So I LOVE this ladys potholder rug designs http://crispina.com/2011/02/682/
and I want to make a huge one like 7 ft by 7 ft.
I want to go to her class but I am tight on funds and live in ohio and couldnt afford the trip. I understand how to make the loom and have made many potholders. My question is on the t-shirt material itself. Can you help me?
1. how should i cut the t-shirt into loops horizontal? vertical? just not sure which way to go based on the grain of the fabric and stretch of it
2. how thick should the loops be?
3. how is the best way to join the loops? obviously I wont have a 7 ft loop so I have to join them together somehow and i want this to be cushy and comfortable so I dont want a trillion hard little knots
4. about how many t-shirts do i need to gather to make it? Based on a web search Im thinking about 60
I have found tutorials on how to make a bunch of little potholders and sewing them together but I really want to do it the way Crispina does it and make it rainbow colored throughout. The thought of making 49 square feet of mini potholders makes me die inside.
I really hope you can help!