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sa   RAG RUG
sa   RUG -- HOOKED
sa   RUG -- WOVEN

How to make a 3x5 rug from 20 cotton mopheads and a piece of canvas backing.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1978 (v.10#4) pg. 44

Easy and economical "quick change" decorating ideas include making a free-form rug from mill ends, cut in a supergraphic pattern and taped together.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1976 (v.54#1) pg. 46

Projects to make with your sewing machine. Includes an oval "hooked" rug and a rectangular rya rug with yarn strips stitched to the backing
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1977 (v.55#3) pg. 98, 140

How to make canvas rugs that double as exercise mats. Finished rug is 36"x54" and is padded with four layers of quilt batting. Est. cost: $43.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 110, 160

Super-soft rug or wall hanging is an intertwined rainbow. Est. cost: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 86, 160

Coiled fabric rug is made from jumbo upholstery cord wrapped with fabric scraps. Coils are sewn together to make a 46-inch diameter circular rug.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1981 (v.59#2) pg. 103, 152

Sheepish rug. Turn a woolly throw rug into "Mary's Little Lamb" by adding a head and legs. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 88, 143

Rug or exercise mat is made from 8" squares of old denim material (blue jeans). Dimensions: 40"x64". Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 39, 49

Sew imitation fur triangles to make a 32"x 48" tricolor geometric design rug. Est. cost: $21.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 114, 181

Bold geometric runner is made by joining four 24"x36" chenille rugs. Decorative zigzag topstitch accents the joins.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1998 (v.76#3) pg. 20

Purchased sisal rug is given a border of plaid fabric attached with hot glue.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1998 (v.76#3) pg. 24

A nautical rope mat (floor mat) is made from manila or sisal rope.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 2001 (v.91#12) pg. 54

Handmade felt. How to make and use it in various soft sculptures including a felt rug and a felt bowl.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #86 Apr 1982 (v.8#2) pg. 37

Seven easy summer projects designed for kids. Includes a butterfly pencil holder, clothespin key rings, a child's play rug, milk carton houses, wooden picture dominoes, a bread dough sheep plaque and a fish-shaped breadboard.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 62

How to make a child's play rug that is a street layout for a play town.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 63

How to make a 30"x40" rug consisting of bundles of string tied to cotton ducking.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1977 (v.8#8) pg. 32

Sewing machine rug. Yarn is wrapped on a "weaver's reed" and stitched on a machine to create fringe. The fringe is then sewn on muslin.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1980 (v.11#7) pg. 54

Fuzzy bedside rug and matching slippers both look like cats.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 127, 205

Easy-to-make, reversible, "no-sew" coiled rug. Made from clothesline cord, scrap yarn, and a needle.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 27 1984 (v.97#5) pg. 110, 122

How to add lots of living space to your house and save $4,600. Part 2. Completion of interior finishing includes installation of self-stick shag rug tiles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #129 Sep 1971 (v.21#7) pg. 37

How to make a quilted rug from assorted cotton fabrics in a striped pattern.
HANDMADE Jul-Sep 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 53, 45

How to make a felted rug. Requires about 3 lbs. of scoured fleece or roving.
HANDMADE Jul-Sep 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 64, 54

Quilted rug that can also be hung for wall decoration.
HANDMADE #12 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 114, 91

How to knot a Lover's Knot rope mat.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 49

Tambour work welcome mat or hearth rug has a papyrus pattern and is 36"x26".
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1978 (v.8#2) pg. 67, 104

"Horus" rug or wall hanging is created by sewing rug yarn into rows of looped fringe that are then sewn to a rug canvas.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1978 (v.8#2) pg. 67, 103

How to make a cloverleaf shaped rope rug.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 (v.9#2) pg. 89, 118

Large rug is made from fake fur. Features 4 different colors arranged in a geometrical pattern.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#5) pg. 16, 45, 34

Three throw rugs made by sewing looped yarn on a fabric background using a sewing machine.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.3#1) pg. 15, 46

Striped rug and toilet lid cover are made by sewing loops of polyester knit fabric on a fabric backing using a sewing machine.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.3#1) pg. 16, 46

Carpets and rugs. A description of floor coverings from about 1750 until this century.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1983 (v.11#7) pg. 142

Tip: How to care for grass and straw rugs.
PARENTS HOME Apr 1981 (v.5#7) pg. 54

The do's and don'ts when selecting area rugs.
SUNSET Jan 1995 (v.194#1) pg. 85

Advice on washing an antique rug. Includes technique for testing whether dyes are stable.
THREADS #5 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 8

Tip suggests using rubber-backed draperies as a non-slip surface beneath a rug.
THREADS #32 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 16

A 6x9-ft. rug made from nine bath mats.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 27 1978 (v.42#1) pg. 94, 162

Pleated circular rug. Machine-pleated strips of fabric are sewn to a muslin backing in overlapping rings.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 17 1979 (v.42#12) pg. 83, 112

Oriental-look rug combines a border-print fabric and fringe. Est. cost: $33.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 16 1981 (v.44#11) pg. 81, 150

Pompon rug is made by sewing 150 yarn pompons to a mesh canvas.
WORKBASKET Feb 1980 (v.45#4) pg. 46