Friday, January 08, 2016

Finish It Up Friday...Scrappy Triangle Shag Rug

A friend sent me a picture on facebook of a rug.
It was a cute rug she saw at a newborn photography class.
I took on the challenge of recreating that rug. I was a bit surprised to not find anything like it online.  I did finally find a variation of prairie points to use when folding and ironing.
 I did a lot of folding and ironing.  I took 4 inch squares folded them in half and then folded the sides overlapping to create more of an acute angle to the triangle.

I started with a 30 inch circle made from some denim and just started sewing them on...around and around.
 I was amazed at how many times I had to stop and find more squares of fabric!  You can't tell either, but I would do 2 rows of brighter, darker colored triangles and then a row of lighter colored triangles.  Around and around and around I went.
 The picture she had showed about a 5 or 6 inch circle of one color in the center.  I tried that and quilted it down, but it didn't look right.  First it was just a tad off center and second it was just so flat with all of the triangles around it.
 I just love the shaggy feel :)  This project did wonders for my small scrap fabric bin!
 The cat enjoyed its short time on the ottoman.
 With triangles added it measured 32 inches in diameter from point to point.
 As I was sewing this I imagined many options you could do with different colors.  I do think next time I would used slightly larger triangles.
 Hehe, the bottom us even kind of fun!



  1. This is so gorgeous!

  2. This is super cool!! What a great finish.

  3. Wow - that's a big job! And a great looking rug too. Who is going to keep it, you or your friend?

    1. It has already been shipped off to her :) I am excited to see how she uses it in her photography!

  4. I love this! Looks like so much fun for your feet.

  5. Amazing! I love it!

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  7. This is fantastic!!! I love the denim backing and all the fun fabric you used. I may have to give this a try!

  8. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Wow! This is really neat. I don't think I would have thought to make a rug like this!

  9. Fantastic, I love it! At last something fun and different in the quilt world!! It's beautiful!