Floor Quilt by True

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Home & Decoration
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Description


This is one of my all time favorite projects.  It is a floor quilt...made from material and the concepts of quilting but no sewing involved.  I made this in 2008 as I was tired of dealing with a regular rug in my kitchen where all it seemed to do with collect dust, dirt and animal hair...and other things as well!  It looks as good today as when I made it and could be used anywhere a regular rug can as long as warmth from the rug is not needed.  It took specific materials and steps but was not hard.  The only reason I have not made another is the space needed to make it is hard to come by in my house.  This is the book I used:

Floorquilts!: Fabric Decoupaged Floorcloths-No-Sew Fun by Ellen Highsmith Silver 

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Comments

Caribousmom

Wow, what a cool idea!!!

True

Thanks I have to say I absolutely love it and it draws a lot of attention when people come to visit. A friend came from MI, where my Mom lives, and she had heard all about it from her. She walked in house and said "now where is this floor quilt". I would love to do another for another spot...someday!

Juline

That does look like fun. And very unique.

True

Thanks Juline it is not hard and the skies the limit design wise...and it is now four years old and looks great despite constant traffic and all the animals!

Terryt1955

My mind is spinning like a hamster on an exercise wheel! I have wood floors throughout the house and hear you about rugs collecting dirt, dog hair and dog smell. This would definitely solve the problem in front of the doors that take a hard beating. Hmmmmmmmmm...

True

Terryt1955 You will love it! Seriously cannot tell you how people go on and on about it the first time they come in my kitchen.

Terryt1955

I'm so surprised that it holds up to the dogs running across it and sliding to get their dog food. Can you tell my dogs are little pigs and go crazy at the sound of a package of food being opened. It's the only way I can get the lab out of my bed!

True

Terryt1955 LOL truly my two at @ 70 lbs. each run across it, slide on it and it is not hurt. Author of book also had big dogs and mentioned part of her motivation in creating this rug was to have something that held up to them!

Terryt1955

I'm sold! Time to invest in some industrial knee pads!

True

Terryt1955 I made mine on two tables put together so it would lie flat.

Conniharns

This is the coolest look. Have always wanted to do one of these. You inspire my little brain!! Thanks!!

True

Conniharns Thank you! Ironically this design is more modern than I tend to be but I tried to select fabrics that were traditional. I chose design based on ease of putting it together since I have never done anything like this when I made it.

Rebeccajeffsmith

I've seen smaller versions of this under high chairs. What a good idea. I like your designs.

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