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Old February 23rd 13, 04:55 PM
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Default Directions to finish 60 year old rug

I have a partial rug that was being made about 60 years ago by my great aunt.
She died before finishing it.
She used the handle of a toothbrush to “sew” the strips of fabric together. (She treaded the fabric strips through the hole of the toothbrush). The rug appears to be oval in shape. My Mama and I have unravelled a portion but can not figure it out. It is not crochet) If anyone knows how to make this rug please let me know. Thanks
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Old February 23rd 13, 07:10 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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I have a partial rug that was being made about 60 years ago by my great
aunt.
She died before finishing it.
She used the handle of a toothbrush to "sew" the strips of fabric
together. (She treaded the fabric strips through the hole of the
toothbrush). The rug appears to be oval in shape. My Mama and I have
unravelled a portion but can not figure it out. It is not crochet) If
anyone knows how to make this rug please let me know. Thanks




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Old February 23rd 13, 07:12 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
BEI Design[_3_]
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In ,
candc0107 typed:
I have a partial rug that was being made about 60 years
ago by my great aunt.
She died before finishing it.
She used the handle of a toothbrush to “sew” the strips
of fabric together. (She treaded the fabric strips
through the hole of the toothbrush). The rug appears to
be oval in shape. My Mama and I have unravelled a portion
but can not figure it out. It is not crochet) If anyone
knows how to make this rug please let me know. Thanks


Maybe:
http://ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rug...rt-1-beginners

HTH


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Old February 23rd 13, 10:13 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Junob @teranews.com
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Default Directions to finish 60 year old rug

On 2/23/2013 1:12 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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typed:
I have a partial rug that was being made about 60 years
ago by my great aunt.
She died before finishing it.
She used the handle of a toothbrush to “sew” the strips
of fabric together. (She treaded the fabric strips
through the hole of the toothbrush). The rug appears to
be oval in shape. My Mama and I have unravelled a portion
but can not figure it out. It is not crochet) If anyone
knows how to make this rug please let me know. Thanks


Maybe:
http://ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rug...rt-1-beginners

HTH



Beverly, Those are great instructions. I don't know if at this stage
of life, I'll start one but I love the idea. They would make great hot
pads though, if you think on a small scale.
Right now I'll stick with doll clothes and some things for me.
Juno
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Old February 23rd 13, 10:28 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
BEI Design[_3_]
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Default Directions to finish 60 year old rug



Junob @teranews.com wrote:
On 2/23/2013 1:12 PM, BEI Design wrote:
In ,
typed:
I have a partial rug that was being made about 60
years ago by my great aunt.
She died before finishing it.
She used the handle of a toothbrush to “sew” the
strips of fabric together. (She treaded the fabric
strips
through the hole of the toothbrush). The rug appears
to be oval in shape. My Mama and I have unravelled a
portion but can not figure it out. It is not crochet)
If
anyone knows how to make this rug please let me know.
Thanks


Maybe:
http://ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rug...rt-1-beginners

HTH



Beverly, Those are great instructions. I don't know if
at this stage of life, I'll start one but I love the idea.
They would
make great hot pads though, if you think on a small scale.
Right now I'll stick with doll clothes and some things
for me. Juno


Speaking of which, I delivered the last of my donation capes
yesterday. AND I found the folder where I stored all my
custom AG doll clothes patterns. YAY!

I have a couple of alterations jobs in the queue,
(shortening sleeves on two jackets for younger DD, at the
cap not the hem because they have *cut* buttonholes in the
vents! erk!) but I should be able to scan and/or trace off
the AG patterns soon. I haven't forgotten. ;-}

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Beverly


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Old February 24th 13, 04:22 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Junob @teranews.com
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Default Directions to finish 60 year old rug



Speaking of which, I delivered the last of my donation capes
yesterday. AND I found the folder where I stored all my
custom AG doll clothes patterns. YAY!

I have a couple of alterations jobs in the queue,
(shortening sleeves on two jackets for younger DD, at the
cap not the hem because they have *cut* buttonholes in the
vents! erk!) but I should be able to scan and/or trace off
the AG patterns soon. I haven't forgotten. ;-}


Not to worry.I've not felt well this past week.Finally got to the doctor
Thursday. Found out I have bronchitis and an asthma flare up, first in 2
years. So sewing has not been a priority. I started to sew today and my
machine was not acting right. Did the needle change, rewound the bobbin
and still was working right. Finally took out the bobbin race and found
a lint mess.Took me an hour to clean it up.She's sewing like a dream
now. I think it would be an understatement to say it hasn't hasn't had
much love lately.
Juno
 




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