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What materials did you use?
8-9 yards of cotton fabrics in pastel blues, yellows, greens and pinks.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud to be able to make the same items my grandmother did.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do not make your braids real tight or your rug will buckle.
My Great Gramma used to make them out of plastic bread bags.
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.
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.
Love your story and your rug.
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?
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