Thursday, March 29, 2012

I Finished My First Braided Rug!


Finally, after what feels like forever, I've finished my first braided rug. It certainly isn't perfect but I don't think it's too bad for my first either. The fabric is from old clothes, curtains and sheets and other odds and ends I had in my fabric stash and that friends gave me.


Now I just need to decide where I want to put it. My plan had been to but it in the living room but it's a little small for that room. I have it there now, but it may find another home, I'm still thinking about it.




Oh, I've already started my second one. I think these are so much fun to make.

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19 comments:

  1. It's beautiful!! Did you do one big braid and then "sew" it together?

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    1. Yes. I learned the hard way that it has to be on a flat surface to sew it together. The first time I just did it on my lap and it was so buckled I had to take it apart and resew it.

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  2. I love it! Would you please post some instructions?

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    1. Thank you. I'll try to do that. :-)

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  3. It wonderful!! You did an excellent job. Wish I knew how to do one...

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    1. It's really not too hard. Basically a big braid sewn into a circle.

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  4. It is beautiful. I think I would love to make one myself.

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  5. Wow - just beautiful...I have not seen many of these on blogs, but after showing yours, I bet we see a lot!!

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  6. your rug is just lovely. I am working on one for myself and yes it does seem to be taking forever. I tried to cheat a sew it on the machine, ended up taking it apart because it buckled so much. works much better to sew it by hand on a flat surface. Love the colors you have in yours. Thanks for the post.

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  7. Very clever! Great use of unwanted fabric... how about the bathroom? might be a good fit there? Thansk so much for sharing with the farmgirls this week!

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  8. I love rag rugs. Yours looks great. I need to try this.
    Ruth

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  9. I've always wanted to do one of these! It's really pretty! Have you seen the baskets you can make doing the same process?

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  10. Rose, I would love to know how you made it- please post some photos of your next one in progress! It looks beautiful, great job :) - Nicole @ Working Kansas Homemaker

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  11. I had started one a while ago and got so frustrated (figured out a way to not be so frustrated though..) seeing this makes me want to try again. Beautiful! I was thinking to put it in a place where it will see all the time because it is piece of art!

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  12. This is really great! I've been wanting to try this. I'm hoping you post instructions or at least a photo tute! Happy to be following and looking forward to more great projects.

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  13. I always have one under construction; they're my special gifts. Yours looks very similar.
    Katie Gillet

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