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« on: January 21, 2005 01:00:06 PM »

I found this GREAT afgan at the thrift store for $3.00!  I think it would make a great area rug, I guess I need to add some kind of heavy backing to it?
Anyone have any idea how I would do this?

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005 01:22:51 PM »

they sell like a rubbery mat that you put under area rungs, i'd imagine if you pin or sew the blanket to the rubber mat it would stay good?
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005 03:14:37 PM »

That's what my grandmother did, and it works pretty well. Sew the aghan in key points to the non-slip backing and it should stay Smiley Only problem is washing, the backing isn't so happy with being washed. Beware of that, but it works wonderfully otherwise.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2005 08:19:57 PM »

Maybe you could sew snaps onto the rug and glue them onto the backing, so you could snap it off to wash it? Or am I making this more complicated then it needs to be? I have a tendancy to do that. Smiley
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or attach with velcro...can't go wrong with that! removable but sturdy! Just get the wide stuff
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