Friday, September 14

Crochet Rag Rug - or How to use up quilting scraps!

Crochet rag rug made from quilting scraps, mostly 2 1/2 inch wide pieces, but I was not fussy about it, some were closer to 1 1/2 inches.  It's wonderfully soft.  I would recommend using whatever colors you would like to stand out the most first, so that they make up the center of the rug.  I think the colors are more concentrated in the center, so this will help you achieve a "theme color".  Of course, random is always lovely as well.  This rug is very soft and thick (takes about 2 days to dry after washing).

This is an excellent way to use up quilting scraps.  It really made a dent in my stash.  Total time spent was around 8 hours (or 4 movies).  I would like to make another rug and sew together a few of my smaller scraps to use them as well.

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