CraftSanity on TV: Crocheting Rag Rugs From Recycled Cotton Bed Linens

May 22, 2012 by
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Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood of craftsanity.com shows how to make crocheted rag rugs.
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39 Comments on CraftSanity on TV: Crocheting Rag Rugs From Recycled Cotton Bed Linens

  1. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:46 am

    Crocheting out of old cloths was actually my peoples rug tradition for hundreds of years. They would make circle shapes with a diameter up to six feet long. Also, they would make long rugs 2-3 ft by 10-25 ft long rugs. They were absolutely gorgeous and colorful. Every bride would have several of these kinds of rugs made for her family. We had these until we moved to US. My mom sold all her new rugs. But, we are creative in US as well…

  2. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:46 am

    Crocheting out of old cloths was actually my peoples rug tradition for hundreds of years. They would make circle shapes with a diameter up to six feet long. Also, they would make long rugs 2-3 ft by 10-25 ft long rugs. They were absolutely gorgeous and colorful. Every bride would have several of these kinds of rugs made for her family. We had these until we moved to US. My mom sold all her new rugs. But, we are creative in US as well…

  3. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    i saw this called rag rugs, and it looks intresting to do, with recycling fabrics, but i dont understand where i can use this round rag rugs?? what is this for?

  4. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    i saw this called rag rugs, and it looks intresting to do, with recycling fabrics, but i dont understand where i can use this round rag rugs?? what is this for?

  5. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    I have been making rag rugs for a while now. It takes long time to rip, join, and roll the strips. I bought my first rag rug for $44. The strips were glued together which is quicker, but lumpier. I use a bow tie joint. These rugs look beautiful are easy to clean, and last for a very long time. You can wash them in the bathtub or the shower, or hose them down. They come out looking beautiful. I always laugh when I find that the cat has ridden a rug into a corner: kitty slip and slide.

  6. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    I have been making rag rugs for a while now. It takes long time to rip, join, and roll the strips. I bought my first rag rug for $44. The strips were glued together which is quicker, but lumpier. I use a bow tie joint. These rugs look beautiful are easy to clean, and last for a very long time. You can wash them in the bathtub or the shower, or hose them down. They come out looking beautiful. I always laugh when I find that the cat has ridden a rug into a corner: kitty slip and slide.

  7. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    These are handmade rugs. They are unique and one of a kind. I don’t think the junk made in China that you can buy for $10.00 can come close to these. These are pretty, recycled and washable. They are good for the environment and fun to make. If you don’t want to spend $50.00, make your own. It’s very satisfying, relaxing and rewarding.

  8. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    These are handmade rugs. They are unique and one of a kind. I don’t think the junk made in China that you can buy for $10.00 can come close to these. These are pretty, recycled and washable. They are good for the environment and fun to make. If you don’t want to spend $50.00, make your own. It’s very satisfying, relaxing and rewarding.

  9. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    These people must be fast… I’ve been crocheting for around 40 years and I can’t crochet one in 4 hours…. I guess they are not counting the time it takes to cut the fabric… that can be very time consuming….

  10. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    These people must be fast… I’ve been crocheting for around 40 years and I can’t crochet one in 4 hours…. I guess they are not counting the time it takes to cut the fabric… that can be very time consuming….

  11. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    The point is to raise money. You think you can buy a handmade rug for 10 bucks? Would you spend 4 plus hours making something by hand, and then sell it for 10 bucks? Hardly. These people are donating their time and labor for an “emergency fundraiser” for people’s education. I don’t think $50 for a handmade rug sounds so expensive, especially since the money goes to a good cause. This isn’t the same as a rug made in a Chinese factory that you might buy at Wal-Mart! It’s a nice rug!

  12. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    The point is to raise money. You think you can buy a handmade rug for 10 bucks? Would you spend 4 plus hours making something by hand, and then sell it for 10 bucks? Hardly. These people are donating their time and labor for an “emergency fundraiser” for people’s education. I don’t think $50 for a handmade rug sounds so expensive, especially since the money goes to a good cause. This isn’t the same as a rug made in a Chinese factory that you might buy at Wal-Mart! It’s a nice rug!

  13. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    $50 each?! Wow, talking about saving money. That’s a very expensive recycled rug. It doesn’t make any sense. This lady talks about “tough economic times” and “saving money” so a fundraiser is made for people to spend 5 times the original price of a rug. Sorry if I don’t get the point.

  14. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    $50 each?! Wow, talking about saving money. That’s a very expensive recycled rug. It doesn’t make any sense. This lady talks about “tough economic times” and “saving money” so a fundraiser is made for people to spend 5 times the original price of a rug. Sorry if I don’t get the point.

  15. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    Are sheets usually easier to tear lengthwise or across the width?

  16. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    Are sheets usually easier to tear lengthwise or across the width?

  17. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    Thank you!! I checked out the video–nice not to have to sew. Plus, after writing the above out of total frustration, I finally figured it out. If you take a bedsheet and offset one side 1 1/2 inches (which will leave another 1 1/2 inches offset on the other side) then sew across the top a couple of times. Cut the offset and start ripping, bringing you to the stitched “seam” cut through and keep ripping. When you stitch the sheet, it’s like making a giant tube. A continuous piece !!

  18. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    Thank you!! I checked out the video–nice not to have to sew. Plus, after writing the above out of total frustration, I finally figured it out. If you take a bedsheet and offset one side 1 1/2 inches (which will leave another 1 1/2 inches offset on the other side) then sew across the top a couple of times. Cut the offset and start ripping, bringing you to the stitched “seam” cut through and keep ripping. When you stitch the sheet, it’s like making a giant tube. A continuous piece !!

  19. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    If you watch the locker hooking video, you will see how to connect your material strips without sewing. Works perfectly.

