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Where to find inexpensive fabric?

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I love to make rag rugs

It is so satisfying to use up something old to create a new thing of beauty.  It makes me happy!

Fabric can be really expensive but there are a few tricks to finding "cheap" fabric for rag rug projects - DaytoDayAdventures.com
Fabric can be really expensive but there are a few tricks to finding "cheap" fabric for rag rug projects - DaytoDayAdventures.com

I haven’t done a TON of them because they take a while to make.

The other thing that keeps me from making a bunch of them is the cost.  Fabric is PRICEY!  Even when using coupons, fabric can cost an arm & leg.

Luckily rugs don’t require patterns, just color.

Fabric can be really expensive but there are a few tricks to finding "cheap" fabric for rag rug projects - DaytoDayAdventures.com

Secret place to find CHEAP fabric!

So I have a new habit that helps me make rugs with out breaking the bank.  Anytime I am out by the Good Will I stop in to peruse. . . . the sheets.  Lots of cotton fabric in colors for not much cash.

The rug pictured above is in my girls room and it is made from a Good Will striped twin sheet set that had blue, turquoise, and lime green in it.  Since their room is lime green that worked for me!

Fabric can be really expensive but there are a few tricks to finding "cheap" fabric for rag rug projects - DaytoDayAdventures.com

New locker hook rug

The Vegetable Soup rug(named by Elizabeth)

I started it in November and have taken it many places. Hospital rooms, doctor visits, clogging practice, Bible quizzing trips and right here at home in my comfy chair on movie nights.

The black is a sheet on clearance at Target right after back to school time(thanks Lisa!)  I also plan to hit some garage sales this spring/summer.

I’m over half way now & I want to get this one done before it gets too warm outside.  Making rugs can be a WARM project which is good in the winter but not so good in the summer.  .  .  .  .  besides my crowded garden takes my free spring/summer time.

What projects do you have going that are “just” for the winter time?  Rugs, quilts, crochet?

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