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Cutting Material for a Rag Rug

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According to many crafters, when you are cutting the fabric for your rag rug project, cut it lengthwise. Although cutting on the bias may reduce fraying it can cause the fabric to stretch more. This page contains some tips for cutting material for a rag rug.
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April 18, 2017

Does it matter if you cut the material on the bias or not? Which way will keep it from fraying?
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April 19, 20171 found this helpful
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Cut length-wise, not across

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April 19, 20171 found this helpful

When you cut on the bias (45 degrees from The selvage) you prevent fraying.

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

Depending on the fabric, you might also have issues with it wanting to stretch.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

I have never made a rag rug so I would need extra help with instructions.
Maybe you need some help with other matters when making a first rag rug:
here is info from one sewer..
Cut the strips with the grain of the fabric and not the bias (or diagonally for you non-sewers) because this helps to not stretch it too much.

homeguides.sfgate.com/make-fabric-strips-rag-rugs-72628...

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