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    Rag Rug Balls

    This past autumn, I attended an Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival and was intrigued by these baseball-size bowl-filler balls that seemed to be made from rag rugs. Does anyone have any idea how to make these? I would certainly appreciate any input.

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    i can't even picture these. i'm intrigued....

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    I'm picturing strips of fabric, wrapped into a ball, kind of like a ball of string?? Am I on the right track?
    I remember seeing a picture, maybe in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, of a bowl ful of balls of flour sack fabric. The patterns on the fabric were so pretty, and they looked neat just sitting in this big wooden bowl.

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    You don't mean "made from rag rugs" right? You mean the long strips you'd normally use to make rag rugs?

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    Rag Rugs

    They were not made from rag rugs but the sure looked like rag rugs! Obviously, they cut the strips and rolled them very tightly into a cord,then coiled the cord around the ball. There was no real "pattern" to it, just starting with a tight coil and continuing to coil until the entire ball was covered. They were beautiful and I could kick myself for not buying at least one (so I could tear it apart to see how it was made!)

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    oh.... when i was making rag rugs, i'd just coil the "string" up into balls and pin the end into place. i thought they were cute so i would leave them in a nifty little bowl on the table between use. so i guess i can and have pictured there....

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    Maybe get wooden balls and wrap with the rag cord. Use hot glue as you wrap it to keep it all together.


 

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