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i really want to try and make a rag rug.  i’ve been looking around online for tutorials on how to do it, and i’m so inspired just by pictures of them!  i think they’re so beautiful and a perfect way to use up any fabric you might have lying around.

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these images are from the rag rug flickr group (yes, there is one)…check it out here…believe me, you will be inspired.

apparently there are several ways to make a rag rug…some tutorials involve crocheting, like this one on vintage chica.  but if you don’t know how to crochet (like me) you can still make a rag rug just by braiding the fabric!

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moda bake shop has a really great tutorial showing you step by step how to do it. once you’ve picked out the fabric you want to use, cut it into long strips and just start to braid! start at the center of the rug and work your way outwards, forming a circle with your braid as shown in the images above. once you’ve finished, just sew the rows of braids together! for the full tutorial click here.

i can’t wait to try it!

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Luana -January 20, 2010, 2:38PM

Great way to recycle old cloth.

sarah -January 20, 2010, 8:44PM

I still have my grandma’s rag rug. I LOVE it!

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Laura -January 21, 2010, 1:05PM

Hey, I love crocheting scrap fabric. I actually used this as an element in my thesis project and make accessories and clothing!

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