Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Scrap Challenge

Carol posted about making a coiled fabric Easter basket last month. I saw this as an opportunity to make one or 2 as my scrap challenge. I went and purchased the clothesline and started on my coiled basket. Well, it looked more like a giant sombrero so I set off to start over again but this time instead of making a basket I just kept going around and I am making a rug. This process has been very time consuming since wrapping the fabric around the cord takes alot of time. I use Elmer's glue to start the coiling and I cut my stips into 1/2 inch wide. I have been working on this one for weeks and it is still not big enough. When working on these you must stitch on the open part of your sewing machine or it will curl up.

12 comments:

Kathie said...

this looks great
I have always wanted to try this
sounds hard?
did you use a pattern?
did you cut the strips on the bias?
can you take close ups of the rug to show us the stitching???
I am guessing the 1/2 covers the cord easily?
Kathie

JustCindy said...

How neat! It does sound like a lot of work.

Needled Mom said...

It looks fabulous. I had great aunt who used to make them all the time and so wish that I had one of theirs. It is such a great use of the scraps too.

Yvette said...

That is fantastic! They had a class for how to do that at a shop here. They made some amazing things.

carol fun said...

I never thought about making a rug this way. Cool idea. I've made a couple of baskets. They are pretty but laborious intensive.

Mimi said...

What a great idea doing a rug. Gives me food for thought. I have plenty of stash that I could use on this project. Love your rug so far.

Jean said...

I have wanted to try this too, but just haven't. I like the rug better than the baskets.

Rosemary said...

I've seen these baskets but never worked on one. Really looks nice. Great way to use those unwanted scraps.

Terry said...

I've wanted to make one of these for ages now. I used up the last clothesline I bought though! LOL

Barb said...

That is interesting

Carrie P. said...

very interesting. great way to use scraps.

Zoey said...

Hi Fiesta,
I love these, although they do look like a lot work. I think they would also be great as placemats for the dining room.