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Old 09-04-2002, 11:41 AM
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Rag Rugs

I am looking for info on making rag rugs. Does anyone know how to get started or where to buy starter kits ? Thanks in advance. Sashamae
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I also have been wanting to make some. We have tile all through our house now so it needs it.

I once saw in a American girl book, I think Kristen's crafts, where they tell you how to make them.

Now that I think about it, I think I will go to the library and get that book!

I hope that helped you.
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Old 09-08-2002, 05:04 AM
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http://www.4ormore.co.uk/projects/ragrug.htm
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I am in the process of crocheting a rag rug. I cut strips of old material (about 1/2" wide) and then do a couple of stiches with white thread to each one to attach to make a long string of material. I roll the string of material into a ball for easier handling. I'm doing a single crochet stitch. I got a big wooden crochet hook which is easier to use with the material. I am using a variety of colors, not trying to match anything. It is a little slower than crocheting with yarn as the hand starts to get tired (or maybe that's just old age).

Hope this help.....and good luck on your project.
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Old 09-08-2002, 06:25 PM
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Thats how I do it ..I go to yard sells and the goodwill and buy old sheets and tear them in strips.........
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Rag Rugs

WOW! I must have been behind the door when brains were handed out! I have often wondered where I would ever get enough material to make rag rugs; and then, read your suggestion to go to Goodwill and yardsales to buy old sheets, etc. Now, why didn't I think of that sometime during my 64+ years? DOH!
You can be sure, I will be scrounging those yard sales and such for just that type of stuff in the future. Thank you so much for your great advice!
Also, I think using plastic crochet hooks would be better than wood....as it would slip through the material easier, causing lots less fatigue on our old fingers.
And now, I am going to hunt through my old linens to see what I might find....I just know those rugs will look mighty fine on our old wood plank floors!
Thanks again, and God bless!
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Old 09-10-2002, 07:35 PM
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I know you will do a great job ....would love to see your work.jd
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Old 09-13-2002, 07:44 AM
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Rag Rugs

A few good sites:

http://akak.essortment.com/braidedrugmaki_rkxo.htm
http://wi.essortment.com/braidedragrugs_rjmn.htm

Oval rag rug:
http://crochet.about.com/library/wee...299.htm?iam=mt

Crocheting Rag Rugs Basics - Crochet:
http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa092599.htm

Rectangular rag rug:
http://crafterscommunity.net/index.php/152
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Old 09-13-2002, 05:27 PM
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Thanks those are some real good sites!!
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Rugs made with doubleknit fabric

Hi,

Just found this site and it reminded me of a rug I saw being made years ago at a PA Dutch Fair. The woman was sewing small strips of doubleknit fabric to a base (muslin?). The strips were so close together that when finished, you didn't see the stitching. I thought I would remember how she did it, but it has been a long time. Anyway, I thought it would be a good use for all that old doubleknit fabric I have lying around. Does anyone know what I'm talking about and would you have directions? They would make excellent rugs for a bathroom, especially, because they would wash and dry so easily and would probably wear like "iron."

Thanks for any help.

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