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GardenGal
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:20:20 AM(UTC)
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Who has made a rug?  What did you use?   Did you like it ??  Did you make more than one or want to make more?   Has it stood the test of time??   Does it slide any more than other rugs ??

 

Inquiring minds want to know! 

gg



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mimi2jefftye
#2 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:22:08 AM(UTC)
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I keep looking at the tutorials and think I would like to try to make one.  Just what I need, another project....yup I do!!!

If anyone has made one, I would like to hear any tips and tricks.  So far I hear one of the most difficult is picking fabric......hmmm, we are all used to that right?!!!  LOL

My sewing machine is calling me and today I hope to listen! Sally
cv quilter
#3 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:33:02 AM(UTC)
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I haven't made one yet, but I am going to make a Jelly Roll rug.  I have two JRs I purchased and have been cutting left over batting into strips for the filling.   One day I'll start putting it together.  Mimi made a couple of them and posted pics of them.

Sharon
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Chelle
#4 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:54:46 AM(UTC)
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I have considered making a rug. That is as far as I have gotten LOL

As long as I'm breathin', there's no bad days.~ Alabama
Quiltbaby
#5 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:47:13 AM(UTC)
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Only rug hooking from wool. Never a cotton fabric one. Interesting concept.
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Candis
Bonita
#6 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:52:04 AM(UTC)
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I've often thought of making a crochet one just to use up all the left over 2 1/2 inch strips I have.

Bonita
firesidequilter
#7 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:05:05 PM(UTC)
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I have thought about making one from the plastic shopping bags...

http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=1128&pid=86691

Here is a link ...

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo...
Chelle
#8 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:45:20 PM(UTC)
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Oh my boy cat would chew on that... he hates plastic, runs if he hears a bag but then will go chew on it.

As long as I'm breathin', there's no bad days.~ Alabama
Quiltingbeachy
#9 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:52:45 PM(UTC)
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I have recently made 2 jelly roll rugs..the oval pattern. I also made a smaller one using a honey bun.

I used the cotton roll batting available at stores for the 2 jelly roll rugs..it takes 2 per rug.

For the honey bun one, i cut my own batting strips.

.....suggestions....
1. Cut your own strips at 2.25 inches instead of 2.5
2. Sew your strips together on angle
3. Use a long running stitch when sewing batting/fabric when folded
4. Use a wide zig zag stitch when sewing your rug
5. Make sure your slightly 'gather' at curves
6. Don't stitch to tightly..you can go back and restitch missed seams
7. Steam and starch press as you go
8. Use a flat surface the height of your machine when sewing (i stacked some of my project boxes)
9. Jeans needle works best

How do they hold up? Mine aren't old enough to give a good opinion on that.but, they are 100% cotton and washable.

I think i have a picture posted. If not, i will post when I get on the laptop tomorrow.

Will I make more?
Absolutely!! I plan on striping a lot of those "old/unwanted" fabrics
ay 2.5 inches and have some colorful scrappy rugs!


Quiltingbeachy
#10 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 7:12:15 AM(UTC)
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Oval rug made from a "honey bun"

Jelly Roll Oval rug 

Quiltbaby
#11 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 9:07:16 AM(UTC)
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Very, very nice Irene!
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Candis
monalee
#12 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 9:14:50 AM(UTC)
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One of the quilt stores is having a class on jelly roll rugs in October. After seeing Irene’s I think I will try it. Irene I love yours!
Nancy_MN
#13 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 10:15:30 AM(UTC)
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Very pretty, Irene. You didn't address the slippery-ness question. Do you need to put a piece of grippy shelf liner under the rug?
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Quiltingbeachy
#14 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 10:23:15 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Nancy_MN Go to Quoted Post
Do you need to put a piece of grippy shelf liner under the rug?

I have one at the bottom of our steps going into my studio. It is on the UNcarpeted part of the room and so far haven't had any problems with it sliding.  The smaller one is in front of Adilie's bed and on the room rug so no sliding there.  

~personally, I wouldn't attach a gripper as it would most likely melt when repressed after washing. On the other hand, maybe tack and remove before washing?  

 

irene

Quiltingbeachy
#15 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 10:28:24 AM(UTC)
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There is also a pattern for a rectangular rug....I have a project that HAS to be completed asap then plan on giving it a try. It also uses 2.5 inch strips (or jelly rolls) and batting strips.  

.....stay tuned.....

Jilltwin5
#16 Posted : Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:42:35 AM(UTC)
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Here is my jelly roll rug I made last weekend.  It was not difficult at all.  I definatley recommend Wonder clips instead of pins.  I have it on a  carpeted rug so I don't know if it would slide or not.  

Bloom Where you are planted.
cv quilter
#17 Posted : Monday, August 27, 2018 9:56:28 AM(UTC)
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What a pretty rug.  Those colors are beautiful and the purple pops out!

Sharon
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Quiltingbeachy
#18 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:43:51 PM(UTC)
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Rectangular Jelly Roll Rug....

I like both the oval and rectangular ones.....Rectangular was easier to make!

Leslie
#19 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:55:09 PM(UTC)
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I bought the pattern for the oval when they first came out, not made it yet

love yours Irene

Leslie
GardenGal
#20 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:10:06 PM(UTC)
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Loving all of these rugs..  want to make one now more than ever.

:D



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dogsbody
#21 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:52:04 PM(UTC)
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I have been known to cut old tshirts into strips (round and round) to crochet rugs. Works really well. I almost have enough "tshirt yarn" to do another one.

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