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    Tying Amish knots is a fairly simple crafting technique that results in beautiful and useful rag rugs. The Amish knot rug, also called a toothbrush rug, uses castoff sheets, clothing, curtains -- any type of fabric that can be torn into long strips. An over-and-under weaving technique known as the A...

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    • Jo-Anne Kirkman

      Instructions to Make a Braided Round Rug thumbnail - how to calculate fabric required for a circular rug

    • Alison Barnwell

      If you have a lot of old t-shirts, you can turn them into home decor. Make a braided t-shirt rug with even limited sewing skills; the number of t-shirts you have on hand will determine the size of your rug. Use these braided rugs in a small size as chair cushions or make larger pieces to serve as area rugs, welcome mats or splash mats in the...

    • Jenny Boone

      The making of old fashioned rag rugs dates back centuries as scraps and remnants of fabrics were made useful by braiding the strips together and then spiraling the braid into a rug. While there are a variety of braided rugs manufactured for purchase, you can carry on tradition by making your own rag rug by hand, whether you have excess amounts of...

    • Tonya Alexander

      Make a braided t-shirt rug like this one using old t-shirts you have lying around the house.

    • amy enderle

      basic handwoven rag rug instructions using a frame and weaving strips

    • Liz Kendall

      Free Braided Rag Rug Instructions (with Pictures) | eHow

    • Susan Griggs

      How to Tie Amish Knots and Make a Rag Rug

    • Peggy Landon

      How to Make Braided Wool Rugs

    • Dawn Schneider

      Twined Rag Rug Instructions

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