Learning to quilt the "new" way with rotary cutter, rulers and machine.
Finding lots of ways to mess up.
That looks fun!
Looks like that would make a great potholder or trivet. Are the pieces difficult to work with?
That looks wonderful. I tried the crochet and the toothbrush method, just too uncoordinated, I guess.Debbie
Great idea to re-purpose old T shirts. How large will it be when completed? I agree with Mildred, it would make a cute trivet.
I remember my Mom making similar rugs from end-of-run poly double knit fabric my aunt would bring home from the mill she worked at - remember when the USA actually had fabric mills? All gone now and millions of jobs too. But I digress...Kitten is certainly worthy of a gov study, she's too cool. Is the quilt behind Kitten in the bottom photo a design of yours Karmen? I really like it. Best, Ani
That does look like it would be better than the toothbrush method. I started making a toothbrush rug, but haven't finished it. I know how to crochet, so I bet that I'd like that method better.
I see a rotary cutter in the picture with the wood crochet hook. You are cutting strips with the rotary cutter or scissors? I may have missed this part of the comment. Years ago I did two small rugs with torn strips of fabric material. One was suppose to be round and the other oval--not sure anyone oculd tell the difference or recognize my single or double loops.
I used the rotary cutter on the t-shirt fabric, but the cotton fabric I used on my previous rug was snipped with scissors and then torn. I am getting close to having a nice little bathroom or bedroom rug out of these old t-shirts. I am just winging it, since I've never made a granny square or afghan before. It is fun to play with stuff you cannot possibly mess up.
Karmen,Could you share some particulars about your t-shirt rug? Hook size? This is something I could see myself doing. I'm not real good at figuring things out:)
Hi Becky,I will try to do a post about the rug, but sadly I am clueless about hook size. Mom gave me an old wood one (really big), so I guess I could go by Jo Anns and see what looks comparable.Karmen
I can't wait to see that T-shirt rug..Can you bring it to Thimbles??? I think you are now the yo yo queen too!Pat
What a great way to recycle...I love it!
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