  20. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    If you watch the locker hooking video, you will see how to connect your material strips without sewing. Works perfectly.

  21. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    Great Video! I would like to know how to make a continuous piece out of the bed sheet. Right where you stop showing it, I am just not getting a good visual on this. Can anyone explain it to me? The only way I know how to do it is cut it in a continuous piece by going around all four sides. When I rip it, I have to make separate strips and then sew them together. If I could make a ripped continuous piece, it would save a lot of time and energy. Thanks for any help anyone can give!

  22. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    Great Video! I would like to know how to make a continuous piece out of the bed sheet. Right where you stop showing it, I am just not getting a good visual on this. Can anyone explain it to me? The only way I know how to do it is cut it in a continuous piece by going around all four sides. When I rip it, I have to make separate strips and then sew them together. If I could make a ripped continuous piece, it would save a lot of time and energy. Thanks for any help anyone can give!

  23. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    I use to make crocheted rugs out of strips of old double knits that were dontated to the local mission.The mission would give me the ones they were going to throw away and i would make the rugs and give the mission back some rugs to sell and sell the rest i made though a local consignment shop.

  24. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    I use to make crocheted rugs out of strips of old double knits that were dontated to the local mission.The mission would give me the ones they were going to throw away and i would make the rugs and give the mission back some rugs to sell and sell the rest i made though a local consignment shop.

  25. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    Cool

  26. BukharaRugs on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:47 am

    Cool

  27. anointedlana on Tue, 22nd May 2012 7:56 am

    Crocheting out of old cloths was actually my peoples rug tradition for hundreds of years. They would make circle shapes with a diameter up to six feet long. Also, they would make long rugs 2-3 ft by 10-25 ft long rugs. They were absolutely gorgeous and colorful. Every bride would have several of these kinds of rugs made for her family. We had these until we moved to US. My mom sold all her new rugs. But, we are creative in US as well…

  28. Princesa82 on Tue, 22nd May 2012 8:40 am

    i saw this called rag rugs, and it looks intresting to do, with recycling fabrics, but i dont understand where i can use this round rag rugs?? what is this for?

  29. sulynlung on Tue, 22nd May 2012 8:58 am

    I have been making rag rugs for a while now. It takes long time to rip, join, and roll the strips. I bought my first rag rug for $44. The strips were glued together which is quicker, but lumpier. I use a bow tie joint. These rugs look beautiful are easy to clean, and last for a very long time. You can wash them in the bathtub or the shower, or hose them down. They come out looking beautiful. I always laugh when I find that the cat has ridden a rug into a corner: kitty slip and slide.

  30. TheSeji on Tue, 22nd May 2012 9:04 am

    These are handmade rugs. They are unique and one of a kind. I don’t think the junk made in China that you can buy for $10.00 can come close to these. These are pretty, recycled and washable. They are good for the environment and fun to make. If you don’t want to spend $50.00, make your own. It’s very satisfying, relaxing and rewarding.

  31. my2lanes on Tue, 22nd May 2012 9:09 am

    These people must be fast… I’ve been crocheting for around 40 years and I can’t crochet one in 4 hours…. I guess they are not counting the time it takes to cut the fabric… that can be very time consuming….

  32. mrtigerboy444 on Tue, 22nd May 2012 9:43 am

    The point is to raise money. You think you can buy a handmade rug for 10 bucks? Would you spend 4 plus hours making something by hand, and then sell it for 10 bucks? Hardly. These people are donating their time and labor for an “emergency fundraiser” for people’s education. I don’t think $50 for a handmade rug sounds so expensive, especially since the money goes to a good cause. This isn’t the same as a rug made in a Chinese factory that you might buy at Wal-Mart! It’s a nice rug!

  33. LimeGirl08 on Tue, 22nd May 2012 10:33 am

    $50 each?! Wow, talking about saving money. That’s a very expensive recycled rug. It doesn’t make any sense. This lady talks about “tough economic times” and “saving money” so a fundraiser is made for people to spend 5 times the original price of a rug. Sorry if I don’t get the point.

  34. leiatyndall on Tue, 22nd May 2012 11:18 am

    Are sheets usually easier to tear lengthwise or across the width?

  35. constitutioncheck on Tue, 22nd May 2012 11:40 am

    Thank you!! I checked out the video–nice not to have to sew. Plus, after writing the above out of total frustration, I finally figured it out. If you take a bedsheet and offset one side 1 1/2 inches (which will leave another 1 1/2 inches offset on the other side) then sew across the top a couple of times. Cut the offset and start ripping, bringing you to the stitched “seam” cut through and keep ripping. When you stitch the sheet, it’s like making a giant tube. A continuous piece !!

  36. pansycritter on Tue, 22nd May 2012 11:47 am

    If you watch the locker hooking video, you will see how to connect your material strips without sewing. Works perfectly.

  37. constitutioncheck on Tue, 22nd May 2012 11:48 am

    Great Video! I would like to know how to make a continuous piece out of the bed sheet. Right where you stop showing it, I am just not getting a good visual on this. Can anyone explain it to me? The only way I know how to do it is cut it in a continuous piece by going around all four sides. When I rip it, I have to make separate strips and then sew them together. If I could make a ripped continuous piece, it would save a lot of time and energy. Thanks for any help anyone can give!

  38. alliecat1941 on Tue, 22nd May 2012 12:32 pm

    I use to make crocheted rugs out of strips of old double knits that were dontated to the local mission.The mission would give me the ones they were going to throw away and i would make the rugs and give the mission back some rugs to sell and sell the rest i made though a local consignment shop.

  39. Bluwhodesign on Tue, 22nd May 2012 12:33 pm

    Cool

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