I've FINALLY completed my rag rug!
Phew, what a long, loooong time this project took me. Many hours sitting watching shows/listening to audio books while working on this puppy. But, I have to say, even knowing how many hours (days, weeks, months) I've put into this, I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I love it. :)
I mentioned a while back that for my girls' new shared room, they wanted it blue and pink (well, one wanted it blue and the other one wanted in pink and luckily they happily compromised). I had family help me complete some adorable blue-and-pink quilts for their bunk beds, painted the walls blue, hung pink curtains, and now I've completed the rag rug. Maybe someday I'll get somethink up on their walls?
The rug really was simple to make, just time-consuming. Basically, I used strips of quilting fabric (1000s of them. I have no way of actually knowing how much I used, but I would estimate around 15 yards!) cut about 1 inch x 5 inches. I stuffed these strips into an old non-skid rug mat (purchased at Big Lots, but also available at big box stores like Walmart or Kmart) that was about 2.5 feet by 3.5 feet and voila! I didn't even bother tying the strips. I still think this was the right choice, but about once every 3 days or so my 2-year-old pulls out a strip or two. No biggy though, just shove them back in. Over time, the fabric does fray, but it's pretty minimal.
You can see the rug mat in this image and about how often I skipped holes. Obviously, I certainly could have made it more full by skipping less holes, but there really wasn't a need to make it any more full (and in all honesty, I was ready to move onto something else!).
Here's an image-tutorial of how to make one yourself:
Hope you enjoy this fun project! Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous selected it for a feature--head on over and check out her great blog. :)