Rebekah Greiman

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Potholes and Pantyhose is written by me, Rebekah Greiman. I'm a vintage gal stuck in a modern world. I am a writer… read more

Comments - How to: Make a DIY Upcycled Rag Rug

Kandy on Mar 06, 2013:

Oh gosh it's me Kandy again, well my hero has me thinking of yet ANOTHER craft project to do with my 3 girls (age 12-29) I have been hanging onto those old sheets of mine for a reason... and now you have told me what it was!  I am so glad I can crate something nice with them! 
Ya know, my mom had a wall-to-wall ragrug installed in our famly home way back in 1962!  Don't know where she found a suplier for one so big, but everyone who saw it for the first time was surprised and thought it was so cool.  Then when I got older and saw the smaller sized area rugs around, it really made me appreciate that wall-to-wall installation my mom had back then!  And you're right; I remember her saying how "It wore like IRON!"  HA!  Well, yet again, another service project idea for me and the girls!  Thank You So Much <3

monica on Feb 25, 2013:

Hi- I'm excited to try this project, if I need to make a very large rug (maybe 10 feet across- and area rug to really warm up a loft-type space) how many sheets do you think I will need? I'm going to crowd source friends for their old sheets- but don't want to overdo it.

Christina on Feb 21, 2013:

Almost bought one of these, but I have three old bedsheets I was going to turn into cleaning wipes, so I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.  Thanks for the project!

Rebekah Greiman on Feb 15, 2013:

I tried the zig zag technique & didn't like the look. It smashed the braids down. I wanted it to remain a little "fluffier". Thanks for your observations!

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2013:

Why didn't you just use your zig-zag setting on the sewing machine to connect the braids?

Emily on Feb 13, 2013:

Your cat looks almost just like ours, except ours has eyebrows! :) Love the rug!  Pinned it!

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