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Old 08-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Rhino33 View Post
This is the fun part!!

Would love to learn how to make a rag rug for the bedroom...
RAG RUG - can you crochet? (Crow-shay) for those who've not seen the word in print. At it's simplest, crocheting is making a slip knot or a series of them. Most of the fancier stitches are basically making a slip knot and tying it into a previously made stitch or series of stitches. If you go to Maggie's latest thread, she made one out of Doug's old T-shirts.

A braided rug is different and IMHO harder.

Look for a recent series of posts by Maggie of Doug&Maggie.

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:19 AM   #16
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Yes. I did crochet a rug out of some of Doug's t-shirts.

It was simple, simple, simple.

If you know how to crochet, it is completely painless but for cutting the t-shirt into one, continuous, strip. Takes a few minutes for each.

If you don't know how to crochet, it is still easy, as you use a very large hook, but with a small learning curve.

I have one I bought at a craft fair several years ago that is made in an oval, and out of strips of old sheets.

You could make it as large as you like. PM me if you are interested and need more instructions.

This is a link for the pattern I used, which also shows a technique for joining strips that does not require sewing.


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Old 08-12-2014, 11:38 AM   #17
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I don't currently crochet, but since it only uses one hook versus knitting with two, I might be able to manage it! I was originally thinking of a rug that would tie together, but am just making things up as we go along. A friend found a 'shag' type rag rug, so I will have to find that one as well. I love the internet!!

Thanks so much, I'll check out the link and pattern.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:36 PM   #18
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I have a queen size quilt from Pottery Barn. Fits great - I just tuck it under at the bottom if the bed.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:53 AM   #19
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Try using those worn out T shirts. My wife did, looks great, adds color, and is warm on chilly nights.

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Old 03-26-2015, 06:31 PM   #20
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Is there any benefit to keeping the original textiles that come with a new trailer for resale purposes? Our FC 30FB is on it's way and I'm excited to replace all the textiles that come with it. We're planning on fulltiming, so lugging along the originals isn't very appealing. TIA!
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:39 PM   #21
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We kept all ours....upstairs in a closet

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Old 03-26-2015, 07:13 PM   #22
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My opinion is that they would not enhance a sale if you choose to sell in the future. They are nothing special.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:56 PM   #23
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We have a ccd international,black inside, so accent lime green and white down. I make a very soft fluffy special bed, accented with vera Bradley like pillows, homemade quilts and more. Will try to post a photo..
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:54 PM   #24
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We just traded our 2014 25 FC in for a 2015 28FC. I pulled the original spread and pillows out and put them back on to take it to the dealership. I told them not to unpack the new linens because they were going back in storage until I needed them. He indicated that lots of people do just that. We couldn't tell if it made any difference in the trade since the deal was done before they actually saw it but I felt better.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:59 PM   #25
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I found this site, looks like some nice textiles for Airstream owners.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:28 AM   #26
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I got a Pendleton blanket recently and really enjoy being able to tuck it under at the foot of the bed - it makes the foot of the bed area seem much more spacious than the previous down comforter we had that hung down just enough to take up space but not enough to tuck under.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:49 PM   #27
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Do you still have the bedspread that you were selling last year?
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:32 PM   #28
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How about recovering your present bedspread? Our twin bedspreads are the perfect weight for summer at the TN Airstream Park, so we purchased new fabric at JoAnn's (40% off coupon) and had a quilter re-quilt them using a long arm machine. We did the finishing sewing ourselves. At the same time we recovered the cornice boards in the BR & LR.

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