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Topic: floor cloth (i.e. RUG) with tutorial (edited to fix pictures)  (Read 21343 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2004 04:06:34 PM »

Your rug looks AWESOME!!!  A couple of weeks ago, my friend was asking me how she thought she should go about doing this, and now I can help her out!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2004 10:42:26 AM »

I wonder if one used vinyl flooring if it migh wind up cracking like it can (or maybe just the cheap stuff my landlords seems to always use) under stress.

I love the canvas and colors- really bright and a nice contrast to the dark wood of the table.  
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2004 06:08:30 AM »

I wonder if one used vinyl flooring if it migh wind up cracking like it can (or maybe just the cheap stuff my landlords seems to always use) under stress.

I love the canvas and colors- really bright and a nice contrast to the dark wood of the table.  

thanks! wow - that is a good question and something i hadn't thought about. i guess i'm glad i used canvas after all! LOL. has anybody else used linoleum? does it crack?
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2004 01:39:54 PM »

That's awesome!  I'm making a table runner using the same technique.
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2004 08:11:05 AM »

hi guys! for those of you who missed out i thought i'd let you know i fixed the picture links. sorry those were missing - i know how frustrating that is. hopefully now problem solved!! enjoy! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2004 08:14:12 AM »

Your floor cloth is very cool and funky. I wouldn't have thought of using anything other than paint on it. And it has a microbiology sort of feel to it, which I really like... Reminds me of amebas and plant cells. The tutorial is really helpful as well.

I'm probably going to be making a few floor cloths myself this summer, but I have a question. Does anyone know if they provide any sort of insulation at all? If not, would some of that foamy stuff that keeps rugs in place help, or could the canvas be layered with something else? My house is old, poorly built, and as full of holes as swiss cheese. I'm trying to think of economical, attractive ways to cut heating costs. Filling and covering some the the holes would be a good start Wink

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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2004 01:47:31 AM »

I found this oh-so-perfect cotton sheet that is BEGGING me to turn it into a floor cloth for my new morrocan inspired living room.



I see that you used fabric on yours- how did you attach the fabric to the artists canvas? I was thinking of a spray adhesive, but I wasn't sure if that would work? Since this is going to be one large piece, how would everyone suggest I keep it from bunching, wrinkling while I'm trying to secure it to the 'backing'?
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2004 05:59:19 AM »

i used modpodge to attach mine - but i was just using smaller pieces of fabric. to use the whole sheet i would suggest using something like stitch witchery. if you do this make sure you wash the canvas first as the steam from the iron will cause it to shrink quite a bit and then it will wrinkle your fabric top. iron it well and attach your sheet, starting in the center and ironing smooth as you go. then you can fold your edges under and stitch them down. you could even add a solid border around the edge.

let us know how it turns out - what a great sheet!!
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2004 04:27:28 PM »

It catches you eye that's for sure. Nifty idea.
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2004 05:17:15 PM »

That's one hot rug!
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