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Aunt Philly's Toothbrush Rug

Making rugs is fast, easy and fun!
They work up fast because there isn't any sewing and we can tear all of our strips of fabric in a couple of minutes. Our rug making method is relaxing.

The toothbrush is made from torn strips of fabric and a modified toothbrush and the rugs last for years.

Before Class:
Tear your fabric lengthwise, on grain, make two inch wide strips. Fast Tearing Technique is on page 2 of your pattern. I stack my ends of fabric together and fold over the end of the fabric an inch and cut a slit 1/2 inch long lengthwise so when you open the fabric back out, your slit will be one inch long.

Make sure that you don't cut your slits too close to the edge, or they will tear out. If you don't like the wrong side of your fabric, then you need to press your strips in half lengthwise so when you make your rug, the wrong side of the fabric won't show. If you use batiks or homespun fabrics you don't need to press your strips because there isn't a wrong side.

It is to your benefit to read your pattern on the Oval Rug before class, and try to understand what you will be doing in the class.


  • A tape measure or yardstick
  • Large safety pin
  • Aunt Philly's needle
  • At least 1 1/2 yards of fabric prepared as stated above for class; if multi-colored bring some of each color
  • Pattern for the Oval Rug
  • Total amount of fabric for rug is 10 yards; can be if varying colors

Thank you for taking my class.

Requirements: Purchase of pattern and tool required. See supply list under description.
Instructor: Aunt Philly
Instructor Bio: Aunt Philly

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.