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Rag Rug is almost done.

Rag Rug is almost done.

Do you ever wonder what to do with old table cloths, jeans, or scraps of material?  Recycle them into a very usable rag rug.

Do you ever wonder what to do with old table cloths, jeans, or scraps of material?

First cut the material into strips of cloth about 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) by any length.  Use scraps of equal thickness so the rug will be all the same thickness.

2 Fold the edges in !/4 inch, (6.35 mm)

Then fold the edges in !/4 inch, (6.35 mm)

Fold that in half to one inch (2.54 cm)

Fold that in half to one inch (2.54 cm)

 Sew the edges

Sew the edges and braid three strands of differing lengths.

Stitch the braids

Stitch the braids together to form the size of rug you desire.  We have used cotton thread in the past but are now trying fishing monofilament.  Stitch on the back side of rug only, so it won’t show.

Carmen likes to help

Carmen likes to help

Eddy O. gets his chair back

Eddy O. gets his chair back

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