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  1. Needle Arts
    So how do you make these? Anyone have a favorite pattern link or simple instructions you'd care to share? What do you use? Old clothes strips or fabric strips? Any other advice for me? I am thinking I'd like to make the rectangular type, not round.
  2. Question and Answer
    hi i know similar stuff has been posted but i couldnt find what i was looking for or i saw it and didnt realize it was the anser =) i have a rug like 5 x 8..dogs and kids messed up..mainly urine is the problem..so i took it outside and hosed it down, scrubbed it with some vinegar and...
  3. Needle Arts
    I am still working on the "shabby chic" rug but I ran out of material for now. So in the meantime I made this rug for my sons room. It is red,blue,white and yellow. it came out really cute :) His bedspread is spiderman and the background of the bedspread is blue so I set the rug right beside the...
  4. Needle Arts
    I have only done chain stitches and single crochet in my life and Im not very good at it but I am crocheting a rag rug from different cloth strips. Its not perfect by a long shot but I am going to keep plugging away and I wanted to poast on here so that I keep on track and dont give up ;) thanks! :)
  5. Needle Arts
    Anyone ever made these?? I was thinking about trying it, but haven't found real good instructions for it.. Thank you!!
  6. Green Living
    I have a huge stain of chili on my rug, that I don't know how to tackle safely. It's a area rug like carpet, I guess that is the best way to describe it. I would prefer not to use chemicals on it. Thanks for any help!
  7. Secondhand Shopping
    I've been needing a rug for awhile to fill a blank looking living room, but I refuse to spend $80 for something that's going to get walked on. I've been looking for a cheap one at Goodwill and garage sales for about a year or so, and I found one for $4 that has the colors of the German flag...
  8. Just Tips
    I need some great tips on getting rid of wrinkles in a rug. I bought a runner for the hall. It has a latex backing. The rug had been very tightly rolled up, and it simply will not lose the wrinkles when I lay it out straight. Here's what I have tried: 1. I put it in the washer and drier (no...
  9. Hobbies
    I'm busy trying to hook up unfinished projects. One of my projects this month is to clean out the sunroom, which doubles as a rug hooking studio for me. Lots to do in there! Right now I have two rugs I want to finish and one hooked pillow cover that needs to be repaired. Then a rug for a...
  10. Home Environment
    Ok, so we got this free giant rug from someone off craigslist a couple months back. It's a pretty nice rug from Ikea, I guess it cost them around $200 or so. It's in good shape except there's some issues..like the fact it reeks like dogs! I'm not talking like a little doggy odor..I'm talking...
  11. Needle Arts
    It's called a toothbrush rug-made with 2.5inch strips of cotton and the tool used looks like a tootbrush handle-I worked on it for a year and had to frog once.
  12. Freebies
    Posh Canvas Rugs I thought these may be great for Coasters.
  13. General Chat
    I'm such a klutz. I just had 1 can of beer and dropped it. Then stupidly, I picked up the wrong end of the can and spilled about 1/4 cup of the beer. I blotted it with a towel but will it make the rug smell? The embarrassing part, it happened at someone else's house. I told her that I had...
  14. Make It Yourself
    I was just wondering if anyone uses their own hm rug cleaning solution that would not only be cheaper but less chemicals on the rug? And still make sure its cleans really good. This rug here she never cleaned it for at least 5 years i believe. Its commercial grade and lasted but still its dusty...
  15. General Chat
    Where can i get a cheep huge black shag rug? I woke up this morning to find that my old rug had been destoryed by the cat... the TP was all over the house as well. That was fun to clean up. *sigh*
  16. Sewing
    i wanted something like this... http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Allover_Leather_Shag_Area_Rug/530/ only with more colors. this one is 40 or so bucks. So I decided to try at making my own with fabric from my stash, cotton. Here's what i came up with. Pretty close. Will look more shaggy i bet...
  17. Needle Arts
    http://www.fjsmjs.com/Mary/twinerug.htm
  18. Hobbies
    http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art27555.asp I'd like two in shades of blue. wonder what's in my fabric stash that fits for this project!
  19. Hobbies
    I'm a beginner crafter. I know how to knit and crochet simple things like dishcloths and scarves. I'm getting more crafty so I can save money in the household area. I just noticed a really cold spot by the door in our hallway, its freezing because of the draft (BTW, i live in an apartment...
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  20. Hobbies
    does anyone do it? would you be willing to show your work and tell me how??
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