Thursday, March 5, 2015

Modern Rag Rug! Tut-Link

In January, my friends over at Nini & The Sea posted their weekly Inspiration Linky Party . If you are not apart of this--there is always great ideas and wonderful links. This particular post got me thinking about all my scraps and wanting to find some useful use for them. 
So I am adding 
"Rug Maker" to my list of titles.

This is what I did!

Invited Nini over to see if we could actually do this!
Beside thinking we will have Carpal Tunnel by the time we are done--
It was very... easy!

 Then it was onto cutting large scraps down to 1 inch (or near that) strips. 

 Once I packed a few zip lock bags of strips--It was off to Mexico, Florida and Texas.
Cars, airports, motels, and lounging on a beach chair.

 You don't have to have over-sized spools but it does look pretty in the house!

Set you machine to Zig-zag.
And then sew, and sew and sew spirals.
I like having a variety of sizes.
 Tip-Use up all those wound bobbins in all colors!

My friend Nini would try to coordinate colors when Twining.
The only rule I had was not twisting either two dark or two light together.
Other than that--You will never notice in the scheme of things.

When you are done sewing the spiral, hold it up to the light. 
You will see if you missed spots and sew over again.
I also went around the last coil twice to reinforce the ends.

Some will be lumpy when you are done.
Take your iron and steam the heck out of them!
This flattens them.

 This is not where I will keep the the rug but I am liking it against the dark floor!

This is its new home! 
Our guest bathroom has a odd sink base so I shaped it to go around it.

 I Love It!

This my February-ALYOF! 

Till We Quilt Again,

 Linked with: ScrapTastic  ALYOFNeedle & Tread ThursdayNini And The Sea-Weekly Inspiration Linky Party Can I Get A Whoop Whoop  Sew Darn Crafty Linking Party Oh Scrap


  1. Your rug is great, it's softer then I imagined! I may add rug maker to my list of titles too! Thanx for the inspiration!


  2. That is one arty bathroom rug! How much of a dent did it make in your scraps?

    1. I think I have enough to do wall-to-wall carpeting! Ha-Ha

  3. I love doing this but to join them as different sized cirles instead of continuing in one large round I've never done and it looks fab - Chris :D

  4. Such an entwining tale! I love it! And a great project to take with you when you are jet-setting around the world :) Looking forward to seeing your wall-to-wall carpeting.

  5. these are so cool! I love how all of the colors mingle together!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. Wow your rug looks fantastic and I love the fact it's travelled all over the place while being created.
    Ali xx

  7. Wow! I love it! And it really does look great against the dark floor. I'm pinning this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

  8. These look so cool! I love that it was great handwork on the road.

  9. Oh my! I do love these.

  10. Looks like I have a new scrap project on my list. Thanks for sharing on Oh Scrap!

  11. That rug looks incredibly Helen! What a great way to use scraps!

  12. This is a gorgeous rug! It is really perfect for that space!


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