Holy cow! We're almost to the halfway point. Today's post is based on the letter "K"...11th letter of the alphabet. So far, I feel like I'm rockin' this A to Z Challenge!
This one was a fairly simple project in terms of process, but definitely a long one in terms of time dedication.
I saw a pin of Everyday Art's cute Rag Rug Tutorial via Craftaholics Anonymous and decided that it would need to be on my project list. It got busted out for a Christmas present for my mother-in-law. She now has it in front of her kitchen sink to keep bare feet warm on the cold linoleum.
I purchased a section of rug canvas from JoAnn Fabric and about five coordinating fabric patterns. I got between one and two yards of each fabric (some of which was allocated to other projects.).
I started out by cutting my rug canvas down to the size I wanted (2' x 3') and about 1/4 yd. of each pattern into strips 1" wide and 5" long. I stored those puppies in a box, hauled everything down to the family room, and got to work.
Using one pattern at a time, I randomly inserted the strips into the canvas. There's no tying needed. Simply loop each piece between two adjoining boxes in the canvas. Nice and easy.
Soon, minutes turned into hours, and hours turned into days. I watched a LOT of Netflix working on this project.
What started out as 1/4 yard per fabric quickly became 1/2 yard. Eventually, I wound up using a full yard of each pattern (5 yards total) to complete the rug.
It fluffs up pretty nicely when shaken out and feels really nice underfoot. To be honest though, another couple yards of fabric could easily have been added to make this even fuller. If you're thinking of undertaking this project plan on a lot of time and a lot of cutting to make those tiny little strips. There really will be thousands of them when you're done.
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