I can’t let the notion of using jelly rolls for making rugs go on any longer! It’s absurd! Look at this out of date yet still beautiful jelly roll – why would I waste it in a rug? The cost of a 40 strip jelly roll is approximately $40. It will take more than 40 strips to warp the rug frame before you even begin twining. $40 that is never seen again. I estimate 6-8 additional jelly rolls will be required to complete the rug which will come to several hundred dollars – for a throw rug!!! It might even take more than 8 jelly rolls – I’ve never been foolish enough to want to find out.
The premise of Rugs From Rags is in the title. Use old fabrics, ugly fabrics, old clothing, linens, household textiles – anything washable to make your rug. You’re supposed to be making something out of nothing, not something out of a very overpriced roll of strips. Who can afford that? And the fabrics themselves never even show – why waste beautiful fabric on your rug? Make a quilt with the good stuff and use the ugly stuff in your rug.
Have I made myself clear?
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I will have another post with snow pictures later today. Breathe…………