Thursday, December 19, 2013

LOTS of Quilt Scraps!


I use to make a LOT of quilts and as most quilters I have a LOT of fabric scraps.....so with the trusty rotary cutter, locker hook, crochet cotton, and canvas foundation I'm turning those scraps into a rug.


It's a great way to make use of scraps and these rugs are washable and last for a LONG time!

I've even been known to cut up Danny's worn out shirts and put them in a rug :)


Even ugly fabrics work great in these kind of rugs so think twice about throwing out those scraps and put them in a rug!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

16 comments:

julieQ said...

Oh I love this. Is that a canvas for a foundation? I would love to make some of these, and goodness, I have plenty of scraps!

Trace4J said...

I love it. Very cool idea.
Great job.
Christmas Blessings

annie said...

I have never used a locker hook, but that sounds like a great idea for the scraps!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wow! Wonderful rugs and such a great way to use left over fabric! So colorful!
Robyn

Three Sheep Studio said...

I love the old comfy feel of this type of rug. I use old t-shirts for mine. Your finished rug is lovely !
Rose

Sharon Eshlaman said...

The rug is awesome! It would look great in my kitchen!

Saundra said...

I have wanted to try that for the longest time. Even have the long locker hook and the foundation. Lord knows I've also lots of fabric that could be used. But just haven't done it yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Saundra

Shelley Kuhn said...

my great grandmother had a rug loom back in the 50's and 60's and her rugs were made from old clothing and lasted forever....thanks for the lovely memory...I often wished I had her loom....don't know where it ended up...

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! Love the colors in this!

Kathy Simpson said...

I love the results but have no idea how! Is it simple enough to show on your blog? The results are awesome and so is your blog. Thank you.

Gayle said...

I've never tried locker hooking, but it sure looks pretty! Interesting that you finish the edge before you start - hmmm.....

kathyinozarks said...

are you just hooking these? I like this idea-thanks

okienurse said...

WOW Ginger you are amazing! I want to learn how to make a rug like this. I just gave away/got rid of almost all my fabric cause I wasn't sewing but...it won't take long to accumulate more. I need a lesson sometime in the near future!
Hope you and yours are having a blessed holiday season!
Vickie

primitivebettys said...

This is lookin' great! Merry Christmas!

PriviesAndPrims said...

I made one of these, but when I washed it in the machine, it came apart. I thought it would hold up since it was all cotton. Are you not supposed to wash them?

Doreen

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Doreen, I have washed mine on gently cycle and hung it to dry and it did not come apart. You might try just making up a bucket of soap and laying it outside on the cement and pouring the soapy water over it and then taking a water hose and rinsing it good....then let it dry in the sunshine. I am sorry you had problems with washing yours there is a lot of work that goes into a rug and you certainly don't want it to come apart. Hope this helps....Ginger