ScrapHappy February 2022 plus one

It’s really all been about scrap this month, so here is a third ScrapHappy make to share with you… finally the rag rug is finished, with the back possibly more interesting than the front:

Every bit of fabric except the hessian backing was scrap – bits left over from projects or worn out clothes (two whole dresses in there, amongst other things), so I think this may be my most scrappy project ever – it certainly is weight-wise. It’s really thick and heavy, and will be lovely and warm under the feet. The edges are curling under a bit, so I might have to add something to hold them flat (thick felt perhaps – ideas welcome), but at least the hard work is done now

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I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate,  Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of every month lots of folk often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan (me), Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2 , Bear, Noreen, Preeti, Edith and Jule

If you fancy joining, contact Kate and she’ll add you to the list. It would be lovely to see more non-sewing posts, but any use of scraps is welcome.

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  1. Gosh, that’s lovely. The back is like terrazzo, isn’t it, or some particularly eye-boggling piece of mosaic. Really beautiful. Is it for home, or for you to keep your toes cosy under the dragon-guarded counter at The Shop of Fixing Things?

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  2. It looks great, and brilliant repurposing! Under my smaller rugs I use that non-slip rubbery stuff that comes in rolls from the upholstery fabric shop – but it is plasticky and obviously you are trying to move away from using stuff like that. Some hardware shops also sell it in smaller rolls – even a small piece prevents a rug sliding around on anything smooth, but I’ve also found that upholstery fabric specially manufactured for car interiors is non-slip on one side.

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  3. I love your scrappy rug. It puts me in mind of my Granny’s kitchen back in the 50’s. I bet a class in making one of these will go down well.

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  4. Wow! What a great project! Love it!

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  5. so beautiful. i bet your toes feel all snuggled when you stand on it.

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  6. So much work (and fabric) must have gone into that. You must be so pleased. Hopefully you will get many years of joy out of it.

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  7. Going Batty in Wales

     /  February 16, 2022

    I know how long a rag rug takes so Well Done! They do use up a huge amount of fabric. It is worth it though to have something so beautiful and gard wearing.

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  8. Nikki

     /  February 16, 2022

    What a triumph! Well done!

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  9. You could use it in reverse as some Scandinavian countries do – a summer and winter rug … awesome looking result for sure.

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  10. One idea for your rug . . . if you want it to be non-skid, you can use that puffy fabric paint. Either squeeze out small bits like Hershey chocolate ‘kisses’ or make long lines of narrow zig-zags. When I was managing a craft store, we used to sell the paint for that. People used it on the feet of home-sewn baby sleepers, too, for added safety.

    I love that rug and I have a large potato sack that I hope to do the same with one day.

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