People are so creative when they are given challenges. I’ve observed this in my children and friends. We all search for ways to make things work.
I know that I NEED a little bit of creativity in my life EVERY single day.
It refreshes my soul to MAKE something!!!
Some days that may mean putting a new meal on the table or baking cookies for my family. Other days I need to do a craft project by myself, do a non stress craft with my kids or spend some time scrapbooking.
Things like laundry, doing school, or cleaning just take so much time and keep me from creative time. But my word this year is PROGRESS so even if I just do a few stitches each day that is good enough.
A little progress and feeling refreshed is a very good thing!
2 Steps to STARTING A NEW RAG RUG
- To start a rug I need fabric strips and it takes a lot of fabric to make a rug! Luckily I know some secrets to finding cheap fabric. I make strips by ripping the fabric into appropriate widths for the rug.
- Decide on size of the rug and make the center or base of the rug. Then its time to start adding strips as the rug gets bigger with each knot.
This is the fun part! There's a little trick to joining the fabric. No sewing required!
How to add new strips of fabric without sewing
Did you know that you can join fabric with just two holes? You can also use it for banners or making rope for other crafts. It is super easy! This method is key to rug making.
I'm trying something new this week! Here is a video SHOWING how to join fabric without sewing! This was WAY more fun that taking a bazillion pictures and writing out instructions. (Plus that is exactly what is in the ebook!)
Joining fabric strips is not hard at all but it is essential to making a rug. I like this method because I don't need a needle or thread and these knots are pretty indestructible once they are part of the rug.
I explain this process in more detail in my NEW Rags to Rugs eBook. Click the graphic to learn more or get YOUR copy!
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