Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More winter weather ideas

Marilla sighed and then said proudly: "I'm giving Anne that half-dozen braided rugs I have in the garret... I made them from the nicest rags, and braided them in stripes."
(L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams)

With an oddly shaped entry way, I have been hard-pressed to find an indoor doormat. Appreciating the aesthetic of rag rugs, I turned to Vintage Chica's tutorial to make my own from quilting scraps and men’s shirts in too poor condition for donation. I hit on this method by luck of the draw, but what I like best is that there is no need for seaming as each row connects to the next and that there is limited tying needed due to the switchback style of cutting strips.

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