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Little Rug Big Rug

So, here’s a totally random idea . . .

I have a big living room.  A while back I was hunting for a giant rug to help cozy up the wood floors – which I love.

As we all know, the bigger the rug, the bigger the price tag and the thought of spending upwards of 1K for the size I needed was terrifying. No matter how much ‘vision’ I might have, how can I really know what something so large will look like until it’s actually on the floor??? (I’d love to hear how you guys have done it, by the way.)

So, instead, I bought 4 of the same rugs from good ole Urban Outfitters and slip stitched them together (tut to come).

For mine, I took into consideration how the edges would meet up a little since it was so line-y, but I don’t think it would really matter, depending on the design.

This one would be cool.  Or, how about this one?

I could even see matching different rugs together for fun. It’s not the fanciest thing I ever did, but for about $120, it fit the bill.


Comment from Donna R-L
Time January 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Brilliant! I have the same problem and have been balking at the price tags of large rugs but never thought of this as a solution. Thank you!

Comment from Hats
Time January 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

That’s pretty cool looking. Nice job, lady.

Comment from Suzannah
Time January 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

I’m ON it!! Thanks!!

Comment from Brigitte
Time January 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

This is brilliant! I am filing this idea away.

Comment from KatieQ
Time January 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

That’s a fabulous idea! What kind of needle and thread did you use to sew them together?

Comment from K-Sue
Time January 30, 2011 at 7:31 am

whay a great idea! And some of those UO rugs would work erally nicely done that way.

Comment from Jane
Time January 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

You can do this with bathmats if you want a big & durable kitchen rug (or indeed a rug for a very big bathroom). I sewed two pink bathmats to an orange one, for a funky stripy and very cheap rug!

Comment from Rachel
Time January 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I used an upholstery thread that is similar to dental floss and a curved upholstery needle. A big straight needle will work fine too.

Comment from veeann
Time August 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm

what a great looking rug and a great idea! I’ve always liked the idea of making my own big rug, thanks 4 sharing

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