Friday, September 14, 2012

Rag Rugs

I still want to make an awesome rag rug!  I had an attempt a while back with the Ric Rac Rug Along but got very frustrated with hand sewing it all together.  I started off sewing in one big coil up at the table.  As it got bigger it really needed to be laid flat on the floor to sew, which I tired of very quickly.  I thought I would be very clever and finish it with a zig zag stitch on my machine - Do Not Ever Do This.
It all started so well..
And then it went this shape, this is why the coils need to be sewn together on a flat surface! My lovely flat mat became conical.  It made a great hat for rice fields but a dreadful mat.  I was very sad.

Long story short I hate to waste all that effort and quite like a craft challenge so turned it into a big floor/foot cushion.  We think it looks like a giant cup cake and it is now everyones favourite cushion.

Hopefully the M cushion gives some idea of scale.
(My talented friend Fiona made this supurb M cushion for my Miss M's b'ay isn't she clever .  I am very envious of how neat and precise she is.)

B - side of the cushion, not the greatest fabric matches but I love using up scraps.


  1. I love the way you 'rescued' your project and made it into a family favourite!

  2. What a fabulous idea! Love how it's now a favourite!