Making a Rug from Polyester Fabric Squares?

December 25, 2009

Polyester Fabric SquaresI am looking for a pattern, made with small squares of double knit material sewn to a bigger piece of fabric to make a rug.

By Janice Urban from Hays, KS



January 29, 20100 found this helpful

I found instructions and pictures at the site.
Hope this helps.

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December 21, 20122 found this helpful

One inch or two inch squares folded into triangles sewn together to make a chain, approx. 100 squares to a chain ... about 20 chains sewn in an oblong circle starting in the middle of denim cut out in an oval shape.

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July 9, 2012

Does anyone know if you can buy the polyester squares already cut out? My mom makes rugs, but she is having a hard time cutting out the squares.

By Carolyn


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July 16, 20120 found this helpful

I couldn't find anything on Google, but here is my ideas. I hope they help.

Find a friend, church member or younger person like a grandchild who will cut them for her. If she has a bit of time, she can advertise on Craigslist that she will make a rug for someone who will cut enough squares to make 10. Something like that. Who knows, it might lead to more business.


Good luck and please display one for us sometime? PBP

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August 17, 20130 found this helpful

Buy your mom an Accuquilt GO! Baby cutter. It comes with the "value" set which includes a 4 1/2", 2 1/2" squares (4" and 2" finished size) and a 1 1/2" triangle shape. You can cut 6-8 squares at a time. Go! Baby cutter's best price where I bought mine was at: for $74.99 which was the cheapest around. This will help your mom out tremendously.

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November 3, 20210 found this helpful

I cut my squares using a paper cutter. You can buy them at Walmart or many other places. I bought the wooden platform kind that has the lines laying at measurements.


It is pretty simple to cut them that way.

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October 14, 2019

Does anyone have a pattern or instructions for making a rug from Fortrel squares sewn onto a denim back? I saw an example on Pinterest.

They are folded in half to make triangles and then sewn through the center to the backing.


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October 14, 20190 found this helpful

Thrifty Fun has a guide here

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May 4, 2018

Does anyone have a picture of these and a pattern?


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May 13, 20181 found this helpful

There are instructions right here on Thrifty Fun.

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May 14, 20180 found this helpful

here;s a link to instructions on a DIY shag rug

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May 11, 2012

I am looking for a rug pattern where the polyester is cut into squares and sewn together so that the points stick up.

By Jan


December 21, 20121 found this helpful

One or two inch squares folded into triangles sewn together to make a chain. 100 squares to a chain about 20 chains to a rug. Sew chain to denim material starting in middle.

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September 21, 2013

How do I make a rug using polyester squares?

By Anita I.

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July 16, 2013

I am looking for how-to make rug out of 1inch or 2 inch squares. You fold them over and sew. That's all I know! I'm a crafter and want to make for Christmas. Thanks.

By Jsanette L.

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June 24, 2012

I saw a post asking about making a rug out of polyester fabric squares. Did anyone ever post a pattern? I recently bought a rug and think it looks like fun to make. Thanks!

By TinaP from WI

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