Sunday, January 11, 2009

Look, Mom! I did it!

I finished my first rag placemat!



This was a fun project. It took me two days to complete, including washing, drying, and cutting the fabric. The technique is called twined weaving, and I purchased the loom, book, and DVD from henscratchquilting.com. I love rag rugs, and I've been wanting to learn how to make them. This wasn't the kind that I originally had in mind, but I think this type actually is perfect for me! I have a rather large stash of fabric that I'd like to use up, and this seems to be the ticket! A placemat takes 3 1/2 yards of fabric; a rug takes 15 yards of fabric.

I wanted to make a placemat first to perfect my technique, and I'm glad I did! My new placemat has a home already... on the dryer as a mat for the laundry detergent. Perfect!

9 comments:

  1. How cool! It's perfect on your dryer. I am very curious how you made this.

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  2. oh hey, I need one of those on my dryer too! I probably will not make one since I don't want to get any more crafts going, but it looks like fun!

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  3. nice and functional. great job.

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  4. It looks very sturdy, and what a cheerful way to brighten up the chore of laundry.

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  5. Very cool idea, I wish my laundry room looked like that!!

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  6. My mom used to crochet rag rugs, but they didn't look like this. It's beautiful.

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  7. Great job! We love to see the rugs and placemats made by our customers. Thanks for posting.

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