Friday, October 2, 2015

Amish Knot/Toothbrush Rug Tip #3

Rugs aren't the only thing you can make with the Amish Knot/Toothbrush Rug technique.

You can make baskets, bowls, pet beds, hot pads and even coasters!

Small Bowl and Drink Coasters by Whitehouse Whimsies and Rugs courtesy fourelevenrox

For rugs, pet beds, hot pads and large baskets/bowls, I use 2"-2 1/2" fabric strips. But for drink coasters and small bowls, I use smaller strips. I find that using wide strips causes coasters to be more bulky and I like the detail that is created when using thinner strips.

So if you want to make something with the Amish Knot/Toothbrush Rug technique but don't want to create an entire rug, try a set of coasters or a small bowl. I'll be posting instructions soon for making bowls and baskets. Meanwhile, today's tip:

WHITEHOUSE WHIMSIES AND RUGS Toothbrush Rug Tip #3 by fourelevenrox
Use 1"-1 1/2" fabric strips to create fabric coasters or small fabric bowls.

For directions on how to start your coasters, use the same technique as found here: How to Start

Full Basket Instructions ($5 pdf download) sold here: Basket Instructions
Over 21 pages and 50 color illustrations!

Happy Rugging!

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