I'll be adding to it until it's big enough for my living rm or until I get sick of it!
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eye_on_sparrow
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2009 07:08:54 PM »

That crocheted rug looks fabulous.  I am working on a knitted one I am probably about half done with it. 
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jessvict
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2009 08:10:36 AM »

wow your rugs look great! I've been wanting to do this with some of our old sheets. I'd also like to do one with some old towels to make a bathmat for our bathroom.
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