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Cutting Material for a Rag Rug?According to many crafters, when you are cutting the fabric for your rag rug project, cut it lengthwise. Although cutting on the bias may reduce fraying it can cause the fabric to stretch more. This page contains some tips for cutting material for a rag rug.

 

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How Do I Make a Braided Rug?Does anyone have a pattern for braided rugs?

 

The start of a latchhook rug on a canvas

Making A Latchhook RugThis page is about making a latch hook rug. Rug hooking is accomplished by pulling yarn or cloth through a stiff woven base to create a pattern of your choosing.

 

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Washable Backing for Rag Rugs?Is there a suitable washable backing I could use for rag rug making?

 

Polyester Fabric Squares

Making a Rug from Polyester Fabric Squares?This is a page about making a rug from polyester fabric squares. Small squares of polyester material can be sewn together and used to make a unique throw rug.

 

Latch Hook T-shirt Rug - colorful t-shirt latchhook rug

Latch Hook T-shirt RugThis is a rug made out of cut up t-shirts.

 

Latch Hook Rug Project Pillow - finished latch hook pillow

Latch Hook Rug Project PillowInstead of a rug, this latch hook rug project was made into a pillow for my granddaughter who takes jiujitsu classes. I found this pattern of a girl wearing a gi.

 

Pom Pom Rug

Making a Pom Pom RugThis is a page about making a pom pom rug. Making a pom pom rug is a fun craft project and a great way to use up leftover yarn.

 

Rug Hooking Craft

Making Rug Hooking CraftsThis is a page about making rug hooking crafts. Prior to latch hook rug crafts, hooked rugs were made using fabric, such as burlap or linen, as the base for your project.

 

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Making a Confetti Rag Rug?Making a rug is a great project. If you have some leftover rags you could use them to make this rug. This is a page about making a confetti rag rug.

 

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Instructions for Making Recycled Woolen Mats?When I was in America some years ago I met a lady who had made beautiful mats for her home out of woolen recycled skirts, etc. She also used a wooden hook of some kind. The mats were all sizes from a teapot holder to a mat that covered the entire floor of her home.

 

Round t-shirt rag rug.

Making a Rag RugThis is a page about making rag rugs. What better way to reuse and recycle a variety of used fabric than to make a rag rug?

 

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Making Rugs from Scrap Fabrics and T-Shirts?I was wondering if anyone has directions for creating a rug from fabric scraps? I prefer one that involves sewing rather than crocheting. I like the look of a shag (shaggy) type rug. I am also interested in rugs made from t-shirts. Thanks in advance!

 

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What is a Pineapple Stitch?I was looking for instructions on doing a border on my large rag rug I'm trying to complete and came across this site. I'll have to add it to my favorites. As a matter of fact, I make my rugs just like Grandma made hers. My only problem is, what is a pineapple stitch? I sure hope I can get some answers from the experts on this site.

 

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Fleece Rag Rug is Puckering?I am making a fleece rag rug and it is puckering in the middle. It is already over 3 ft wide so taking it apart is not an option I want to do. How can I take the puckering out? Thanks in advance for any help from all you great crafters out there!

 

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Mary Maxim Rug Hooking Kit Instructions?I am looking for instructions for a mary maxim rug hooking kit. It is called painted daisy #166249. I purchased the stamped rug and yarn from a yard sale but had no instructions. Thank you.

 

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Shag Rag Rug?I need instructions for Shag Rag Rug,(not Braided or sewn).

 

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Painting An Area Rug?Recently watching Sensible Chic on HGTV, I saw where they "painted" a beige area rug with red paint to form a checkerboard pattern. They didn't say how it was done, but the rug looked great on the TV.

 

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Making a Rug Out of Socks?Making a Rug Out of Socks. I cannot find step by step instructions on how to make a rug out of unmated socks, i seen this in an old book years ago it was really simple, but cannot find it now.

 

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Making Braided or Hooked Rugs?Making Braided or Hooked Rugs I would like some information on either braided rugs or hooked rugs. My mom used to make braided rugs but she is gone so need some help.

 

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Repairing the Center of a Toothbrush Rug - center of rug torn out for repair

Repairing the Center of a Toothbrush Rug?My oval rug was curling up in the center (like a hat). I tore the center out to make it lay flat. How do I re-stitch the middle back together? The green is my runner.

 

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Cutting Material for a Rag Rug?Does it matter if you cut the material on the bias or not? Which way will keep it from fraying?

 

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Backing Option for Plarn Latch Hook Rug?Could you use the non skid rubber mats instead of latch hook canvas for this project? Would it help keep the mat in place better?

 

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Pattern for a Rug Made from Polyester Squares?Does anyone have a pattern or instructions for making a rug from Fortrel squares sewn onto a denim back? I saw an example on Pinterest. They are folded in half to make triangles and then sewn through the center to the backing.

 

Making a Latch Hook Rug - backing

Making a Latch Hook Rug?I'm starting a latch hook rug project and need to know if I should wash/rinse the stiff rug canvas before I begin hooking.

 

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Painting Burlap Rug Binding?I have used burlap ribbon 3" for binding a jute rug. I would like to paint the binding a dark brown color. How would I do that?

 

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