Rag rugs adorned many Colonial and Revolutionary American homes. Ladies could take old clothing, bedding, and left over fabric and turn them into functional rugs.
- Plastic needle
- Safety pin
- Cut the fabric into long strips.
- Pin three strips of equal size together at the top.
- Hold the pinned part steady and start braiding.
- When you reach the end of a strip, cut two holes in the braided strips, then intertwine the new strip without knotting. Once this is braided, it will hold in place. Knots cause bulges.
- Keep braiding and occasionally check the size of your rug by winding your braid in a circle.
- Once the circle looks large enough, thread the needle and knot the end of the thread. Starting at the MIDDLE of the rug, stitch every half inch or so in a circle.