Two great vintage cottons and a polyester double-knit make up this bold throw rug that I just finished for my web store–http://www.kikisrewinddesigns.etsy.com
The textural effect is great–both front and back.
More authentic 1970s cotton in a nice warm brown finish the sides with wide banding and mitered corners.
Yes, I could have stopped there–but the early 70s were all about pushing the limits. I think we called it, letting it all hang out.
- Cut five petals, one circle.
- Place applique pieces using a temporary adhesive
- Zig-zig around the edges
Polyester double-knit doesn’t ravel and it has lots of body, making it great for appliques. Plus there’s a lot of this indestructible fabric still hanging around. We had tons of it for sale at the Alamance County Hospice Flea Market last summer, CHEAP.
And while polyester double-knit was never fun to wear (It didn’t breathe), the colors and designs are sooo very, very 70s. Appliques are the perfect solution.
Note: If you fall in love with a fabric you see in one of my blog posts, contact me. There may be extra yardarm available for sale. ( At the very least, I’ll sympathize. I know what it is to lust after a fabric)