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Topic: Knitted Bathmat - A Bedsheet Re-Purposed!  (Read 5537 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2008 03:23:53 PM »

This is a great idea.  I like the idea of cutting one continuous strip, rather than having to attach different strips together. 
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2008 05:03:17 PM »

Wow that's the nicest rug like that I've seen.

I came across the t-shirt yarn knit rugs a while back when I started wanting to knit a rug for my new place but was a little turned off because a lot of them looked a little too homemade but yours is nice. It looks like your fabric strips must've been really even. Nicely done.
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2008 10:05:45 AM »

I Love it!  Can you tell me about how many twin sheets you ended up using?  I'm just curious.  Thanks, and great job!
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sdhrt
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2008 11:23:00 AM »

I'm sure this has been said already, but totally cool idea.  Thanks for sharing!
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grammardog
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2008 08:42:28 AM »

Thanks, everyone!  I appreciate the nice comments.

Shelleyj3, I used one entire double sheet, fitted, but of course I cut out the elasticized bits.
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bancher
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2008 11:00:24 AM »

hey there, very cool!  what sized needles did you use?
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grammardog
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2008 01:07:01 PM »

Thanks!  I used HUGE needles... they say 35 on the end, but I don't know what kind of measurement that is.  Here is a picture of them, though, with cat for scale:

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misfitknits
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2008 03:29:27 PM »

i've been wanting to make a bath mat FOREVER because ours would get all dirty and i couldn't wash it because it had that non-skid stuff attatched to the bottom (a cheap wal-mart bath mat!!) so i was looking for one that i could just throw in the washer and drier- THIS IS "THE ONE"!!! and i love the idea of hoarding all the sheets at the thrift store!!! ECONOMICAL AND RECYCLING!!!
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2008 04:25:37 PM »

oooh.  now i need to make one! 
i've seen them out of t-shirts, and like another poster said, they just kinda look too homemade.  but yours looks spectacular.  i've also seen rugs made out of muslin, which looked nice, but i like the idea of recycling bedsheets.
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catparty
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2008 07:45:55 PM »

i'm going to try this.
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