Thursday, June 6, 2013


In my small group one of my friends, Linda, suggested we do Floorquilts as a project together.  It was a technique that I had not done but was definitely on my bucket list.  Linda found this book for us and we all purchased our copy and we got started.

I decided to make mine almost square to use in my kitchen.  I chose greens to do my rail fence design.

I chose to use a toile drapery fabric for my backing.  It was necessary to prep this piece with Gesso.

LilBit is looking for her home in the design!  LOL

After the Gesso step we moved on to attaching our designs to the base.

These strips have been treated with a diluted solution of water and ModPodge.

After I made the rail fence blocks I decided I wanted a little contrast so I did some circles at the intersections.

Then I added the "binding".  This is so fun because it is cut and paste.

Now comes the sealing and finishing.   Using more Mod Podge and sanding between coats is the first step.  Then it is sealed with an Acrylic Poly sealer and some skid resistant product on the back.  The rug is ready to use.



  1. Sandi it looks wonderful...did you finish yours already?

    1. No, Sharon, I will have to put it aside for a few days. Then I will round up the last supplies and get it all coated and finished.

  2. Do you actually walk on it? Can one wash it once it has been sealed? Could one not iron it onto vilene interfacing and then stitch it use foam or batting and a non slip backing?

    1. It can be walked on. I first saw them at Quilt Shows on the floor in vendors' booths where hundreds of people were walking on them. It can be mopped just like a tile floor. All of the components are essentially "glued" down with Mod Podge. I am not familiar with all the products you mention but I guess you could make a rug that way. I make lots of Ladder Hooked Rugs and they are machine washable because they are woven together. When this is finished it has become a glued piece with lots of coats of Poly on it.