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|
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!