Monday, February 20, 2012

Cool New Rugs!!

A couple of weeks ago I decided to try out a new rug pattern for my t-shirt rugs.  I made a bunch of small rugs that turned out great.  Last week I decided to try my hand at a bigger rug.  I chose the colors I had the most of in my stash: pink, dark blue, white, and black.  I ended up running out of black, so I "yarned" a few more shirts.  
This rug is about 32 inches.  This pattern is great because I had no issues with curling or wrinkling.  It increases very nicely.
Another thing that really helps is that I worked it on a flat surface and my stiches have gotten more consistent.
This one took me about 3 hours to do and that includes cutting the extra shirts into yarn.  I actually finished it on Saturday after my parents and niece left.  (They came down to bring us a new dryer!!!!)  When I was done with it I decided to start a new one.  This one I did in all blues and turquoises.  
This one needs to be stretched out a little or something because it's looking kind of pointed on the outside round where the increases are.  
These are some of my favorite colors.  I wish I'd had a bigger stash of yarn!!!
This one took me about 2 hours or so, but it's a bit smaller than the other one.  I think it's 26 or 27 inches if I remember right.  Stitching these two rugs severely depleted my stash of t-shirt yarn.  No problem though, it just gives me an excuse to go to the Salvation Army and do some shopping!!!























10 comments:

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh Shawna, it's awesome! I would love if you would link up to It's a Party on Thursday (actually it starts tonight)! I know everyone will love it as much as I do!
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Bronwyn said...

This is such a great way to recycle old shirts - and they turned out SO pretty! well done!

eye_on_sparrow said...

The rugs are very nice I am wanting to try this myself as I have been saving t-shirts. You could try dying some shirt to get the colors you want.

Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said...

I found you via the Shabby Nest and I had to come tell you that your rugs are amazing! the one with the shades of turquoise is so stunning! I really wish I could learn to do something like this:)

Jennifer said...

the blues are sooo pretty!

Jamie said...

These are great! I'm working on a rectangular rug made out of old sheets right now, but it's not going to look as skillfully done as yours.

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Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love it! great idea
*hugs*deb

Six Sisters said...

WOW! Those are the cutest things!! We loved having you link up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to have you back again soon!! -The Sisters

ToSewWith Love said...

I love the turquoise one best! thanks doe sharing, Shawna!

Kyle ( PlushRugs.com ) said...

These circular braided rugs are awesome. I love the contrast in the black/white/blue/pink rug. They both look super comfortable.

-Kyle
PlushRugs