Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tea is Ready!






I didn't plan on finishing my little wall hanging but I did! I had planned on sewing but had a headache. I took a Motrin and decided to sit down, sew and relax. So nice to finish something! By the time I finished, my headache was gone and I felt fine. I feel as though I didn't waste my afternoon.

 
Before finishing, I thought basting the bottom flowers would be the best thing to do. They were moving around very easily. I tried using pins but they were hard to sew around. The basting really helped. It was a fun little project to make. I plan on hanging it in my kitchen.


Has anyone ever made a rag rug using leftover fabric? I bought this at JoAnn's. I thought it would be a neat way to use some of that leftover fabric as well as older fabric I have sitting around. It came with a nifty little tool as well as a booklet with detailed instructions. I read through the booklet very quickly. It doesn't seem too difficult but fabric strips need to be prepared ahead. I'll let you know how it goes if I actually start making a rug!

10 comments:

  1. Cutest wall hanging! My Grand'mere used to make rag rugs all the time--I can recall seeing the braided lengths coiled around in her workbasket. She used worn men's shirts, woolen strips or any old clothing strips. I used to help her to cut strips...have fun with your new project. Hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I can't start a new project right away but am looking into it. Sounds like a nice way to use up some of that stash!

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  2. it came out so well x .. now do you have a place to hang and show it off?

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    1. I'm looking for the perfect spot, Diane! Haven't decided for sure yet! Glad you like it!

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  3. This is just so cute!

    I am saving my strings too narrow to use to crochet a rug.

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    1. Thanks! It looks like the strips have to be 2 inches wide. Might take a while to cut up my stash. Still thinking about it!

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    1. Thanks! It was pretty easy to make. The pieces were already cut. Made it so much easier!

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  5. I made rag quilts years ago. they are very sturdy and pretty. we had a friend who worked in a dress factory and she would bring us trash bags full of remnants to ball up and stitch. she herself made her living room rug. it was gorgeous! we crocheted them.

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    1. The tool that came with the booklet reminds me of a crochet hook. I'd love to use my stash and put it to good use!

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