You may remember this rug from one of my Quilt Market posts
I trotted over to our neighboring OSH and picked me up a package* and started cutting fabric strips.
Lots and lots of strips.
Using a rotary cutter with a pinking blade (very important) I cut fifty bazillion 2" x 8" strips in coordinating prints.
Then proceeded to tie the fabric strips to the fencing with a single knot (not to be confused with a double knot).
I tied one strip on each of the four sides of the one inch openings, gradually changing colors as I went so the various colors flowed and didn't look patchy. I tied two or three strips around the edges and in the corners for extra fullness.
The pinking blade eliminates any fraying.
My little rug finished about 18" x 24" so I can get several small rugs from one package of fencing.
What's that? You're wondering about washing? Not so sure about that since the fencing is pretty stiff. I think I'd make one to place at the side of a bed or in front of a babies changing table - in a low traffic area - not in front of the kitchen sink or for the front door.
These would be a great way to use up some of that sale fabric that you might have or just make them scrappy to use up bits and pieces of left over fabrics. Why not precut a bunch of fabric and get the kids involved this summer - that'll teach em to say they're bored!
Encourage one another,