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Braided Rug

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Other
Style Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? 8-9 yards of cotton fabrics in pastel blues, yellows, greens and pinks.

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What are you most proud of? I am proud to be able to make the same items my grandmother did.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do not make your braids real tight or your rug will buckle.

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My Great Gramma used to make them out of plastic bread bags.

03/09/2012 Flag

what I would like to know is how you put the rug together once your finished with the braid. Glad you told me about the tightness, now I know what's wrong. Thanks goodness I am not to far along on it.

03/10/2012 Flag

After the braid is finished I whipstitch it together on the back side with upholstery thread. Again do not pull the braid tight while stitching or it will buckle. I try to keep all the stitches as hidden as possible.

03/11/2012 Flag
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Love your story and your rug.

06/04/2012 Flag

I am new to this site but I don't see directions for projects. I know how to braid but what do I do to keep the starting end together. I understand I need to do some sort of stitch on the back to keep the braid together as I go. What is the stitching form recommended?

03/21/2015 Flag