Making a Rag Rug on a Loom : completed end February

If you are a regular reader and are tired of seeing the rag rug on the loom, I have good news. It is finished ! :)

If you are unfamiliar with it, I started making a rag rug on a loom in the fall but I took my time about it as I had to buy sheets, old linens, curtains, etc. at the mission / thrift store, and I waited for their sales, and for this or that color to be available.

Last weekend I was very close to being done : there is a visual HERE of it on the loom.

On Tuesday I took it off of the loom, and held my breath. I was not sure if I’d done everything correctly.   I was expecting it to fall apart, you see. But it did not.

Rag Rug Finished

I decided that after fooling around with this thing for 4-5 months off and on, I wasn’t quite ready for the cat to think that it was a new scratch toy, nor for the dogs to start going into full shed on it.  Incidentally, they usually do in February, and have not. That’s a weather predictor for early March, in my book :)

So I brought out the doll cradle and some toys from the grand -kids play room and rounded up some old quilts and now there is a little display upstairs.

Rag Rug under cradle collage

Oftentimes I’ll get queries about this project so I’ll provide the information again in case anyone new to it is interested. I purchased the rag rug loom from Dru, who many of you may be familiar with…her blog is HERE, and there is a link to their store on the blog, but stick around and read some of her blog first, if you are not familiar with it….youll enjoy it :)

There is a printout with basic instructions included with the loom….I also found a great video about making rag rugs HERE at the Simply Resourceful Blog. I highly recommend her video series.

This was an enjoyable project and I will certainly make another. I have steam heat in my home and placing the loom on the radiator and standing to work on it while looking out the window at the various birds at the feeders, etc. was enjoyable and relaxing. I was in no hurry…as I said I was trying to pick up sheets and things at low cost to use in it…and now I’ll miss the loom there on the became a colorful decorative item in the winter :) With several sewing projects going on, and gardening season coming up, I’ll probably start the next rug in the fall, just as I did this one. In the meantime, I will be picking up more sheets / linens / etc. at the thrift store here and there in anticipation of that.

You might also enjoy :  Making a Rag Rug on a Loom  or  Bright & Happy Sunday Sewing  or  Tuesday Treasures : Chickadees & Memories  or Merry Christmas Cookies Day




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32 Responses to Making a Rag Rug on a Loom : completed end February

  1. Joanie says:

    Oh I love your rag rug! The colors are wonderful. I really like the crib and raggedy display with your rug!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment on the baseball t-shirt quilt.

  2. Wow! it turned out GREAT! And with the quilts, cute doll bed, Annie doll and bears….makes my heart melt! Perfection my friend! You’ll smile every time you look at it! Hugs!

  3. Nana Diana says:

    Oh- Did that turn out great, or what?!!!?!!! Your first hand-loomed rug. I love it. It looks cozy and warm. Great job, Mizz Debra!!!!! xo Diana

  4. Grandma Kc says:

    I just love it! It came out so beautiful and it looks absolutely perfect under Raggedy Andy!

  5. Nancy in Maryland says:

    I just love your rug you made! I am going to have to make one. It is just lovely!

  6. Ida says:

    Such a happy rug and the way you have it displayed is just delightful. Congrats on finishing your project.

  7. It came out beautiful and I love where it has gone to live. It will get lots of love there. :-)

  8. Barb says:

    It must feel wonderful to finish something you’ve created by hand. It makes a sweet setting for the dolls and stuffed animals! So colorful.

  9. sue says:

    It’s super cute!

  10. gina says:

    Your rug is awesome and i think you have found the perfect place to put it!!

  11. It’s adorable Debra! You must be very proud of it!

  12. it is wonderful. I like the colors you’ve chosen

  13. Connie says:

    Oh gosh it’s wonderful! Such a perfect display too. Doesn’t it feel good to complete something? Then you cant wait to do it again!. I am fiddling around here cause I currently don’t have anything to work on…..a new BB tomorrow and I am looking forward to it :)

  14. The rug is cute and you’ve inspired me to finish mine now. I’ve had the warp on the loom for three years now and that’s as far as I got. I’m hoping your links will make mine an easier attempt.
    Take care and stay warm!!

  15. Sue says:

    Congratulations on finishing another handmade project. Rag Rugs are among the earliest comforts Pioneer women made for their homes, and it’s always so encouraging to see them being made today in that pioneer spirit. You did such a fantastic job on the rug and in the spirit of repurposing…you hit the jackpot. Love the setup with your doll crib and quilts. Thanks for the links you shared.

    Have you tried crocheting rag rugs? Another great way to recycle torn strips, and perhaps a bit faster than weaving. I enjoyed my visit to your blog from Have A Daily Cup Thursday.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Sue I never learned to crochet…I’d checked out crochet rugs, braided, etc. but since I was familiar with Dru’s blog and the fact that they had looms I decided to go that route.

  16. The rug turned out so cute! Love the colors and it is perfect in your vignette! Great job! Thanks for sharing at TTF!.

  17. Lin says:

    You should be so proud of your darling rug! What a great job! You have inspired me to think about trying one myself. Thank you for the links for the looms. Is your loom the one for the large rugs please?

  18. Carla says:

    It turned out wonderfully. I know what you mean about enjoying it for awhile before it gets used by the critters. I wasn’t sure I could sleep under my king size Double Irish Chain but now that I do, I don’t want to sleep under anything else.

  19. JOY says:

    Congrats on finishing your rug. Beautiful. It looks like a family project for everyone to enJOY! Now they get to say, “I helped make that.”

  20. It’s fantastic… congratulations! Thanks for the links… what an interesting hand work project!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  21. genie says:

    Your rug turned out so well. Just love the colors and where you need up putting it is perfect. What a precious display. I have never done a rug. Do not think I would do it. Happy Slow Sunday.

  22. Deb says:

    What a pretty rug and I love how you have displayed it.

  23. Abby says:

    That turned out very nice! Great color choices.

  24. Oh how pretty, I love your little rug and the colors are fabulous. Perfect with the crib. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  25. Lovely rag rug! So colourful and pretty :)
    Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  26. Kathy says:

    This looks like a wonderful project – I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  27. That is just gorgeous! My grandma made rag rugs on a loom. I remember her upstairs being full of balls of rags cut from old coats, drapes, anything! It seemed so fascinating to me. :-)

  28. Jenny says:

    This is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at the HomeAcre Hop! We’d love to have you back again this morning ~ hop is live.

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