logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies
Romance Novels


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Rugmaking Site

BellaOnline's Rugmaking Editor

g

Prodding - Rectangle Fleece Rug

Guest Author - Christine Dux

Rug Size: 17” X 27 1/2”

Fleece is a great material to work with and comes in a wide variety of colors. This is a fun rug to make and works well in low traffic areas such as the bedroom.

You will need:
A 3.75 Rug Canvas large enough to cut down to 17” x 27 1/2”
A size 8 knitting Needle
Sharp scissors
2 1/2 yards 60” fleece - wash and dry before using
Thread to match the color of your material.
Sewing Machine.
Pinking Sheers (optional)

Cutting the Rug Canvas:
Cut the Rug Canvas to 17” X 27 1/2”. When cutting, try to cut along the line of the canvas, so you have a fully closed square on the edge of the canvas.

Binding the Rug:
Cut two 1” X 28” and two 1” X 17 1/2” strips of fabric.
Starting at the bottom of your rug, fold ½ of a 28" strip over the front side of the canvas and ½ of the strip over the backside of the canvas. Each end of the strip should slightly overlap the corner of the canvas.
Using a sewing machine, sew the strip 3/8” from the outside edge using matching thread.
Sew a 28" strip to the top of your rug, following the instructions above.
Trim the excess fleece at the corners so that it is even with the edge of the canvas.
Sew a 17 1/2" strip on the left side of the rug, overlapping the binding at both the top and the bottom.
Sew a 17 1/2 "strip on the right side of the rug, overlapping the binding at both the top and the bottom.
Trim the excess fleece at the corners.
Once you have all of the binding sewn on, sew around the entire rug, one more time, 2/8” from the outside edge.
The “shag” of this rug, hides most of the binding.

Cutting the Fleece:
Cut strips 1/2” wide from the fleece.
Cut strips into 3” pieces. Pinking sheers can be used for this step.

Prodding Instructions:
Start along the binding in the lower left or right corner.
Working from the back side of the canvas, using your knitting needle, take one 1/2”x3” strip and press one end into the first hole.
Pull about ½ the strip through the hole.
Again, working from the back side of the canvas, using your knitting needle, press the other end of the strip through the second hole of the canvas.
Continue working along the same row. Do not skip any holes.
If you get to the end of the row and there is only one hole left, Push one end of the fabric through the remaining hole and the other end of the fabric through the hole above it.
After you have completed each row, turn the rug over and pull each strip so that both sides of the strip are even.
Once the rug is complete; you can trim it if you have some strips that are longer than others.

Enjoy your rug!
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug to Twitter Add Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug to Facebook Add Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug to MySpace Add Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug to Del.icio.us Digg Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug Add Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug to Yahoo My Web Add Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug to Google Bookmarks Add Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug to Stumbleupon Add Prodding+%2D+Rectangle+Fleece+Rug to Reddit




Prodding - Cutting Tips for Fleece Rugs
Prodding - Fleece Fabric Requirements
Non Slip Rugs
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Rugmaking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Christine Dux. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Christine Dux. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
All About Fabric - Toothbrush Rugs

Latch Hook Tools and Supplies

Country Living Country Decorating

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor