Yeah, I don't have enough old clothes for a rug that big! Plus I think that the weight and type of material needs to be similar to be put in the same rug. I'm thinking about going to second-hand stores to get old clothes and sheets, cheap, for rugs. Too bad this isn't like back in the 80's, when wool skirts were readily available second-hand. (If they hadn't been, I never would have had any, I'm sure! My parents didn't have the money to buy them new.)Thank you again, though the glory is not mine
Funny you should mention that because I’ve been wanting make one as well. I think they’re absolutely beautiful. From what I’ve seen online, you can stitch shorter bits together to make longer ones before braiding. The Anabaptist family I stayed with as a child had ragrugs… one must’ve been 12 feet long and at least 8 feet wide… Now, I’m thinking “that’s a lot of leftover clothes!!” Lol
Some ladies buy new fabric for this, I guess to control the look of the finished product more. That defeats the purpose of a rag rug though, which is to use material from garments and sheets that are no longer usable for their original purpose.