HOW TO MAKE a RAG RUG

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Intro: HOW TO MAKE a RAG RUG

THIS INSTRUCTABLE OUTLINES THE SUPPLIES AND PROCESS FOR MAKING A RAG RUG USING SCRAP FABRIC.

Step 1: RAG RUG SUPPLIES

GOOD AND SHARP SCISSORS

Step 2: RAG RUG SUPPLIES

1/4" MESH RUG CANVAS

Step 3: RAG RUG SUPPLIES

VARIETY OF SCRAP FABRIC

Step 4: RAG RUG STEP 1

CUT 1/2" WIDE STRIPS INTO 4" LENGTHS

Step 5: RAG RUG STEP 2

FEED STRIP THROUGH MESH ACROSS DIAGONAL

Step 6: RAG RUG STEP 3

TIE ONE SQUARE KNOT, REPEAT FOR DESIRED DENSITY

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    29 Discussions

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    Darlenebeagle

    10 months ago

    How do you finish the edges? I loved your instructions easiest I have ever seen. To all you complainers--be great full you are getting these free and get a life

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    nvolicerKiteman

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I drew them by hand, scanned, and used images from the web for patterns. Thanks for your interest.

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    imargitinvolicer

    Reply 1 year ago

    i like the hand drawn "cartoon" method of instructions to read.

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    imargitiNunchakuMan

    Reply 1 year ago

    amazon is a good place and michaels also sells them. over 55 get a 10% discount at michaels. LOL

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    zargiropoulou

    2 years ago

    started it.needs a lot of patience....?

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    PattiMeyer51

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome instructions . Thank you for sharing. I intend to make this as a project for myself and the grandkids. Thank you , your instructions were the clearest to follow.

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    traypup

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Beautifully designed Instructable. Thank you for the clear and gorgeous directions. (The caps are completely appropriate as a design technique here, so don't listen to the crankypants people in the comments.)

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    Really pretty and clear illustrations. Thanks for making the extra effort!

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    drwebster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    oh that`s so cool,i am making one,thank you,easy pretty and nifty instructable!

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    Rhi-Rainbow

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is great! I've wanted to make one of these for a while!!

    Glad someone made an instructable
    xx

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    blueangelcat

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Kiteman! I believe you are right!( don't you love to hear that!) Love the way this is put together! love the idea, but are there any substitutions for using mesh rug canvas?

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    TaikoMom

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I just made this but with two changes:

    Used fleece 6" by 1" strips (cut with a rotary cutter)

    Used rubber non-slip carpet pad for the backing instead of canvas.
    But don't tie the strips diaginally because it will mis-shape the rug.

    Hang dry or use the delicate cycle on dryer.

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    WUVIE

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for sharing this thrifty idea! I have plenty of worn clothing and a bit of the mesh handy. Sounds like a great winter project.

    I don't mind the caps. It helps those who may not be able to see as well. A former co-worker of mine could not read well unless she used all caps. Unless one's intent is anger, I don't consider all caps to be a bad thing.

    :-) Karen

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    dow35

    7 years ago on Step 4

    A faster method to cutting would to be to use a quilters cutting mat and rotary cutter if you have them. Super easy and creative rug! : )

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    mooseinakilt

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I've been meaning to get a rug for my kitchen and I need to go through my closet and get rid of old clothes. This idea will kill two birds with one stone. Many thanks!

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    Warlrosity

    8 years ago on Introduction

    WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME?! Do you not love me? Did I disappoint you? What about the children? You cant leave!