In 2010, I wrote up instructions and took pictures of how I make a rug for a series on Day to Day Adventures. That series has been extremely popular
So I took all the posts in that series plus some new information and Rags to Rugs was born.
I've added more details and even filmed a video recently about how to join fabric without sewing. All of it was a fun new adventure with helping others to create rag rugs.
I’ve decided how big it’s going to be and now I’m working on the center/base of the rug. I have so many reasons for making rugs but it’s hard carving out time for this.
But I NEED a little bit of creativity in my life. It refreshes my soul to MAKE something!!!
The most amazing rugs are the ones American colonists made from scraps of old clothes, sheets and blankets.
America was young and everything was used and reused until it fell apart. Making rugs to warm floors also brought beauty to their homes.
It always amazes me how much fabric I need to make a rag rug.
After steadily cutting up jeans and making strips this week I have several piles ready so that I can start my rug next week.
Thankfully the jeans are free. I’ve saved jeans from all of my kids, myself & husband for a few years. I have no idea if I have enough or not.