rug pattern

janene1May 27, 2008

I am looking for a pattern or instructions to make a throw rug that is sewn on the sewing machine in a circle with polyester squares of fabric that are sewn on a purchased backing. The rug looks like it has little "ears" sticking up all over it. Does anyone know about this and would be willing to share their knowledge with me.

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Some ladies that demo at one of the sites I also demo at every summer make these. The backing is heavy canvas or denim, the squares are sewn kitty corner starting in the middle of the rug, or with the center row if it's square or rectangular. They use a zipper foot so that they can put the poly squares as tightly together as possible.


    Bookmark   May 27, 2008 at 5:46PM
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Thank you Annie. Do you know how much they overlap each piece and how big the pieces are. Do they purchase their backings or make them. I really appreciate any info you might have. thanks

    Bookmark   May 28, 2008 at 12:47AM
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The pieces aren't overlapped. They sew the first piece in place, then fold it over to one side. The next piece is folded along the diagonal, then butted tightly against the first piece. It's opened up and then stitched along the diagonal. You just keep doing this until the surface is filled. I want to say that the squares are about 2" on a side and they cut them with a pinking shears.

They make their own backings.


    Bookmark   May 28, 2008 at 10:04AM
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thank you very much, Annie. I'm going to give it a try.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2008 at 12:10PM
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I would really love to have this pattern if any one has it.
My great-great aunt who recently passed away made these rugs. I would really love to make some myself. I would need pretty specific instructions though. If available, could you email me a pattern to:
Thank you, I hope I get it!!
Tammy :)

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 6:12PM
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Google is your friend.

Here is a link that might be useful: Recycled denim rag rug

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 10:32PM
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Thanks for that! I had a friend who made these and I have yards of polyester doubleknit to recycle. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 10:51PM
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