I am getting geared up for the Rug Along that Mary at Country Threads is hosting. She says she’s starting on the 5th. That’s today!
I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up but I sure am going to give it a try. I’ve made several rugs before and have very much enjoyed it. I had almost forgot about it and then I walked by a display of brightly colored rugs at Wal-Mart.
As tempting as it was to grab one of the brightly colored rugs I refrained because I know the one I make with T-shirts is going to wear so much better.
I have a stack of T-shirts collected. I have no idea how many I’ll need. I can’t use the spot where the logo is so that wastes a lot.
When I was thrifting and collecting shirts I save the shirt below and was a little peeved. I hate the logo. You can bet I am going to cut this shirt up, weave it a rug and walk ALL OVER IT! I love farming and will always care about farms.
I have four different frames. One is larger and is the original size that is listed in the book. I have a table runner and place mat size too. My favorite size and the one I’ll be using for this is slightly smaller that the original full size rug. I like the smaller size. I typically use my rugs in front of doors so I like the size better. I’m so lucky that I have Hubby who can quickly make a frame for me.
As much as I love quilting it’s going to be fun to have a new medium to working with.
I am so glad Mary is hosting. To learn more about it keep checking out Mary’s blog Country Threads’ Chicken Scratch.