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!