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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2022 :  2:33:25 PM  Show Profile


I keep forgetting to show you this Amish Rug my girlfriend in Iowa sent me for my birthday. She lives close to an Amish and Mennonite Community in Kalona, Iowa. She knows how much I love anything made by the Amish as I have been to Kalona and I love the town and the folks. It was like Jeez maybe 2009 I was there and bought an old quilt made out of men’s dress jackets. It is just a wonderful little community.
Anyway, the rug was made with double knit fabric, I use it in my side of the bed. I like it because it is so colorful.
It looks easy to make for the Farmgirls that like to use their sewing machine.


Big Hugs,
Debbie
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Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2022 :  4:01:01 PM  Show Profile
Oh my stars! Kool rug!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

470 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
470 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2022 :  4:03:35 PM  Show Profile
Very pretty and looks like it feels good on your feet!

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2022 :  4:38:53 PM  Show Profile
Love the colors. Would like to see a close up to see how it is made.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

841 Posts

Wanda
Monroe NC
USA
841 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2022 :  5:13:16 PM  Show Profile
So pretty, I have never seen anything like it!!

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2022 :  5:38:41 PM  Show Profile
I will do that for you tomorrow Judith. Thank

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!



Edited by - Blessed in Colorado on Sep 02 2022 5:41:01 PM
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2022 :  9:12:21 PM  Show Profile
Strange to see an Amish rug made with a sewing machine. Probably a treadle.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2456 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2456 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2022 :  10:05:20 AM  Show Profile
Oh Debbie, that's beautiful! I too, love all the colors!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2022 :  12:15:04 PM  Show Profile

Judith here are a couple of pictures close up. They did see it with a treadle machine as they invited my friend to got to their home to pick out a rug as they were all at her house. This was very unusual to be invited to their home but they know my friend well as she buys from them a lot.
Hope this helps Judith.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2022 :  1:01:34 PM  Show Profile
It looks like it is squares of fabric folded diagonally into triangles then stitched down into rows on a backing. Being double-knit it isn't likely to unravel and will wear well, not to mention being washable and soft on bare tootsies. Ingenious! Great Pictures; thank you bunches Debbie.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2022 :  1:08:13 PM  Show Profile
You are welcome Judith. My friend thought about making one for herself and wondered if she would have any trouble getting polyester knit fabric. We thought perhaps goodwill or thrift stores. I am guessing they chose the polyester as it stands up and holds well. If my friend does make herself one I will send pictures.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2022 :  5:49:15 PM  Show Profile
I had the same thought about finding double-knit fabric. Thrift shops might be the best idea, cheaper and keeping microfibers out of the environment for a while longer, but I googled "polyester double-knit fabric" and lo and behold it is still available.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2022 :  6:04:10 PM  Show Profile
Oh, well that is good to know that the fabric is still available. Judith are you thinking about making one? I think I would have used black thread on the back, as I think it would look better.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!



Edited by - Blessed in Colorado on Sep 03 2022 6:23:03 PM
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2022 :  6:09:34 PM  Show Profile
I agree; black on the back and I would probably use a variegated on the front. Not sure if I will make one or not; I'm still trying to get some UFOs out of the way. It sure is tempting, tho.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2022 :  02:23:21 AM  Show Profile
My mom and grandma used to make those rugs. They used polyester material. That was what the ladies pants used to be made out of.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6017 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6017 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2022 :  08:26:30 AM  Show Profile
Debbie, that rug is beautiful!! I to love all the colors in it.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8703 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8703 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2022 :  03:25:45 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful rug and what a pretty gift!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5691 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5691 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2022 :  1:43:31 PM  Show Profile
That is such a neat rug. And has even more meaning because it was a handmade gift. Love all the bright colors.

Krista
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

712 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
712 Posts

Posted - Sep 06 2022 :  12:01:13 PM  Show Profile
What a beautiful piece! :) I love all the bright colors!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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